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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Native of the Lehigh Valley. Has been the President of Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman since 1975. Married to Deena since 1964; two children, three grandchildren. 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. Certified as "Civil Trial Advocate" by National Board of Trial Advocacy. Focuses on civil personal injury and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, real estate.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Automobile Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
- Current
Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Assistant Editor, University of Michigan Law Review; Research Assistant, Constitutional Law
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Cornell University
B.A. | English
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Awards
Lifetime Service Award
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Awarded upon retirement from the Board of the Jewish Federation
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Lehigh County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Counsel
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Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
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Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
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Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
President
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Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
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Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Board Member/Vice President
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Activities: Served as Vice President, Campaign Chair, and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning; Performed merger of Federations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Notes
Michigan Law Review
Certifications
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
413 Questions Answered

Q. My mother passed away going on two years ago and she left the house to six of us siblings my sister and I Are executive
A: If you and your sister are the Executors, that means that your mom had a Will and that the Will was probated (that means, filed with the Register of Wills). If so, that means that an estate has been opened. Did you not have a lawyer to do that? You certainly should have had a lawyer. Clearly, to answer your question, you need to hire a lawyer and get advice. I can tell you that the ownership of the house does not go to the Executors. It goes the way the Will says it goes. However, there is a 4.5% inheritance tax on the value of the house, and, if your mom died two years ago, the tax is long overdue. If you or the estate can’t come up with the money to pay the tax, the house will have to be sold to raise the necessary money. You need to sort all this out with a lawyer.
Q. My adult daughter died suddenly without a will in PA. She was disabled, owned nothing & only has a bank account.
A: Unfortunately, if your name is not on the account, you will have to open an estate, and, even more unfortunately, it will likely cost you more than $2,000.00, even under the “small estate” procedures.
Q. Driveway easement
A: This is a problem to be resolved through the title company you used when you bought the house. There are multiple possible answers: 1. Your title company made a mistake; 2. You made a mistake and mis-read your policy; 3. Your neighbor made a mistake; 4. The driveway is “visible upon the ground” as a common driveway, which is ordinarily an exception in a title policy, but not specifically listed as such beyond a basic reference to “easements visible upon the ground.” If the title company made a mistake, they will likely owe you damages. If you or your neighbor is mistaken, the mistaken person will have to live with it. If the visible exception is applicable, you may well be stuck, but would have to consult a lawyer.
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2030 W. Tilghman St.
Suite 105
Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone: (610) 434-7138
Cell: (610) 657-7138
Fax: (610) 434-6020