Martin J. Hagan

has been serving clients in the areas of estate planning and administration, estate and gift taxation, special needs trusts, elder law, and estate and trust litigation for over 35 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and current chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee.

Martin received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as a member of the editorial board of the Notre Dame Law Review.

Martin is the principal author and editor of Drafting Wills and Trusts in Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition (2015), published by PBI Press, and the author of the chapter entitled “Health Care Directives and Decision-Making,” which is included in Elder Law in Pennsylvania, 4th Edition (2015), also published by PBI Press. Martin has also published on estate planning topics in the journal Trusts & Estates.

Martin is a frequent speaker on topics dealing with estate and trust planning, durable powers of attorney, and financial abuse of the elderly.

Martin was the Keynote Speaker at the 40th Annual Red Mass, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg and St. Vincent Archabbey. The text of his address, titled “Being the Right One: Reflections on Generosity,” can be found here.

For the past 15 years Martin and his wife, Susan, have served as foster parents for newborn infants through the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh.

In his leisure time, Martin plays Bb clarinet in Community Band South, which performs throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.