An experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated numerous cases in diverse and complex matters relating to personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, invasion of privacy, and institutional sexual assault and abuse.
Unlike other experienced lawyers, Mark understands the value of consistent and friendly communication with clients. It is of the utmost importance that you feel the firm and Mark, of course is your equal partner in handling your legal matter. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the litigation process, we encourage you to get in contact with us at any time of day. Mark takes calls personally on evenings and weekends, and in the event that he is not available, he will return your call promptly. In fact, even if you don't have any specific questions about your case, we will contact you at least once every month to update you on our progress as well as any new developments.
322 North Shore Drive Building 1B, Suite 200
Pittsburgh PA 15120
As a small firm with over 23 years of experience, we are fundamentally "lean" and "nimble," and as such, we are able to navigate through the complexities of the litigation process relatively quickly.
Your case starts from the very second you are injured whether you are injured due to a car accident, a drunk driver, broken sidewalk, or defective product. After an injury, you will be evaluated by witnesses, police, and doctors. At the same time, the insurance company of the responsible party has likely started to piece together their case. Insurers make use of teams of adjusters who will gather as much information as they can and scrutinize it in such a way that is beneficial to them and their insured.
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. Our family was blessed with a beautiful and extremely happy baby girl who is the joy our lives. She has made me a better lawyer! 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, Beverly's Birthdays, and the United Way Day of Caring.