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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice...
  • Pennsylvania
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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
3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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
349 Questions Answered

Q. Two organizers on a real estate LLC and one dies, does #2 own it all? Bradford PA
A: You need to review this with a lawyer. However, if you write a Will and leave your interest in the LLC to her and, at the same time, insert a provision in your Operating Agreement to express that that is your intent, you should be able to accomplish this. Remember that there will be an inheritance tax on the value of the LLC that passes to her, and you must provide for that. You can also review with a lawyer if it makes sense to have the LLC jointly owned between you and her. That is the easiest way to accomplish this and will result in less inheritance tax. However, there may be reasons that joint ownership is not good for you, which is why this transaction must be reviewed with a lawyer.
Q. I got in a wreck and I was at fault both cars are totaled what happens if insurance doesn't cover it?
A: If you were a properly authorized driver for a car you did not own, the insurance should follow the car and pay the other person’s damages, irrespective of whether you were or were not a named insured. If the owner has collision coverage, that should cover the owner’s damages. If not, that is between you and the owner.
Q. Was a teacher wrong for ignoring my son's injury
A: "Negligence" is what the jury says it is. If this were a matter potentially to be pursued, you and your son would need to meet with a lawyer and discuss the details of the incident fully. However, the school district and its teacher are agents of the state. The state is protected by the Sovereign Immunity law. That law would likely protect the teacher from suit for this type of claim. If your son fell because of a dangerous condition of the premises, he might have a claim against the school district, but not the teacher. Further, even if the teacher was negligent, unless it somehow worsened the concussion, it sounds like the teacher did not cause any meaningful harm.
Q. Hit and run injury - my friend didn't get the license plate, but he saw an UBER sticker on the car - can he sue UBER?
A: If the injury is serious enough to warrant suit, a police accident report should be promptly filed. That will enable your friend to make a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under his auto policy, if he has that coverage. He might also be able to assert claims under the auto policies for any family members in his household which contain this coverage. A lawyer could also sue Uber and send out written questions to learn the identity of the specific driver who struck your friend. Uber would undoubtedly have that information. Your friend should promptly consult with a lawyer and at least file the accident report. It is possible that both actions would have to be pursued simultaneously.
Q. Can I get money for pain and suffering in a dog bite case?
A: Possibly. It depends on the circumstances of the case, which would have to be reviewed with a lawyer.
Q. My son was 17 got a old truck an was in a wreck his fault lady was hurt I have insurance can I be sued over my policy
A: If the truck was in your son’s name and he was a licensed driver, I would not expect you, as a parent, to be named in any suit or to have liability potential.
Q. Property Transfer within the family Help Please, Do we need to get the title company involved?
A: From your question, it sounds like this will be a transfer of a business interest, not a real estate transfer. However, you need to involve a lawyer to handle this for you.
Q. My dads father passed away and has a home loan. His dad didn’t make a will nor is my dads father name on his birth
A: You would likely have to order DNA testing or have supporting testimony from your dad’s mother, if she is available and willing, or, possibly, supporting testimony from friends or relatives who could establish that the deceased held himself out as your dad’s father. Further, if your grandfather has alaready been buried, he would have to be exhumed. This will be a very expensive process.
Q. Hi My husband passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2017, as I’ve been getting the affairs in order I found that his 401k
A: You should consult with an attorney promptly.
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