Christopher J. Hartman is a partner at the firm. Chris concentrates his practice in municipal, real estate, zoning and land use, estate planning and administration, and business law. Mr. Hartman leads our municipal practice group which serves as solicitor to numerous Townships, Authorities and Zoning Hearing Boards throughout Berks County.
Chris was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia, with Distinction, and his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987. Following his graduation from law school, Chris became associated with Piper and Marbury in Washington, D.C. from 1987 to 1989. Chris was then appointed by the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, from 1989 to 1992, as a Staff Attorney in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, and then as Deputy Legislative Counsel. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Hartman was associated with the Reading law firm of Roland & Schlegel, P.C., where he was engaged in a general civil practice until the formation of Hartman, Hartman, Howe & Allerton (Predecessor to Hartman Shurr and Hartman Shurr Valeriano) in 1998.
Mr. Hartman is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and the Federated States of Micronesia, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Berks County Bar Associations. Chris served as Chairman of the Agricultural Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 2000 to 2002. He was Chairman of the Senior Citizen Booklet Committee of the Berks County Bar Association in 2000 and 2001. In 1997, he chaired the Municipal Law Section of the Berks County Bar Association. Chris is Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated.
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