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Jerry B. Chariton - Wilkes Barre, PA

138 South Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18703

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Updated: 10/21/2022

Wilkes Barre Estate and Tax Planning Lawyer


Jerry B. Chariton is a partner of Chariton & Malak. Listed in the BarRegister of Preeminent Lawyers, Mr. Chariton is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served as chairman of the ACTEC Tax Issues Relevant to Trusts and Estates Subcommittee and a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee and Charitable Planning Committee...

About Jerry B. Chariton

Practice Areas

  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Elder Care Law
  • Commercial, Tax and Orphans' Court Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Title Insurance
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • General Civil Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Other Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (Fellow)
  • Pennsylvania State University Planned Giving Advisory Council (Member)
  • ACTEC Tax Issues Relevant to Trusts and Estates Subcommittee (Chairman)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Member)
  • ABA Tax Section (Member)
  • ABA Tax Section Committee on Small Firm Lawyers (Past Chairman)
  • ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Member)
  • ABA General Litigation Section (Member)
  • Middle District (PA) Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) (Member)
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (PBA) (Past Chairman)
  • Estate Planning Committee (PBA) (Past Chairman)
  • Probate Procedures Committee (PBA) (Past Chairman)
  • Business Law Section (PBA) (Member)
  • Luzerne County Bar Association (Member)
  • Luzerne County (Past Assistant District Attorney)
  • Luzerne County Orphans' Court Rules Committee (Chairman)
  • Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Past President)
  • Pocono Downs, Inc. (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Fiduciary Litigation Committee (Member)
  • Charitable Planning Committee (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President, Mid-Atlantic Region of the Zionist Organization of America.
  • Former Trustee and Director, Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley
  • Former Director, United Hebrew Institute


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1962
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

Office Information


138 South Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18703


  • 570-824-3580


Other Sources of Feedback About Jerry B. Chariton

Included on the 2008 Pennsylvania list

View the profile for Jerry B. Chariton on Super Lawyers


  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

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