David L. Schwalm

David L. Schwalm: Attorney with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP AV stamp icon
  • Chair, Employment Practice Area at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP (85 Attorneys)
  • 305 North Front Street, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 999, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Dave has over 30 years of legal experience and concentrates his practice primarily in the defense of litigation against public and private entities and
employers, involving issues of government liability, municipal liability, civil rights claims, and employment law.

Dave has appeared before most of the state’s Common Pleas Courts and in the United States District Courts in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and has handled appellate matters before the Pennsylvania appellate courts, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has also appeared before courts in West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. In addition, he has handled employment matters before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has also written articles and made numerous presentations to clients and various other organizations in these areas of law.

Dave previously served as a Director and President of the Halifax Area School Board, coached youth soccer, and was active with local scouting groups.


•Employment Law Seminar held on February 27th, 2019 at The Country Club of Harrisburg, PA.
•eNotes: Liability - October 2018

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Liability
  • Governmental Entity & Civil Rights
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Labor & Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
717.255.7643  Phone
717.237.7105  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 999, Harrisburg, PA 17101
University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; 1980, Pennsylvania; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit


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