David E. Schwager Zone 5 Governor

Luzerne County lawyer David E. Schwager, a partner in the Wilkes-Barre law firm of Chariton & Schwager, is the Zone Five Governor on the PBA Board of Governors, representing Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming county lawyers.

Schwager is a past chair of the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and a past chair of its Financing of Real Estate Committee and Real Estate Taxation Committee. A member of the PBA House of Delegates, he served as chair of the PBA Statutory Law Committee and vice chair of the PBA Bylaws Committee. He also is a Life Fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

Named a 2010 "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine, Schwager is a member of the Advisory Committee on Real Property Law of the Joint State Government Commission of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He is a past vice chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. He is the treasurer of the Middle District (PA) Bankruptcy Bar Association and also served as a past president of the Luzerne County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Schwager is president of the Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley and president of the Board of B'nai B'rith Apartments. He is a past president of Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre, the S.J. Strauss Lodge of B'nai B'rith and the Wyoming Seminary Alumni Association. He served as chair of the United Hebrew Institute School Board and the 2007 Jewish Federation campaign.

Schwager is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. He serves on the executive committee of the Lafayette College Alumni Association and on the board of the General Alumni Association of The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.