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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

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

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
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Health Care Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
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
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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
431 Questions Answered
Q. Where is State Court In Pennsylvania?
A: State courts in Pennsylvania are located in the county seat of a county. “Jurisdiction” pertains to the power of a particular court to exercise control over a particular defendant. Ordinarily, the first question is whether a defendant resides in the same county where suit has been filed. Often, the second question is whether, if the defendant does not reside within the same county where suit has been filed, and if the case is an accident case, if the accident occurred in the state of Pennsylvania. If so, any Pennsylvania court has jurisdiction, that is, the ability to accept the case. “Venue,” the second prong of your question, pertains to convenience. Thus, in the second example I gave you, if an accident happened in Lehigh County, and a defendant lived in Northampton County, the venue rules say that, although a court in Pittsburgh could exercise jurisdiction, it would be unfair for a court in Pittsburgh to handle the case because it would be so inconvenient for everyone.
Q. If there is unclaimed death benefits from my grandparents who died 28 years ago is it hard to claim
A: Your question is not specific enough to answer. What are “death benefits?” Is this life insurance, real estate, etc.? As a general proposition, a portion of estate assets would ordinarily go from one grandparent to the other and a portion would have gone to your dad, unless your grandparents died at the same time. In that event they would have all gone to your dad. Upon the second grandparent to die, all the assets would have gone to your dad. Upon your dad’s passing, everything would have gone to you. For you to now assert a claim, you would have to open estates for each grandparent plus your dad. This gets fairly expensive, so you would have to decide if the value of the claim is worth it. To give you more specific information from here, a lawyer would have to know more about the assets being claimed and where they are located.
Q. The will states "half to be distrib to those as if she was intestate and unmarried". Had no kids. What does this mean ?
A: A lawyer would need to review the Will in its entirety. On the basis of what you have quoted, the Will might be referring to distribution of half of his estate in accordance with the Pennsylvania intestacy laws, i.e., to her family, or the equivalent of half of what was her estate in accordance with the Pennsylvania intestacy laws. I think it would likely be the former, but you would need to examine the Will to see the language for the definition of the other half.
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Allentown, PA 18104
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