Michael Pater – Sarver Estate Planning Attorney

Michael Pater |

(724) 287-7724


617 South Pike Road
Sarver, PA 16055

Michael Pater |


Firm Summary

Michael J. Pater is a former sole practitioner located in our downtown Butler, Pennsylvania office. Michael has been helping individuals, families, and small businesses with their legal decisions since 1988. He has extensive experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate Law, Medicaid Planning, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Closings, Title Searches, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Agreements of Sale, Deed Transfers, Reverse Mortgages, Small Business Matters, and Tax Issues. Michael is also one of the attorneys for the Butler County, Pennsylvania, Area Agency on Aging. In addition Michael serves as a Mediator for real estate disputes brought to the many local Boards of Realtors and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.

In addition to his service as an attorney, Michael takes time to speak to various groups, schools, nursing homes, service and senior organizations, about the issues each may face in the areas of law in which he practices.

Michael and his wife, Donna, reside in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, and in his spare time he enjoys volunteering, attending live plays with his wife, and spending time with his family and friends. He is also a NRA Certified Instructor for the following: Pistol, Protection in the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim, and he is also Certified Range Officer. He has taught hundreds of adults on the basics of pistol shooting and has co-wrote and speaks on the subject of “Think Like A Bad Guy” to various organizations.

Bar and Court Admission

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Court of Common Pleas of Butler County
  • Court of Common Pleas of Armstrong County


  • Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
    Bachelors of Arts – Graduated May, 1979
    Double Major – Accounting and Business Administration
  • Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    MSBA – Graduated December 1983
    Masters of Science in Business Administration
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Graduated June, 1988
    Juris Doctorate – Law

Associations and Memberships

  • Butler County Bar Association, Butler, Pennsylvania
    Treasurer and Executive Committee Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Member
    Pennsylvania Bar Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – House of Delegates – Elected Member
    National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Member
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Member
    American Inn of Court – W. Edward Sell Chapter (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Community Involvement/Charity

  • Butler Meals on Wheels Program, Butler, Pennsylvania
    Current Treasurer and current Board of Director
  • Center for Community Resources – Butler, Pennsylvania
    Past President and current Board of Director
  • Nonprofit Development Corporation, Inc., Butler, Pennsylvania
    Current Board of Director
  • Summit Township Sportsman Club, Butler, Pennsylvania
    Current Solicitor and Past Board of Director