Samuel E. Wiser


Samuel E. Wiser, Jr. provides comprehensive legal services in the area of municipal law, zoning and land use, environmental law, and general litigation. A large part of Sam’s practice involves representing municipalities throughout central Pennsylvania. Sam serves as solicitor to many boroughs, second class townships, and municipal authorities and serves as special counsel to counties, boroughs, townships, and authorities.

Sam represents municipalities in collective bargaining and employment matters, zoning and land use issues, water and wastewater matters, intermunicipal agreements, code enforcement actions, property and right-of-way matters, conventional financing, and general municipal matters. Sam has handled interest grievance and arbitration matters, large public facility upgrades, complex intermunicipal agreements, contentious zoning matters and related hearings, construction disputes, land use appeals, and significant code enforcement matters.

In addition to municipal law, Sam counsels numerous businesses on general business matters, employment matters, and general litigation matters.

June 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Land Use Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Speaker
“Agricultural and Open Space Preservation”

May 2014 Adams County Association of Township Officials, Mid-Year Conference
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“Getting to Know the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act, and Executive Session Legislation”

September 2013 Pennsylvania Building Officials Conference
State College, Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“Zoning and Building Codes Present Parallel and Entwined Code Requirements”

August 2013 PMAA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show
State College, Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“Or Equal Bidding Requirements”

June 2013 Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Municipal Law Colloquium
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“Borough Code Amendments”

December 2012 Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“How to Draft an Ordinance”

July 2012 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Environmental Requirements & Local Compliance Workshop
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Faculty Speaker
“Tax Exempt Financing”


Juris Doctorate (2006)
Honors: Three certificates of achievement (highest grades in Federal Courts, Legislation, and Supreme Court Politics)



  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Environmental Law
  • General Litigation


Chambersburg Office
Tel: 717-263-2121