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- Phone: 610.997.5071
- Fax: 610.371.8412
- State and Local Tax
- State and Local Government
Don concentrates his practice on complex commercial, civil rights, municipal and charitable tax exemption litigation. He has tried more than 60 jury trials and 30 non-jury trials to verdict in Pennsylvania courts and in United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has represented hospitals, health care systems, and other non-profit entities in charitable tax exemption and business privilege tax cases. He has also represented numerous counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, police departments, police officers and public officials in Section 1983 litigation, as well as in challenges to tapping fees, zoning enforcement, condemnation, property damage, personal injury and other claims.
Don served as a law clerk to the Honorable David E. Mellenberg of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.
- Lehigh County Bar Association
- Northampton County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Litigation Section
- The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn section of the Lehigh County Bar Association
- Lehigh County Commissioner, 1985 – 1989
- Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, Member, Board of Governors, 1997 – 2006
- The Salvation Army of the Lehigh Valley, Advisory Board, 2010 – present
- St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Board of Trustees, 1997 – 2016
- St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network-Allentown Campus, Member, Board of Governors, 1997 – 2010, Chair, 1997 – 2003
- Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, Member, Board of Trustees, 1991 – 1997, Chair, 1996 – 1997
- Allentown Rotary Club, 1987-present, Member; President, 2019-2020
- Family and Counseling Services of the Lehigh Valley, Member, Board of Directors, 1978 – 1991; President, 1990 – 1991
- Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 1991 – 1995
- Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D.
- Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Dean’s List
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit