David E. Schwager

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Kingston, Pennsylvania

David E. Schwager, Attorney at Law
David E. Schwager
David E. Schwager, Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1988

Education: Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

David E. Schwager, Attorney at Law

183 Market St
Suite 100
Kingston, PA 18704 Visit website


David E. Schwager uses his extensive knowledge and experience to represent clients in Scranton, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. His practice areas include the following: civil trial practice, estate administration, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, creditors’ rights, land use and zoning, title insurance and real estate.

Mr. Schwager served as the 126th president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and as Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  An elected Fellow of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Mr. Schwager serves as Secretary of the Real Estate Litigation Committee and the Member Selection Committee of the College.

Admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, Mr. Schwager is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He spent time as an assistant district attorney for Luzerne County, as solicitor to the Luzerne County Board of Assessment Appeals, and is a former legislative aide to the late United States Senator John Heinz.

Mr. Schwager attended Lafayette College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business, and government and law. A McKelvy Scholar at Lafayette who was on the executive committee of the Lafayette Alumni Council, he then earned his Juris Doctor from the Penn State Dickinson Law. He frequently shares his experience and knowledge with the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute through various seminars.

He has served as a member of the Board of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Growth Partnership and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund. He has served as board member and treasurer of Ecumenical Enterprises and is a past president of the Friedman JCC, and the Wyoming Seminary Alumni Association, as well as a wide range of other organizations and charitable institutions.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Land Use/Zoning, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Collections, Contracts, Foreclosure, Limited Liability Companies, Loan Modifications, Mortgage & Refinance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Partnership, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Short Sale, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Land Use/Zoning
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidschwagerlaw.com

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chairman, Municipality of Kingston Zoning Hearing Board; President, Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley; President, B'nai B'rith Apartments Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority; Solicitor, District 16 Little League; Member, Executive Committee of the Lafayette College Alumni Association; Member, Wyoming Seminary President's Council; Past President, Wyoming Seminary Alumni Association
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Available upon request.
Representative Clients:
  • Available upon request.
  • Available upon request.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 126th President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chair, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Past Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section; Treasurer, Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association; Member, Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Past President, Luzerne County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Solicitor, Luzerne County Board of Assessment Appeals; Member, Advisory Board, Wilkes University Law School Initiative; Board of Directors, Dickinson School of Law General Alumni Association; Past Assistant District Attorney, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Educational Background:
  • Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, 1980
  • Lafayette College, 1984
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2018
  • President's Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2020
  • Frances P. Nork Award, American Cancer Society, 1999
  • President's Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2015
  • Top "20 Under 40", Northeast Business Journal, 2002
  • Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Oil And Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Solar

Office location for David E. Schwager

183 Market St
Suite 100
Kingston, PA 18704

Phone: 570-931-4079


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

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