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Donald J. Palmer

Shareholder
Pittsburgh Office
Frick Building
437 Grant Street, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-0587

Don represents public school districts and municipalities with regard to multiple legal issues. Formerly an associate counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, he is highly experienced and well-known in all areas of education law, particularly general school law, labor matters, special education and student rights. Don currently serves as the appointed Solicitor of the Woodland Hills and Chartiers Valley School Districts.

In addition to his school and municipal practice, Don represents property owners, lenders, purchasers, developers, landlords and tenants in a wide array of real estate transactions. These transactions include sales and acquisitions, title insurance and closings, lending and loan documentation, real estate development, zoning and land use, construction, leasing and lease enforcement.

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1983, Political Science

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Courts Admitted

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Allegheny County Bar Association: Municipal and School Solicitors Section, Real Estate Section

Butler County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board: Appointed Solicitor

Chartiers Valley School District: Appointed Solicitor

Woodland Hills School District: Appointed Solicitor

Community Involvement

Duquesne University’s Graduate School of Education: Former Adjunct Professor

Mount Gallitzin Academy: Former Board Member