About Trellis

Our Mission
Provide innovative, attentive, and cost-effective legal services to non-profits, businesses, and citizens to make legal representation more accessible and help our clients succeed.

Attorney Marlene van Es

 Principal Attorney-at-Law Marlene@Trellispgh.com

 Principal
Attorney-at-Law
Marlene@Trellispgh.com

Marlene is excited and honored to be working with local entrepreneurs, businesses, non profits, and communities in Western Pennsylvania. Marlene graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. with a certificate in environmental law, science, and policy. She also holds a B.S. in Agricultural Science and Natural Resources from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Marlene is a native of Lansing, NY but fell in love with Pittsburgh after moving to the city for law school. Over the years Marlene has gained a variety of experience both out in the field and in the office including: on-farm research and crop production, writing corporate sustainability indicators for measuring environmental impact, and tackling environmental legal issues in Western Pennsylvania. Marlene also helped co-found a social entrepreneurship society and has hosted and attended conferences related to triple bottom line business. In her free time, she serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Farmers Union and is involved with the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council working on issues related to land access for urban farmers. Marlene has a deep passion for increasing the accessibility of legal services so we can all grow together as a community. Marlene is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania.