Senior Associate Attorney Mark Laird joined the statewide estate planning and elder law practice Cooper, Adel & Associates in the Healthcare Planning area in 2017. Today, Mark assists clients with developing and executing their estate plans. Mark is committed to working closely with our clients to make the planning process easy to understand and effective in meeting their goals. Mark also serves as the lead attorney in our Estate and Trust Administration Department which provides assistance to families who have lost a loved one. In this area, his mission is to help the family settle the deceased’s estate expeditiously. He is sensitive to the difficult time this is for the family, particularly when it is necessary to involve the court system in the complicated probate process. Mark has a firm commitment to making information available to all concerned parties throughout the process. In cases where a spouse has passed away, Mark reviews the surviving spouse’s estate plan to assure that required changes are in place for them to move forward with their lives.
Mark completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Operations from Ohio University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and also completed a Health Law Certificate. During his law school days, he served as a Legal Intern in the Privacy Department with Highmark, Inc. in Pittsburgh, drafting HIPAA legal recommendations to support business innovations and company initiatives. Mark also managed to find time during law school to volunteer with Christian Legal Aid to serve the poor and needy throughout Pittsburgh.
Mark is originally from Lewis Center, Ohio and lives in Columbus today. He loves spending time with his family, traveling and watching movies. He is an avid sports fan and plays softball in his spare time.