William G. Schwab

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Lehighton, PA

William G. Schwab & Associates
 | 811 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East, PO Box 56
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 610-377-5200
Fax: 610-377-5209
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

William G. Schwab provides strong counsel and experienced representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Located in Lehighton, the law firm of William G. Schwab and Associates focuses on bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation using cutting edge technology. He was counsel of record in the US Supreme Court case of Schwab v Reilly where the Third Circuit Court of Appeals was reversed in a 6-3 decision in a nationally important matter dealing with exemptions.  He speaks nationally on bankruptcy issues.

Attorney Schwab has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in Bankruptcy for more than 22 years and a school solicitor for more than 26 years. He is also a volunteer mediator for the U.S. District Court. He brings this wealth of experience and knowledge into play every day as he serves his clients. He writes a weekly electronic column for the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, where he has served as a director for over three years.  He is a frequent contributor to the American Journal of Bankruptcy Trustees.

Attorney Schwab graduated with his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia in 1976. In addition to practicing law, he is an active member of many civic organizations, and he was the founder and first president of Carbon County's United Way. He is also an author, editor, college-level lecturer and teacher at continuing legal education seminars.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%)

General Litigation (30%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2019

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About William Schwab

Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.schwab.ac/attorney-profile/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy by American Board of Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CLE Chairperson, Former Chancellor, Carbon County Bar Association
  • US Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Former Council Member, ABA GP Solo Section
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Director, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Executive Director, Carbon County Bar Associaiton
  • Federal and State Courts
  • Council Member, Large of the ABA General Practice Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Supervisor, East Penn Township
  • Founder and First President, United Way of Carbon County
  • Little League to Boy Scouts
  • Volunteer Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Executive Director,  Carbon County Bar Association
  • Editor, American Bar Association GP Solo New Lawyer Newstetter
  • Contributor, Pennsylvania Bar Association General Practice Newsletter
  • Contributor, Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • Electronic eNewsletter Columnist, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Contributor, American Journal of Bankruptcy Trustees


  • Schwab v Reilly, US Supreme Court, 2010, 6-3 Reversal of Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Clients:

  • Blue Ridge Cable Television, Inc., Palmerton Telephone Company, Pencor Servioces. Inc., The Times News

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Over one hundred reported cases in all state including PA Supreme Court and federal courts through Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Office Location for William G. Schwab

811 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East
PO Box 56
Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 610-377-5200

Fax: 610-377-5209

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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