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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.


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


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


Worked at Mahler, Shaffer & Pugliese (Kingston, Pennsylvania) specializing in Corporate and Taxation, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Administration, Trials in all Courts, Appellate and Federal Practice, Commercial Litigation and Transactions, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Construction Financing and Litigation. Sales and Use Tax.

Admitted to the bar, 1963, Pennsylvania. 1968, United States. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

1975, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. 1977, United States. Supreme Court. Certified Mediator, United States.

District for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Assistant Luzerne County Public Defender, 1966-1967. Law Clerk, Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, 1967-1968.

Special Trial Master, Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County. Member: Pennsylvania (Member, Judicial Administration Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee) and American (Member: Litigation Section. Committee on Trial Practice) Bar Associations.

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Defense Research Institute, Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association (Vice President, 1996—). Pennsylvania Council of Mediators. Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mahler, Shaffer & Pugliese offers a sophisticated, talented and aggressive team to meet the needs of the business community and those individuals seeking a high level of expertise and ability in their representation.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, photography, science fiction.


Married Barbara A. Kurlancheek, July 30, 1961. Children: Jonathan David, Susan Deborah.