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Mariah Balling-Peck ESQ

  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

To sum me up....I care about the lives of the people who call me. Every person is unique and their needs are paramount to me. I'll never treat a person like a piece of paper and it's one of the reasons I don't like the legal field and what I see happening to it anymore. Commercials/ Billboards. The lack of caring between the attorney and client...the personal dynamic is getting lost so much out there. Not with me. My practice areas include: Personal Injury - Wrongful Death, Car and Truck Accidents, Slip and Fall, Medical Malpractice; Family Law; Child and Parental Advocacy; Estate, Will, and Trusts; and other general areas of civil law.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Federal Circuit
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Education
Duquesne University
J.D. | Law - Juris Doctor
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Trial Moot Court; Published in Juris Magazine; Appellate Practice and Procedure
Honors: Phi Theta Kappa; Trial Moot Court Honor Society; Oral Advocacy
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University System of Georgia - Valdosta State University
B.A. | Marketing/Journalism
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
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Pitt University
MBA Studies - Not completed
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Awards
Recognition for Dedication in Legal Profession
Presidential Who's Who
Dedication to Excellence in Legal Profession
National Association of Professional Women
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Pa Assocation of Justice
Member
Current
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Fayette County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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PA Association of Justice
Member
- Current
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Fayette County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Association of Justice
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Desegration of the Georgia Jury System and Selection Process
Juris Magazine
Certifications
Notary Public
Pennsylvania Notary Public Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered

Q. What are the laws now?
A: A child can become emancipated in Pennsylvania with parental consent. Check with your local orphans' court for specific requirements and forms. You may also want to contact an attorney in your area.
Q. Can my daughter's father terminate his parental rights to only me?
A: No. Parental Rights can be terminated to others besides just the other parent. For example, sometimes grandparents have adopted children through this process. Other times, a couple who has never been able to have a child may adopt through the termination of parental rights process. There are numerous facts missing from the question, so it is difficult to respond more conclusively than this at this juncture.
Q. My stepson is being charged with theft from a motor vehicle,recieving stolen property and drug para.
A: He needs a good criminal defense attorney. He will be ineligible for ARD as he has used this up and there must be a 10 year lapse before he would ever be able to utilize the ARD mechanism again. A good defense attorney can try to get him a good plea, or if the facts warrant, take the case to trial.
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Contact & Map
PECK LAW OFFICES
111 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Telephone: (724) 430-0514
Fax: (724) 430-0516