With more than a decade of experience, J. Chadwick (“Chad”) Schnee has served clients in a wide variety of matters, including, among others, labor and employment law matters, municipal issues and guardianship matters. Chad has argued several cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is an authority on Right-to-Know Law issues, having authored two editions of the definitive guidance on that statute: The Right-to-Know Law: A Practice Guide, published by PBI Press.
Chad believes that attorneys best serve their clients by solving problems, and he has represented or counseled clients in labor arbitrations, unemployment compensation hearings, mental health expungement cases, MA eligibility hearings, appellate litigation, child abuse expungement hearings, Right-to-Know Law matters, Sunshine Act matters, contract issues, bail forfeiture matters and a variety of other civil litigation matters.
Chad formerly served as the First Assistant County Solicitor for the County of Berks, where, after being nominated by the Berks County Board of Commissioners, he attended the Center for Excellence in County Leadership in 2019. Chad also has served as the Assistant Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, where he wrote or edited around 10,000 final orders concerning the Right-to-Know Law and related issues.
Chad lives with his wife and four children near Lititz, where his wife’s family has roots pre-dating the Civil War.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2021 Readers Choice - Best Lawyers||Reading Eagle||2021|
|2021 Best of the Best Lebanon Valley - Law Firm||Lebanon Daily News||2021|
|Certificate||CCAP Center for Excellence in County Leadership||2019|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Tucker Hull, LLC||2020 - Present|
|First Assistant County Solicitor||Berks County Solicitor's Office||2016 - 2020|
|Assistant Chief Counsel||Pennsylvania Office Of Open Records||2010 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney / Law Clerk / Summer Associate||Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lancaster County Bar Association||Member||2020 - Present|
|Berks County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy C||Member||2012 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Government Lawyers C||Member||2012 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Berks County Elder Abuse Task Force||Member||2016 - 2020|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||The Right-to-Know Law: A Practice Guide - Second Edition||2020|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||The Right-to-Know Law: A Practice Guide||2018|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Right-to-Know||2012|
|Tulane University School of Law Sports Lawyers Journal||Wrestling with Retaliation: Pinning Down the Burlington ‘Dissuading’ Standard under Title IX||2010|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Pittsburgh)||A ‘Sound’ Policy? The RIAA and The Copyright Act||2009|
|University of Pittsburgh||J.D.||2009|
|University of Rochester||B.A.||2005|
|The Right to Know Law 2020||Right-to-Know Law||2020|
|Municipal Law Colloquium 2019||Right-to-Know Law and CHRIA||2019|
|Everything a Municipal Solicitor Needs to Know About the Right to Know Law / Sunshine Act||Right-to-Know Law and Sunshine Act||2018|
|Municipal Law Update 2018||Right-to-Know Law||2018|
|Bench-Bar Conference - Right To Know Today||Right-to-Know Law||2018|
|2018 Solicitors' Conference||Right-to-Know Law||2018|
|To Bail or Not to Bail||Bail forfeiture process||2017|
|Municipal Law Colloquium 2017||Right-to-Know Law||2017|
|In re: J.M.Y., 218 A.3d 404 (Pa. 2019)|
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