Martin J. Hagan


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  • J.D., University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • A.B., University of Notre Dame

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Martin J. Hagan has been serving clients in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust litigation for over 40 years.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Elder Law Committee
    • Probate and Trust Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
    • Probate and Trust Section
    • Real Property Section


  • Editor and Principal Author, Drafting Wills and Trusts in Pennsylvania, 4th Edition (2021), published by PBI Press.

Additional Information

Since 2001 Martin and his wife, Susan, have served as foster parents for newborn infants through the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh.

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame
    • Editorial Board, Notre Dame Law Review
  • A.B., University of Notre Dame
  • “Remedies for Elderly Victims of Undue Influence,” Lawyers Journal, July 2, 2022.
  • “Now Is the Time to Protect Your Health Care Decision-Making Rights,” Kiplinger, April 29, 2021.
  • “Drafting a Substance Abuse Trust for a Child or Grandchild,” Montogmery County Estate Planning Council, September 2020.
  • “Designing Trusts for Beneficiaries with Substance Abuse Problems,” Kiplinger, March 8, 2019.
  • “Selecting the Right Trustee and Protector for a Substance Abuse Trust,” Kiplinger, March 8, 2019.
  • “Careful: These 2 Words in a Trust Document Could Cut Off Access to Public Benefits,” Kiplinger, March 8, 2019.
  • Hagan was quoted in the Tribune-Review article titled, “Pittsburgh Attorney Sets Up ‘Opioid Trusts’ for Beneficiaries with Addiction Issues,” published August 12, 2018.
  • Hagan is a frequent speaker on topics dealing with estate and trust planning, durable powers of attorney, and financial abuse of the elderly.
  • He has published on estate planning topics in the journal Trusts & Estates.
  • Hagan was the Keynote speaker at the 40th Annual Red Mass, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg and the Saint Vincent Archabbey.
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®  for Trusts and Estates