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About me

I was born and raised in the Munhall, Homestead area of Pittsburgh and as the great-grandchild of immigrants who labored in the steel mills and factories of our great city, I learned at very young age that nothing gets done without smart, hard work. I employed that philosophy while working nights throughout my undergraduate studies and again as I worked full time as a law clerk trying to obtain my law degree by night.

Never one to back down from a challenge, just one day after getting my law license I was thrown into the fire when I represented my very first client in an Arbitration hearing in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. I am proud to say the Arbitrators did not hold my nervousness against my client and I was successful in helping him receive just compensation. Many successful cases have followed, and I have I continued to build on my hard working philosophy where I have learned that personal attention to each and every client is one of the most important aspects of a successful outcome.

Of all the verdicts my clients have received over the years, my greatest accomplishment as an attorney came when my beautiful, smart and compassionate wife said “yes” to my proposal and agreed to marry me despite my long hours as an attorney, penchant for fishing trout streams and often spending hours away from home playing hockey. My life is living testament to the belief that beside every good man is an even better woman. I am proud to say that we share our lives with four beautiful dogs that run our house (and I have their permission to say so) and we spend as much time with our family and great friends as possible.

Additionally, I am a proud supporter and active participant in various local and national nonprofit organizations including The American Cancer Society, Animal Friends of Pittsburgh, Light of Life Mission, and the United Way Day of Caring.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Slip and Fall: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    Less than 1 year



Contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Office of Mark A. Smith

215 E. 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA, 15120


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Lead Counsel, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2016
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2015
FellowAcademy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County2014
FellowAcademy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Mark A. Smith2011 - Present
AssociatePibanic & Pribanic2002 - 2011
ParalegalPribanic & Pribanic, LLC1993 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMember2013 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Doe Tractor TrailerSettled at Mediation
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogCar Accidents and Winter Weather2016
Firm BlogBus Accident Send 27 People to Hospital2015
Firm BlogLegalizing Gay Marriage and the effect on Personal Injury Law2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Point Park UniversityLegal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Steel Valley HighschoolOpportunities for Young People2016
Substantive Law ClassThe Role of the Paralegal in the Law Office2012