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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    Charles F. Smith, Jr. - Peer Review Rated
    • Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Villanova University School of Law
    • J.D., 1988
  • Lafayette College
    • B.A., 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, 1996 to 1998
    • Chairperson, Young Lawyers Division, 1996 to 1997
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Carbon County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Self Storage Association
  • Barrister’s Inn, Team Leader



  • Smith and Somach Present Distressed Properties Seminar to Lehigh Valley REALTORS┬«, February 3 and 15, 2012

Charles F. Smith, Jr., a member of the firm, practices primarily in the areas of transactional work related to real estate, land use/development, banking and financial services, and commercial litigation. He represents buyers acquiring real estate and also represents financial institutions in preparing loan documentation. Chuck has handled the acquisition of over twenty large commercial self storage facilities for his clients. He represents title companies in title insurance claims and litigation, and manages ABE Settlement Services, LLC, the Firm’s title insurance agency. In addition, he works for the Law Department of Lehigh County as an Assistant County Solicitor.

Chuck has twenty-three years of practical legal experience in a wide range of areas. As counsel to his clients, he strives, whenever possible, to resolve their legal issues quickly and in a cost effective manner.

During his term as Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Chuck conceptualized and initiated the Day on the Hill legislative awareness program, which has become an annual event sponsored by the PBA on Capitol Hill in Harrisburg. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association. Chuck is a member of the Upper Saucon Township Planning Commission. An active alumnus of Lafayette College, he serves as President of the Class of 1985 and is a member of the Career Services Committee. Chuck was born in 1963, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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