O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.

Henry T. Zale


As an attorney with OWM Law, I have had the privilege of representing and providing legal services to clients (be they individuals, corporations, partnerships, local governmental bodies, or other persons) primarily in the areas of land use law (zoning, subdivisions and land developments) municipal law, and real estate law.  Additionally, I have assisted clients in the preparation of estate planning documents (wills, living wills and powers of attorney), the probate of wills, and the administration of decedent’s estates.

I was born and raised in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, in the heart of the hard coal region of Pennsylvania, the son of a school administrator, the grandson of a coal miner, and the grandson of the namesake of Mrs. T’s Pierogies.

My wife, Maggie, and I reside in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where we have made our home since 1976, and raised our family.  We are long-time parishioners of St. Aloysius Parish, Pottstown, Maggie was a long-time, and is now a retired, second grade teacher at St. Aloysius Parish School.  We have two grown and married sons, Brian, a high school physical education teacher, who resides with his family in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and Andrew, a pediatric dentist, who resides with his family in Tucson, Arizona.  We are the proud grandparents of three granddaughters and a grandson.

Quote I live by:

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.”  Abraham Lincoln.


Education & Credentials:

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1975
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Wooslack Honor Society
    • Associate Editor, Dickinson Law Review
  • Cornell University
    • A.B. – 1971
    • Major: Economics
    • Honors: Red Key Honor Society
    • Honors: Sphinx Head Honor Society
    • Varsity Baseball
  • Bar Admissions
      • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1975
      • Supreme Court of United States, 1992
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit, 1987
      • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Title Agent Licensed by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department


(P) 610-323-2800



Published Works:

  • Comment, Judicial Abrogation of Governmental and Sovereign Immunity: A National Trend with a Pennsylvania Perspective,  78 Dick. L.R. 365 (1973)

Past Positions:

  • Law Clerk to Judge Roy Wilkinson, Jr., Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • Warwick Township (Chester County), Solicitor
  • Upper Pottsgrove Township, Solicitor
  • Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority, Solicitor
  • West Pottsgrove Township Zoning Hearing Board, Solicitor
  • Gilbert Associates, Inc., in-house counsel

Professional Associations:

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and Vicinity, Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Committee, former member
  • Pottstown Public Library, Board of Directors, former member
  • Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Advisory Committee, former member
  • Pottstown YMCA Youth Basketball Program, former team coach
  • Pottstown Little League Baseball Program, former team coach
  • Pottstown Baby Steelers Baseball Program, former volunteer assistant coach
  • St. Aloysius Parish Boys CYO Basketball Program, former volunteer assistant coach
  • St. Aloysius Parish CYO Baseball Program, former coach

Awards & Honors:

  • The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Meritorious Achievement Award, Northern Anthracite Chapter


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