Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Health Care Law...
  • 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 litigation, business and corporate law, real estate.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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
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
Lehigh County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
President
- Current
Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
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
Publications
Articles & Publications
Notes
Michigan Law Review
Certifications
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
113 Questions Answered

Q. If Pennsylvania court orders arbitration of case involving title to real property, should I seek Writ of Prohibition?
A: You need to have the matter evaluated by a lawyer, who could them advise you what to file and where to file it.
Q. I was in a hit and run but only have liability coverage. Am I responsible for all of my repair costs?
A: If you do not have collision coverage, you are stuck.
Q. My mother added me onto the deed without any signature from me. Now she is involved in an injury settlement. Help?
A: Were it not for the lawsuit you could simply execute a new deed transferring the property back to your mother. Even with the lawsuit you can do that. However, you still must get out of the lawsuit. If you have insurance, the insurance company's lawyer will file a Motion to have you removed. If there is no insurance, you will have to hire a lawyer to handle this for you. In any event, your first step should be to consult with a lawyer about all this.
Q. Does my Pennsylvania township share responsibilities with me for repairing a damaged detention basin?
A: You have outlined most of the issues that a lawyer would need to review to answer your question. One other thing that may be important is whether the farmer did anything to artificially divert the water. A lawyer would want to review the development plan and agreement with the municipality, as well as your deed. However, you would need a formal consultation with a lawyer to evaluate this.
Q. Can a joint tenancy with right of survivorship be severed by one party without consent of others in PA law?
A: He cannot do so without their consent. He would need to file a formal suit for partition. He needs to consult a lawyer.
Q. I'm the Executor on estate. What paperwork do I need to complete to change deed of property from dad to sister?
A: To transfer the properties, you will need to have deeds prepared. However, there is a great deal of other paperwork associated with an estate. You will need to consult a lawyer to help you through this.
Q. A friend of mine helped me purchase a home 3 years ago for me and my children. we were never in a relationship he just
A: A partition action can be used to force one joint tenant to buy out the interest of the other joint tenant or to force the entire property to be sold to a third-party purchaser. There is a time deadline for you to respond. You should consult a lawyer immediately.
Q. My husband died 6 years ago. My in laws(his parents) both have died in the last two years. They did not have a will.
A: If your husband died first, since your in-laws had no Wills, their assets would pass completely to their sole surviving child, your husband's sibling. Your children would have no claim to any portions of their estates. This is a good example of the reason that Wills are necessary.
Q. Is it better to have full tort or limited tort for car insurance.
A: With "limited tort," you are permitted to sue for damages for pain and suffering only if your injury is deemed "serious" or there is a "serious impairment of bodily function." There is no further definition as to what this means, and it is ordinarily a question for a jury to decide. Therefore, if you can afford the cost and wish to have certainty in your ability to sue for pain and suffering damages following an accident, regardless of severity, a "full tort" policy will allow you to do that. Remember that your tort selection also applies to underinsured and uninsured motorist coverages, which, if you have more than one vehicle, should be "stacked."
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40 S 5th St
Allentown, PA 18101
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