CRIST LAW OFFICE
Marjorie E. Crist, Esquire
Knowing that you are really connecting on a personal level with a client is critical to quality advocacy and representation. Lawyer, counselor, advocate. . .terms that demand more than just filing papers or showing up at court. Truly knowing a client, their circumstances, issues, concerns and hoped for results is a must in legal representation. One of the greatest compliments Attorney Crist, "Marjie" or "Marj" to her clients, gets from clients is hearing that she is easy to talk to. "When I hear this, I know the client has trust in me as their lawyer and is comfortable with telling me their complete situation. The good, the bad, the ugly and not so ugly." Clients deserve to have all their concerns and questions heard and answered. "I never forget that for the client a legal matter can find them in new, unfamiliar, and intimidating territory. You are looking for help and answers and you should walk away from every interaction having your concerns addressed. Confident all that can be done is being done."
Education & Honors:
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana - Bachelor of Arts, 1988 (political science & history)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1992
University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Editorial Board, 1991-1992, Staff Member, 1990-1991.
Order of the Barristers, 1992 (one of 10 members of graduating class selected by Pitt faculty for demonstrated excellence in oral and written advocacy)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NY, NY), National Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition, Awarded Best Oral Advocate. 1991.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Represents clients throughout Pennsylvania
Advocates on behalf of clients in courts and agencies throughout the state and federal system.
One of the first local law firms to offer unique fee arrangements (unbundled limited scope legal services, flat fees and low income program) making legal help accessible and affordable.
Past associations include employment law litigation with Eckert Seamans (management/defense) and Healey Davidson & Hornack (employee/plaintiff), civil, family and criminal litigation practice with Orie & Zivic.
Principal attorney in her own firm for over 16 years.
A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
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Born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Mt. Lebanon graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School.
Marjie is a fifth generation Pittsburgher from a family full of first responders and public servants. Her great grandfather and grandfather were Pittsburgh policemen. Her uncle is a retired Washington DC policeman with a distinguished history. Her late brother, Joe, was a crew chief with the City of Pittsburgh paramedics. Her sister is a lifelong social worker. Marjie has advocated on behalf of clients from various backgrounds for over 27 years.
Marjie has a lifetime of being committed to bettering the community and involvement in causes that support equal rights for all. She is a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity founded upon the principles of service to the community. She is an active supporter of the Poor Peoples Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign. She has been a 5th and 6th grade girls basketball coach for a local rec league, a Girl Scout troop volunteer and a middle school writing lab volunteer. Crist Law has proudly sponsored Mt. Lebanon Girls Softball League teams.
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