Prior to practicing law, Marco served in the U.S Navy and worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA* at a non-profit in the Pittsburgh area. Marco began his legal career as a law clerk in the Homicide Unit at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. While working in the Homicide Unit, Marco assisted on dozens of homicide prosecutions.

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Marco worked on a political campaign, briefly worked in a general practice law office, and then served as an Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney before opening his own law office. Marco strongly believes in civic engagement and actively contributes to multiple area non-profit organizations. Marco is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.


University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Allegheny College

Civic Engagement

Message Carriers of Pennsylvania – Board Member

Big Brothers and Big Sisters – iMentor

Beverly’s Birthdays – Host Committee Annual Fundraiser

The Mission Continues – 2nd Service Platoon

Family House – Young Business Leaders

Allegheny County Bar Association – Member

Honors and Awards

ACBA Scholarship – 35th Annual National Trial Advocacy College

Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. – Community Leadership Course for Veterans (CLCV II)

J. Evans Rose Jr., Prize for Public Service

CALI Award – Expert Witness

Conflict Resolution Fellow – Pitt Law

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Justin is an experienced litigator. He spent much of the first decade of his legal career representing large corporations in a wide variety of disputes. It was his experience representing regular people and small businesses, however, that helped him discover his passion for making the court system a level playing field. With that in mind, he decided to partner with Marco to make sure that those in need of top-notch representation are able to get it.

Justin has successfully represented clients in cases ranging from auto accidents to antitrust. He regularly appears in trial and appellate courts throughout Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. His practice currently focuses on business disputes, personal injury claims, civil rights, and appeals. He also has experience in advising new businesses and other transactional matters.

Over the past several years, Justin has developed a significant criminal defense practice. He has represented clients facing the most serious charges at trial, on direct appeal, and with Post-Conviction Relief Act claims. This well-rounded practice has given him an understanding of how best to prepare and present defenses to protect a client’s rights.

Justin is active in the community. He serves on several boards and as an elected committee person for his voting precinct. In addition to his practice, he is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law and has presented at a number of continuing education seminars. He is also currently serving a three-year term on Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board’s Hearing Committee.


J.D, Duquesne University School of Law

B.S, Penn State University

Civic Engagement

ACLU of Pennsylvania, Board Member

PULSE Pittsburgh, Board Member

RANDNext, Member

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Transition Committee

Graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s LDI Class XXIII

ACBA John A. Meehan Citizenship Institute

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 – Present

Pittsburgh 40 Under 40

Allegheny County Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Fellow

Duquesne Legal Clinic Outstanding Student Award

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After graduating from Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School, Jessel attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with degrees in Philosophy and English Literature. 

Jessel earned his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law. There, he participated in internships with the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, the City of Pittsburgh Law Department, and worked through the Law School’s Clinic program to provide legal assistance to residents dealing with real estate assessment appeals.

Jessel began his career as an attorney at the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender. As an Assistant Public Defender, he handled hundreds of cases and clients in all levels of the court system. 

For the next 6 years, Jessel served as a Deputy Attorney General prosecuting some of the most challenging cases you can imagine: child sexual abuse and child pornography offenses. As a Deputy Attorney General, he presided over hundreds of investigations and cases in more than 20 counties throughout western Pennsylvania. 

Serving on both sides of a trial—as both a prosecutor and defense attorney—has provided Jessel with a unique, comprehensive, and holistic understanding of the criminal justice system; the understanding necessary to most effectively navigate that system on behalf of his clients. 


Pittsburgh Central Catholic ‘05

University of Pittsburgh ‘09

Duquesne University School of Law ‘12

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