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Jeffrey J. Malak - Wilkes Barre, PA

138 South Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18703

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Updated: 10/21/2022

Wilkes Barre Orphans' Court Practice Lawyer


Mr. Malak is a partner in the law firm of Chariton Malak who possesses broad experience in litigation and corporate matters. Mr. Malak has also briefed and argued numerous appeals in both Federal and State Courts including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals...

About Jeffrey J. Malak

Practice Areas

  • Orphans' Court Practice
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning and Land Use Law
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Government and Municipal Law
  • Federal and State Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Probate and Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Representative Cases

  • Keta Gas & Oil, Co. v. Proctor, 2019 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4532
  • Keta Gas & Oil Co. v. Proctor, 2019 Pa Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4518
  • Keta Gas & Oil Co. v. Proctor, 239 A.3d 23
  • Herder Spring Hunting Club v. Keller, 143 A.3d 358
  • Atlantic Hydrocarbon v. SWN Production Company, LLC, 2019 WL 928996
  • Keta Gas & Oil Co., v. Thomas E. Proctor, et al., 1975 MDA 2018
  • Adam Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Company, 63 MAP 2018
  • Keta Gas & Oil Co., v. Proctor, 2018 WL 7350371
  • Butters, et al., v. SWN Production Company, LLC, 2018 WL 2766290
  • Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club v. Brion, 2018 WL 3085181
  • Gage v. Southwestern Energy Company, 2018 WL 1768058
  • Woodhouse Hunting Club, Inc. v. Hoyt, 183 A.3d 453
  • Black Wolf Rod & Gun Club, Inc. v. International Development Corporation, 832 MAL 2016
  • Southwestern Energy Production Company v. Forest Resources, LLC, et al., 2016 WL 5919873
  • Southwestern Energy Production Company v. Forest Resources, LLC, et al., 2016 WL 4410510
  • Southwestern Energy Production Company v. Forest Resources, LLC, et al., 2015 WL 9873878
  • Black Wolf Rod & Gun Club, Inc., v. International Development Corporation, et al., 2016 WL 6665726
  • Northern Forests II, Inc. v. Keta Realty Company, 130 A.3d 2019
  • Northern Forests II, Inc., v. Keta Realty Company, 2014 WL 12831481
  • Pennlyco, Ltd., v. Southwestern Energy Production Company, 2015 WL 9686953
  • Bailey v. Elder, 2015 WL 9674
  • WM Capital Partners XXXIX v. Southwestern Energy Production Company, 3:14-cv-00688
  • Chief Gathering, LLC v. Watkins, 2011 WL 4597514
  • Bill Goodwin Construction, LLC v. Wondra Construction, et al., 2013 WL 420069
  • Rosenfield v. Frank, 2019 WL 2355588
  • Mariotti, Sr., v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2487945
  • Mariotti, Sr., v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc., 714 F.3d 761
  • Mariotti, Sr., v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc., 2012 WL 5464202
  • Mariotti, Sr. v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc., 2020 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 2048
  • Woods Services, Inc. v. Hazleton Area School District, 2016 WL 6216122
  • Canadian Pacific Railway, Ltd. v. Valley Distributing & Storage Co., et al., 4:14-cv-01929
  • Julia v. Cerato, 2013 WL 9591671
  • Kazimi v. City of Wilkes-Barre, 2006 WL 4726175


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Polish Union of the United States of North America (General Counsel)
  • Polish Union of the United States of North America (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Jackson Township, Luzerne County (Solicitor)
  • Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Luzerne County Orphan s' Court Rules Committee (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey Bar Association (Member)
  • Luzerne County Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors (Member)
  • Middle District (PA) Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • National Business Institute - Attorney’s Guide to Local Government Law Seminar, “Shared Services and the Benefit of Intergovernmental Cooperation”
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute - “Real Estate During the Estate Administration Process”
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - PBA Shale Energy Law Committee - “Recent Case Updates”
  • Wilkes-Barre Law Library Bench Bar Committee “Oil and Gas Pipeline Updates”
  • New Jersey Fraternal Congress - Convention Speaker, “Duties, Rights and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Corporate Director”
  • Polish Union of the United States of North America - Convention Speaker, “Board Member Duties and Responsibilities”
  • Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union - Convention Speaker, “Fiduciary Duties”
  • Speaker on “Right of Way Pipeline and Estate Planning Discussion”
  • Speaker on “Right to Know Law - Act 3 of 2008"

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wyoming Seminary Alumni Council, Member


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    Major: Master of Public Administration
  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Major: History
  • Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School

Office Information


138 South Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18703


  • 570-824-3580


Other Sources of Feedback About Jeffrey J. Malak

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jeffrey J. Malak on Super Lawyers


  • Past Recipient, Northeast Business Journal's "20 Under 40" Award

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