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Charles Alan Shaffer

Charles Alan Shaffer, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1963, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1968, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, diplomate: National Board Trial Advocacy, certified: (civil trial advisory), bar: United States District Court(Eastern Dist), United States Tax Court; certified mediator United States District Court.

Background

  • Shaffer, Charles Alan was born on July 22, 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Irene G. (Murzin) Shaffer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1963.

    Career

    • Sole practice, 1963—1968. Assistant public defender Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, 1965—1967. Law clerk Court Common Pleas of Luzerne County, 1967—1969, 1st clerk of Orphans' Court, deputy register of wills, 1972—1983.

      Partner Flanigan, Doran, Biscontini & Shaffer, Wilkes-Barre, 1968—1986, Mahler, Shaffer & Pugliese, 1986—2007, Pugliese, Finnegan and Shaffer LLC, since 2008. Member faculty Wilkes College, 1964—1970. Lecturer Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1988.

      National panel arbitrators American Arbitration Association, Pennsylvania Council Mediators. Special trial master Court Common Pleas, Pennsylvania.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1963, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1968, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, diplomate: National Board Trial Advocacy, certified: (civil trial advisory), bar: United States District Court(Eastern Dist), United States Tax Court. Certified mediator United States District Court.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    President United Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 1970—1972. Board directors Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre, 1970—1976, Fine Arts Fiesta, Sordoni Gallery Wilkes University, Jewish Federal Wyoming Valley. President Fine Arts Fiesta, Sordoni Gallery Wilkes University, 1986—1990.

    Treasurer, board directors Temple B'nai B'rith, Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1980. Incorporator, board directors Health Services Agency Northeastern Pennsylvania. Member of American Bar Association (litigation section committee on trial practice), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Luzerne County Bar Association (president 1998—2000), Pennsylvania Bar Association (judicial administration committee and dispute resolution committee), Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association,, Westmoreland (Wilkes-Barre) Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, photography, science fiction.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara A. Kurlancheek, July 30, 1961. Children: Jonathan David, Susan Deborah.
    • father: Joseph Shaffer
    • mother: Irene G. (Murzin) Shaffer
    • spouse: Barbara A. Kurlancheek
    • children: Jonathan David Shaffer
    • Susan Deborah Shaffer
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