Mark B. Stanziola

Mark B. Stanziola

Special Counsel

Family Law

Mark B. Stanziola is an attorney in the Firm’s Family Law practice area. Mr. Stanziola brings over 35 years of experience in representing clients in complex and no-fault divorce, property distribution matters, partition of property, equity actions and adoptions. Mark also has extensive experience representing clients in protection from abuse cases, complex custody cases, as well as child and spousal support cases.

Mr. Stanziola is a frequent Continuing Legal Education program presenter, focusing on topics aimed at enhancing the legal knowledge and skills of other family law attorneys so that they can better help serve clients.

Mr. Stanziola engages in extensive community outreach. He was a founding member of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Center in Allentown, established their Community Legal Clinic, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is also the current President of Church Council of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Emmaus, and a frequent presenter at colleges and in the community regarding LGBT and same-sex parenting and adoption.


Education

 
  • University of Scranton, B.A. History/B.A. Philosophy, magna cum laude, with a minor in Theology, 1985
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1988

Bar Admissions

 
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Organizations

 
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • The Northampton County Bar Association Board of Governors, Member, January 2021 – Present
  • The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, Member
    • Congregational Council President, 2019 – Present
    • Congregational Church Council, 2017 – Present
    • Congregational Council Vice-President, 2017 – 2019
  • LGBT Business Council Section of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Pennsylvania LGBT Law Committee, Member, 2019 – Present
  • PRIDE of The Greater Lehigh Valley, Board of Directors, Member & Treasurer, 2008 – 2019 when merged with Bradbury Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center
  • Pennsylvania Diversity Network, Member, 2000 – 2016 when disbanded
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association LGBTQ+ Rights Committee, Member, 2016 – Present

Honors & Affiliations

 
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center – Community Leadership Award, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubble Recognition for 25th Year Attorney Anniversary, 2016
  • Citations of Recognition from U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator Robert Casey, U.S. House Representative Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania House Representative  Ryan Mackenzie, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe for community service to underrepresented, marginalized individuals, 2017

Community Activity

 
  • Founding Member of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center Legal Clinic Volunteer, 2018 – Present
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center, Member, Board of Directors, 2018 – Present
  • Authored Luzerne County Section of PBI Family Law Practice in NE PA 2007 & 2010
  • Featured in PA Council on The Arts 2019 Publication “Stories from the LGBTQ & Community”
  • PBI Presenter & frequent speaker regarding LGBT/same-sex couple issues
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Pinebrook Services for Children and Youth, September 1988 – October 1993
    • Board Secretary, January 1993 – October 1993
    • Chairperson of the Personnel Practices Committee, January 1989 – October 1993
  • Featured in The Morning Call’s 2021 Father’s Day article “Pride Takes Precedence”