Charles E. Ganley Law Offices

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Charles E. Ganley

Charles Ganley is the sole shareholder in the Law Offices of Charles E. Ganley, LLC, with offices located in Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Waynesboro and McConnellsburg, PA, where he practices Labor and Employment Law, Civil Rights and Workers’ Compensation law.

Charley graduated from the University of Maryland, summa cum laude, in 1981, and from Ohio Northern University College of Law, With Distinction, in 1986.

Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Charley worked as a Deputy Associate Chief Counsel with the United States Department of Labor, Benefits Review Board in Washington, D.C.

Charley served as an adjunct instructor at Penn State’s Mont Alto campus from 1991 until 2003 and currently serves as faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute from 2003 through the present.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar as well as a Bar member of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. In 2005 he was appointed to the Panel of Certified Mediators for Federal Court cases in the Harrisburg region for Employment and Civil Rights cases.

In April 2004, the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (an international disability rights organization) awarded Charley the “Spirit of Advocacy Award” in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was saluted as an “intrepid lawyer for recognizing the stakes involved and investing so much time in research and trial preparation so as to mount an effective defense of our access rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

He is also a member of:

  • The National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association


  • April 2008: “Alternate Dispute Resolution: Federal Court Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment” Penn State Dickinson College of Law Panel of Experts, Carlisle, PA
  • June 2007: Instructor, Selected as Labor Relations Representative, H.R. Delegates to China (Ningbo, Zhenjiang Guangahu Autonomous Region), Kaplan College.
  • April 2007: “The ABC’s of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law”, for the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association, 2007 Professional Development Institute, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA.
  • November 2006, “A Plaintiff’s Perspective in Employment Law” Employment Law Institute – West, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute [The Educational Arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association], Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2006, “Thorny Ethical Issues in Employment Law [Plaintiff’s Perspective], Employment Law Institute – East, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute [the Educational Arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association], Philadelphia, PA
  • December 2005: Appointment: Panel of Certified Mediators, Employment and Civil Rights Cases, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    [Harrisburg Region]
  • October 2005: “Issues in Employment Law and Legal Ethics [Plaintiff’s
    Perspective]” Employment Law Institute – West, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Association], Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2004: The Spirit of Advocacy Award, IAADP (an international disability rights organization), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • April 2004: Ganley: Ethics in Employment Law, Employment Law Institute - East, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • May 2003: Ganley: “Why American Workers Have No Power and What to Do About it: Employment-at-Will and the Corporate Workplace”, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Southwest Labor Studies Conference, Stanford University/University of California-Berkeley.
  • September 2002: Employment Rights and Wrongs, Lewistown Career Link.
  • April 2001: “Workers’ Rights!”, Solidarity Day, Penn State University – University Park Campus.
  • March 2001: National Labor Relations Act Update and OSHA’s Ergonomic Standards, Gettysburg Area Personnel Association.
  • September 2000: Sexual Harassment and Employment Rights, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
  • March 2000: Workplace Violence, Gettysburg Area Personnel Association
  • October 1999: Employment Discrimination: A View from the Employee, Clarion Hotel, Carlisle, Franklin/Adams/Cumberland County Career Links.
  • June 1999: “Fictitious Employment Rights and the Rights of Fictions”, Youngstown State (Ohio) University’s Annual Conference on Working Class Studies.
  • June 1999: Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and the NLRB: Administrative Claims, Shippensburg University, to benefit the Franklin/Adams/Cumberland County Career Links.
  • April 1999: Labor Law Teach-In, “Scholars, Artists and Writers for Social Justice”, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT [Participant].
  • April 1998: Labor Law Teach-In, “Scholars, Artists and Writers for Social Justice”, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. [Participant].


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