Chad J. Sweigart


Chad Sweigart focuses his practice on litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, zoning and land use matters, and municipal law.

Chad J. Sweigart

Legal Experience That Stands Out

Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2020, Chad served as a career law clerk to the Hon. A. Richard Caputo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  There, Chad worked on a range of complex cases, including, but not limited to, matters implicating the United States Constitution, federal discrimination laws, and state tort and contract law.  Before that, Chad worked in the Firm’s Wilkes-Barre office, where he defended and prosecuted claims under state and federal law, such as Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Chad’s practice also included the representation of municipal bodies and applicants in zoning matters.

While earning his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Chad served as an Editor for the Penn State Law Review, and he was also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.

Chad worked for his family’s road construction company before he attended law school.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended municipalities and public officials against constitutional claims in federal court.
  • Obtained appellate court decision affirming a zoning hearing board’s land use decision.
  • Successfully represented members of a limited liability company against the other member in binding arbitration.

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  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2006, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Honors and Awards
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • Secretary – 2018
    • Vice-President – 2019
    • President-Elect – 2020