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Mark L. Sorice

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Partner
Location:
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Phone:
724-610-9914
866-601-9627 (Toll Free)
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Mark L. Sorice is a partner at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, civil litigation, estate planning and administration, small business, criminal defense, real estate and zoning. He has also been appointed as court master for the Court of Common Pleas in domestic cases and to assist the court in the resolution of outstanding domestic issues of equitable distribution, alimony, alimony pendente lite, counsel fees, costs and expenses. He has also been appointed a master in partition by the Court of Common Pleas in real estate cases to resolve disputes between common owners. Mr. Sorice has also received a recent certification in collaborative law for resolution of domestic cases.

With more than 26 years of experience, Mr. Sorice is a member of the Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania bar associations, and he has been admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sorice has served on the Board of Directors of Laurel Legal Services and as chair of the Young Lawyers Division and Law Day and other related committees of the Westmoreland Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Mr. Sorice has served as an instructor at both St. Vincent College and Westmoreland County Community College in the small business and estate planning programs, as well as the St. Vincent Challenge Program. He has also served as an officer and director for the following charitable organizations: East Hempfield Lion's Club, St. Bartholomew Church, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Westmoreland County, Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, Fort Ligonier Days, Westmoreland County Community Sharing, Greensburg Turkey Trot, Western Allegheny Ruffed Grouse Society, Mt. Carmel 5K and the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Sorice has also been solicitor for the Greensburg, Hannastown and Crabtree fire departments.

Mr. Sorice also has extensive first-hand experience in real estate and zoning matters, serving as solicitor for the Ligonier Township and Southwest Greensburg zoning hearing boards, as well as serving as substitute solicitor for the city of Greensburg and Borough of Ligonier.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal defense
  • Family law
  • Estate planning
  • Administration
  • Real estate
  • Zoning

Litigation Percentage

  • 33% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Washington and Jefferson College
    • B.A

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Westmoreland Bar Association
  • Westmoreland County, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Member
  • Laurel Legal Services, Board of Directors
  • Laurel Legal Services, Young Lawyers Division and Law Day, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Ligonier Township and Southwest Greensburg zoning hearing boards, Solicitor
  • City of Greensburg and Borough of Ligonier, Substitute Solicitor
  • Greensburg, Hannastown and Crabtree fire departments, Solicitor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Instructor, St. Vincent College and Westmoreland County Community College in the Small Business and Estate Planning Program
  • Officer and Director, East Hempfield Lion’s Club
  • Officer and Director, St. Bartholomew Church
  • Officer and Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Westmoreland County
  • Officer and Director, Southern Allegheny Museum of Art
  • Officer and Director, Fort Ligonier Days
  • Officer and Director, Westmoreland County Community Sharing
  • Officer and Director, Greensburg Turkey Trot
  • Officer and Director, Western Allegheny Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Officer and Director, Mt. Carmel 5K
  • Officer and Director, Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department

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