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About me

Michael H. Marks, Esq. has been a practicing attorney since 1979. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Juris Doctor Degree, 1979) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Business, (MBA Degree, 1994). Member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Won $17,001 and prizes as a contestant on the TV game show “Jeopardy!”


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
    36 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    36 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    36 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    36 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    36 years



Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Marks Elder Law

4231 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217-2903


2520 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA, 15146




Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Stayed Suspension, Probation
    issued in PA, 2015


    Suspension means an attorney will lose his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When a suspension is stayed and the attorney is given probation, the State monitors the attorney's activities for a time. If the probation period is uneventful, the attorney returns to practice when it expires.

    Michael’s comment: “I did mishandle funds in my escrow account, which I voluntarily disclosed to the authorities. As a result of my many years of practice with no such problems ever before, I received a "stayed suspension" - like probation - and I continue to practice during the stayed suspension. Everyone makes mistakes, and I have learned from mine. I now keep much better records - perfect records - of my escrow account.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Academic SocietyFaculty of the Graduate School of Business1994
Order of BarristersFaculty of the School of Law1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyMarks Elder law1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeChairman2010 - 2012
Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners SectionMember2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Allegheny County Drug and Alcohol Planning CouncilChairman1996 - 2000
Managed Care Committee of the Single County Authority of Allegheny CountyCo-chair1977 - 1978
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/AM.B.A1994
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Older and WiserPowers of Attorney and, Living Wills2006
Older and WiserAvoiding Missteps in Medicaid and Medicare2005
Elder Law Institute 2005Ethical Issues in an Elder Law Practice2005
Fundamentals of Estate PlanningFundamentals of Estate Planning2002