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.
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his Florida and New York licenses on inactive status, and having resigned from the West Virginia and Indiana bars as he no longer represents clients in those states.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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Sean Casey Workers Compensation Attorney
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.
CL Huddleston Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Medal Winner - Best Attorney category||Monroeville Times Express||2014|
|Life Member||Who's Who National||2001|
|Inductee Award||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2001|
|Attorney||Coulter Law Offices||2005 - Present|
|Shareholder||Robert Peirce and Associates||1991 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|AARP Estate Planning Network||Counsel||2011 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2011 - Present|
|Ameriprise Estate Planning Attorney Network||Counsel||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|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 803||Ruling for my client|
|Allen v. CSX, 96-C-35 (Brooke Cty, WV)||Ruling for my clients|
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|Published Book||The Estate Planning Companion; A practical guide to your estate plan||2009|
|Duquesne Law Review||Leveling the Playing Field between Merchants and Customers in Pennsylvania||1993|
|Duquesne University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh||Liberal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|MONY Growth Group||A Year In The Life: Observation on Practical Estate Planning Issues for Financial Professionals||2015|
|Service Wealth Management Client Conference||Estate Planning For Families Today||2014|
|Kenmar Wealt Management Conference||Finding and Fixing the Failures in Family Estate Plans||2011|
|Private Conference||Estate Planning Myths||2010|