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Mark T. Coulter

Mark T. Coulter

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

About Mark Coulter


 


Mark T. Coulter is an experienced Pittsburgh attorney with an extensive record of success solving his client’s legal issues, with a focus of interest in


Estate Planning and Elder Law issues. During his 17 years as an attorney, he has represented thousands of clients in dozens of states in need of assistance with their legal problems. He currently serves as the Director of the Estate Planning Centers at the Coulter Law Offices, based in Monroeville, PA, with offices for northern clients located on the Wexford/Sewickly border, and his primary focus is to help families in the greater Pittsburgh area avoid probate, protect their assets, and provide for the security of their loved ones with a well-crafted estate plan. In addition to providing timely and high quality legal services, Mr. Coulter is dedicated to educating local families and conducts seminars for the Pittsburgh community about important estate planning issues and pitfalls to avoid.


 


Experience


 


Mr. Coulter was granted admission to the legal bar of multiple states based upon successfully passing the bar examination administered in each jurisdiction, including Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Indiana. Admission by reciprocity was granted in West Virginia. Currently, Mr. Coulter has retained an active status for his Pennsylvania admission having placed his Florida and New York licenses on inactive status, and having resigned from the West Virginia and Indiana bars as he no longer represents clients in those states. Mr. Coulter was honored to be granted admission to the esteemed Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2002. He has also been admitted to practice before The United States Courts of Appeals, the last level of appeal before the United States Supreme Court, covering 14 states. His Federal Court practice also included representing clients before the federal District Court Judges in many jurisdictions.


Mr. Coulter was honored to be granted admission to the esteemed Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2002. He has also been admitted to practice before The United States Courts of Appeals, the last level of appeal before the United States Supreme Court, covering 14 states. His Federal Court practice also included representing clients before the federal District Court Judges in many jurisdictions.


 


Recognition


 


Mr. Coulter is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Mr. Coulter was granted Life Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, based upon his substantial achievements on behalf of his clients. The courts have recognized his ability, frequently appointing him to represent large groups of individuals with legal issues to be resolved. He was inducted as a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in 2001.


 


Publication


 


Mr. Coulter is the author of “The Estate Planning Companion; A practical guide to your estate plan” (Borders Publishing 2009), conveniently available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and most other book retailers online. This book shows you a method to approach estate planning in order to manage your assets in life and thereafter, while bringing peace of mind to you and your family. Intended to bridge the communication gap between lawyers and their clients, The Estate Planning Companion explains in straightforward language a full range of topics every responsible adult should consider about their life, assets and affairs. Includes Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Letters of Instruction, Wills, Trusts, Life Insurance, Living Wills, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid nursing home planning, Probate and more.


 


Education


 


Mr. Coulter received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1993, with Honors. Mr. Coulter was selected as a published member of the Duquesne Law Review, an honor reserved for legal scholars performing at the highest level.


 


Personal


 


Mr. Coulter has been married for over 25 years with 6 children. He and his family live in Monroeville Pennsylvania, where he enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping, researching, writing and attempting to carry his share of the housework. He is a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh area, having been raised in Wexford, PA before moving to Monroeville to raise his family 20 years ago.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    21 years
  4. Trusts: 25%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Sean Alan Casey

    I worked with Mark for many years, and I can say without any reservation that he is one of the most talented lawyers I have come across in my 20 years of practice. He has a thorough knowledge of the law and an innate ability to make to take it somewhere new.

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    Sean Casey Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • CL Huddleston III

    Our Ohio firm had a client who needed to assume Executor duties for a Pennsylvania relative of his late wife. We were referred to Mr. Coulter by a colleague. He was extraordinarily accommodating in working with our client and the client was very, very pleased with both the quality and of the work and with Mr. Coulter's responsiveness. I am pleased to endorse Mark Coulter.

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    CL Huddleston Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Mark T. Coulter, Attorney at Law

3824 Northern Pike
One Monroeville Ctr Ste 801 B
Monroeville, PA, 15146

2500 Gulf Tower
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199308/03/2015
FLInactive199708/12/2015
WVInactive199508/29/2015
NYResigned 199503/13/2015
INSuspended199308/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Medal Winner - Best Attorney categoryMonroeville Times Express2014
Life MemberWho's Who National2001
Inductee AwardMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCoulter Law Offices2005 - Present
ShareholderRobert Peirce and Associates1991 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
AARP Estate Planning NetworkCounsel2011 - Present
WealthCounselMember2011 - Present
Ameriprise Estate Planning Attorney NetworkCounsel2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Babbitt v. Norfolk and Western Ry, 104 F.3d 89 (6th Cir. 1997)Ruling in favor of clients; case later settled
Aparicio v. Norfolk & Western, 84 F.3d 803Ruling for my client
Allen v. CSX, 96-C-35 (Brooke Cty, WV)Ruling for my clients

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MONY Growth GroupA Year In The Life: Observation on Practical Estate Planning Issues for Financial Professionals2015
Service Wealth Management Client ConferenceEstate Planning For Families Today2014
Kenmar Wealt Management ConferenceFinding and Fixing the Failures in Family Estate Plans2011
Private ConferenceEstate Planning Myths2010