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M. Mark Mendel

M. Mark Mendel, German lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1957, United States Supreme Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1959.


  • Mendel, M. Mark was born on August 23, 1929 in Gmuend, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1939. Son of Richard and Erna (Lindauer) Mendel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Temple University, 1952. Master of Arts, Temple University, 1953. Juris Doctor, Temple University, 1957.

      Degree, Cumberland University, 1956.


    • Formerly partner Mendel & Killeen, Mendel, Schwartz & Smith. President M. Mark Mendel Ltd., Philadelphia, 1620 Group Inc., Aspen, Colorado, Philadelphia. Board directors Barton Engineering, Motorcrafters Inc., Philadelphia.

      Solicitor, public utilities, 1957—1968. Lecturer, trial law continuing education programs. Lecturer, forensic medicine Graduate School Medicine Temple University, Jefferson Medical College, Medical College Pennsylvania.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1957, United States Supreme Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1959.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Trustee Philadelphia Prisons, from 1974. Commonwealth and alumni trustee Temple University, 1976—1985. Member Judicial Selection Commission Pennsylvania, 1980—1988.

    Member of American Bar Association, American Association For Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association (appointed judicial selection committee), Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (president 1984-1985, chairman, nominating committee), Philadelphia Bar Association (board governors), Professional Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (past president).


    • Married Grace A. Bastian, February 7, 1959. Children: Kathryn Mendel Sorkin, Richard Charles, Sigrid Arlene Mendel Usen.
    • father: Richard Mendel
    • mother: Erna (Lindauer) Mendel
    • spouse: Grace A. Bastian
    • children: Kathryn Mendel Sorkin Mendel
    • Richard Charles Mendel
    • Sigrid Arlene Mendel Usen Mendel
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    Born August 23, 1929
    Died August 26, 2009
    (aged 80)