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Marlyn F. Smith: Estate Planning Attorney

Estate Planning Attorney Marlyn Smith in Southeastern PA also works with probate and real estate law.

Estate Planning Attorney

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: msmith@highswartz.com

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An estate planning lawyer, Marlyn F. Smith has been practicing estate planning, probate law and real estate law for more than 50 years. He was the firm’s first Managing Partner from 1978 to 1993, and a Partner of the firm until early 2004. Today he continues Of Counsel to the firm. He had a distinguished career of service to the Bar, having served as Chairman of numerous committees and sections throughout the years. He also served as Solicitor to many regional borough and township authorities.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1955

  • Montgomery County Common Pleas and Orphans Court, 1956


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1954

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. With Honors, 1951

Noteworthy Cases

  • Upper Gwynnedd Township v. Roth

  • Estate of Mary Louise Cabrey, Deceased (a.k.a. Mary Lou Cabrey)

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law

  • Member, Montgomery Bar Association, Section of Probate & Tax; past Director, Chairman & Member of Rules of Orphans’ Court Committee; past Chairman & Member of Judiciary Committee; past Chairman of Legal Aid/Pro Bono Service Committee; past Chairman of Junior Bar Committee

  • Recipient, Glencairn Foundation Award for Service to the Community, 2001

  • Bryn Athyn Borough Authority, former Solicitor

  • Upper Gwynedd Township Authority, former Solicitor

  • Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority, former Solicitor

  • Borough of Jenkintown, former Solicitor

Civic & Community Activities

  • Swedenborg Foundation: Director Emeritus, past President, past Secretary, past Member of Board of Directors

  • Cairnwood Estate: Member of Board of Governors

  • Cairnwood Village Inc.: Director

  • Bryn Athyn Orchestra Association: Director

  • Bryn Athyn Cathedral Choir & Usher’s Organization: Head Usher

  • Bryn Athyn Church: former Member of Board of Trustees

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Montgomery County: former Board Member

  • VNA-Community Services, Inc.: former Vice President and Board Member

  • Academy of the New Church: Member of Board of Directors, 1987 – 2000