Senior Counsel

Charles M. Means

Pittsburgh Office


Undergrad: Wake Forest University, 1974, B.A. in Liberal Arts

Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1978

Areas of Focus



With a primary focus in municipal law, Chuck serves as a solicitor and special counsel in the areas of local government including taxation, Right to Know Law, Sunshine Act, State Ethics Act, civil service, employee relations, procurement, cable TV and telecommunications law and building code compliance. He is also a solicitor to water, sewage, and recreation authorities and an expert in authority board member law and ethics, law counseling and finance. 

In addition to his work as a solicitor, Chuck represents municipalities and landowners in every aspect of zoning ordinance drafting and amendment, zoning hearing board proceedings including variances, special exceptions and appeals, zoning enforcement, subdivision and land development regulation and eminent domain.

Chuck’s work also includes some aspects of real estate law, in the areas of developer’s agreements, real estate taxation, condemnation, telecommunication facilities leases and approvals.

An active member of the Pittsburgh community, Chuck represents townships, boroughs and authorities such as: Harmar, Richland, Neville, Collier, Thornburg, Kilbuck, Harrison Water Authority, Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority, Avonworth Municipal Authority, Oakmont Borough Planning Commission, and Ohio Township Zoning Hearing Board. He is also legal counsel for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners and the Allegheny County Association of Township Officials.

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Municipal Law Section Council Member

Allegheny County Bar Association

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