About Mark Senick
Mark Senick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1969. For the next ten years he worked for Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh, assisting low-income people, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, working as a staff attorney enforcing Pennsylvania anti-discrimination law.
In 1979, Mark Senick moved to San Francisco. After working for a short time for the Office for Civil Rights in the federal Department of Education, he went into private practice in a small law firm in the Civic Center. It was during that time that the AIDS epidemic began to ravage the gay community, and in response, Mark was one of the founders of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and served on its Board of Directors, including two years as co-chair and one as treasurer.
Since 1981, Mr. Senick has specialized in estate planning and probate, domestic partner issues, and small business matters. He has been active in keeping up with issues regarding treatment of unmarried gay partners with respect to all aspects of their legal relationship with one another, and is excited to see the law change and grow during this period.