Matthew J. Kloiber

Pennsylvania licensed attorney with: advanced training in advocacy; experience in directly advising chief executives and decision makers on legal, regulatory, and policy matters; excellent research, writing and communication skills refined during federal and appellate clerkships; broad legal knowledge developed through clerkships, in-house governmental counsel experience, and experience in plaintiff and defense based firms.

Professional Background

City Solicitor for the City of Allentown
June 2019 – June 2023

Casenote Editor for the Lehigh Law Journal
June 2018 – June 2020

Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Allentown
December 2017 – June 2019

First Assistant County Solicitor for the County of Berks

Assistant Solicitor for the City of Bethlehem
2014 – 2015

Contract Attorney in Philadelphia, PA and Central PA

Associate Attorney in a Schuylkill County based plaintiff focused firm

Associate Attorney in an Allentown based insurance defense focused firm
2001 – 2002


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – Allentown, PA
Judge James Knoll Gardner 2004 – 2005

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania – Allentown and Nazareth, PA
Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer 2002 – 2004 (law clerk); 2005 – 2009 (head clerk)

Judge Robert Simpson 2010 – 2011

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas – Allentown, PA
Judge Alan M. Black 1999 – 2001

Judge Daniel K. McCarthy 2016 – 2017

Judge William E. Ford Summer 1997

Admitted To Practice

United States and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania

Educational Background

Temple University Beasley School of Law, LLM in Advocacy
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, JD
Family Law Clinic; Law Journal Board Member and Articles Editor; and Research Assistant.
Dickinson College, BA in Policy & Management Studies/Environmental Studies, cum laude
Allen High School – Odyssey of the Mind four-time state champ; Peer Support Advocate

Professional Organizations

Member of the American, Pennsylvania and Lehigh County Bar Associations
Member, Wieand Barristers Inn
Past-President St. Thomas More Society – five county organization of judges and lawyers committed to ethical development and practice.
Member, Commonwealth Court Historical Society


City of Bethlehem Employee of the Year (2015)
Leadership Lehigh Valley (2011)
Member of the Year 2010 – Cathedral Council of the Knights of Columbus
Dickinson Journal of International Law Wilkes Award for Editorial Board Member of the Year (1999)
ODK Honorary Leadership Society (1993)

Community Service

Director on the Board of the Lehigh County Bar Association (committees: Community Service; Law Day Educational Program; Judicial Candidate Evaluation)
Director on the Board of Western Lehigh United Soccer Club
Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster – St. Thomas More Troop 439

Odyssey of the Mind coach for five years at St. John Vianney Regional School in Allentown
Coach, manager and volunteer for local youth soccer and softball teams
Founding Grand Knight of the Cathedral Council of the Knights of Columbus
Board Member and Community Service Chair for the Allentown Rotary Club