EducationSharpsville High School (1981)

Westminster College, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude (1985)

Boston College, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1988)
Bar AdmissionsPennsylvania

Of Counsel

mal@ekmelaw.com
T: 724.981.2000
F: 724.981.2007


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Following law school, I returned to the Shenango Valley and have been practicing law here since 1989. I am currently serving the 7th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg. In the legislature, I serve as a member of the following committees: Commerce (chairman of the subcommittee on housing), Education (Chairman of the Basic Education Subcommittee), Local Government, Tourism & Recreational Development, Majority Policy, Aging and Older Adults Services, and Consumer Affairs Committee.

[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Background"]Prior to my election, my law practice was concentrated on municipal law. I served as Solicitor for Mercer County, Sharon City School District, Sharpsville Area School District, Reynolds School District, Findley Township and Delaware Township. I also serviced clients in the areas of employment law, corporate and general business matters, real estate transactions, estate planning, estate administration and criminal law.[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Associations & Memberships"]Pennsylvania Bar Association

Mercer County Bar Association[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Civic & Community Activities"]Member, Sharon Rotary Club

Member, Sharpsville Service Club

Member, Shenango Valley YMCA

Member, League of Women Voters

Board Member, Mental Health Association of Mercer County

Board Member, Advisory Boards of Butler County Community College

Board Member, Laurel Technical Institute

Member, Sunday School Teacher & Worship Leader, First Baptist Church of Sharon[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Education"]Sharpsville High School (1981)

Westminster College, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude (1985)

Boston College, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1988)[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Bar Admissions"]Pennsylvania[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Practice Areas"]Municipal law[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion]