He is a member
and Vice-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the
Allegheny County Bar
and past Chair of its Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is also
a member of the Allegheny County Court Rules Committee and the
Legislative Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Probate
and Trust Law Committee.
is a frequent speaker on topics dealing with tax-saving opportunities in
family wealth transfers and lifetime property and health-care protection, and
has published on estate planning topics in the journal
Trusts and Estates. In February 2013 Martin gave a presentation to the Judges attending the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges on the topic "Fighting
About Family Money."
activities include providing pro bono legal assistance to the indigent
elderly through the Legal Aid Society. He also has taught
classes on various trust and estate subjects at the Duquesne
University School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh's Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute, and Chatham College.
was the Keynote Speaker at the Fortieth Annual Red Mass sponsored by
the Diocese of Greensburg and Saint Vincent Archabbey. The text
of his address, titled "Being the Right One: Reflections on
Generosity," can be viewed
Martin and his wife, Susan
Darin Hagan, have long been active in their Church's marriage preparation
programs, both at the diocesan and parish levels.
Martin and Susan are the proud
parents of five children: John, Margaret, Claire, Teresa, and Patrick.