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Jake Marcus’ practice includes representation of healthcare practitioners in business matters, discrimination (gender, employment, education, disability), the full array of small business issues, HIPAA, healthcare, custody, domestic violence, criminal defense (particularly involving alcohol and controlled substances), and the myriad legal needs of the LGBT community. 

Marcus’ past work as an attorney includes serving as litigation coordinator for the Women Against Abuse Legal Center in Philadelphia, and on Planned Parenthood’s trial team in its challenge to the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act while an Associate at Pepper, Hamilton. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Legal Advisory Council to La Leche League International. She is currently a volunteer member of Legal Advocates for Birth Options and Rights (LABOR). Marcus is also Chair of the Jenkintown Borough Human Relations Commission.

A 1988 graduate of Temple University School of Law where she was Research Editor of the Temple Law Review, Marcus attended Bennington College and has a B.A. in Philosophy as well as a Certificate in Editing from Temple University.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    28 years
  2. Health Care: 30%
    28 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    28 years
  4. Discrimination: 5%
    28 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Stephen Joseph Cipolla

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jake since 1989. She is compassionate, honest and responsive. She has developed expertise in a number of areas over the years, and has become a nationally known expert in the rights of breastfeeding women and working women who need to pump breast milk for their newborns. In addition she is an excellent trial lawyer, with great judgment, rapport with judges and counsel. She has also developed a solid expertise in non-patent intellectual property rights, privacy law, business formation (from sole proprietorship to partnership to LLC to corporation). She has always been a top notch contract lawyer and real estate lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend her in a wide variety of legal areas.


    Stephen Cipolla
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Marcus Law

601 West Avenue
P.O.Box 2141
Jenkintown, PA, 19046


NJLicense Administratively Revoked198807/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MAGGIE - finalistWestern Publishing Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole ProprietorMarcus Law1993 - Present
Litigation CoordinatorWomen Against Abuse Legal Center1991 - 1993
AssociatePepper Hamilton, LLP1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember1985 - Present
La Leche League InternationalLegal Professional Liason2001 - 2011
AIDS Law Project of PennsylvaniaBoard Member1989 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Kerls MichaelClient found innocent at trial
[author] v. [client film production company]No claim filed against client after negotiation
Planned Parenthood v. CaseySuccess
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mothering magazineFeature, Lactation and the Law Revisited2011
Mothering magazineFeature, Pumping 9 to 52008
Mothering magazineFeature, Lactation and the Law2007
The Philadelphia LawyerFamily Law: Protection From Abuse Filings1992
National Lawyers GuildAIDS Practice Manual: A Legal and Educational Guide, 3rd ed. (National Lawyers Guild 1991) (co-editor).1991
Temple Law QuarterlyMisapplication of the Parratt/Hudson Doctrine to a Traditional Section 1983 Claim1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Bennington CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lactation Consultants in Private PracticeThe Business of Private Practice2013
Henderson County WICRecognizing Domestic Violence; Supporting Mothers in the Legal System2012
Breastfeeding: The Gold StandardAssisting Mothering in the Legal System; Domestic Violence2012
DONA International Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts July 21 – 24, 2011 “You Can’t Do That Here”Gender Discrimination2011
2009 Breastfeeding and Feminism SymposiumSecuring Breastfeeding as a Reproductive Right from the Birthplace to the Workplace2009
Frontiers of Feminism at Home and AbroadDisturbing the ‘Public’: Breastfeeding, Feminism, Risks, and Rights2008