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Duquesne University School of Law,
J.D. (2009, Cum Laude)

Duquesne University,
B.S., Business Administration (2006, Magna Cum Laude)

Julie A. Brennan | Shareholder

Julie A. Brennan joined Pion, Nerone, Girman & Smith, P.C. in March 2019 after practicing at another Pittsburgh area civil litigation firm for nearly 9 years. Ms. Brennan has represented a wide variety of clients including trucking companies, electric utilities, insurance companies, construction companies, construction administrators, home builders, assisted living facilities, employers, homeowners associations, condominium associations, family entertainment facilities, mortgage brokers/servicers and individuals in diverse litigation matters. Ms. Brennan has practiced at the small claims, administrative, trial and appellate levels of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia court systems, both state and federal. Ms. Brennan has experience with jury and non-jury trials, and the post-trial proceedings related thereto. Ms. Brennan is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of West Virginia and State of Ohio.  In addition to her state bar admissions, Ms. Brennan is admitted to practice in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Northern District of West Virginia, Southern District of West Virginia and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Ms. Brennan graduated cum laude from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2009, and magna cum laude from the Duquesne University School of Business in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. In law school, Ms. Brennan served as President of the Women’s Law Association and was selected to participate in an elite Trial Advocacy Program under the direction of Professors Streib and Antkowiak. In addition to her law school activities, Ms. Brennan worked as a law clerk at a Butler County general practice firm and a Pittsburgh area construction litigation firm during her second and third years, respectively. Before joining the private practice of law, Ms. Brennan elected to take a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Kelley T.D. Streib in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas for ten months following her graduation from law school. Ms. Brennan is a past attendee of the Country’s premier trial advocacy program for attorneys, the Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Ms. Brennan is active in the Trucking Industry Defense Association and serves as the co-chair of the Association’s Member Engagement & Communications Committee.  Ms. Brennan is also active in USLaw Network, Inc. as a member of the Future Leaders group, the Women’s Connection, and the Transportation and Logistics practice areas.  Locally, Ms. Brennan is actively involved with the Allegheny County Bar Association.  She serves as an officer of the Civil Litigation Section, and a member of the Community Service Committee.  Ms. Brennan also serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition.  In this role, Ms. Brennan is responsible for planning, scheduling, and facilitating the competition of over thirty high school mock trial teams and all of the volunteer scoring jurors and judges therefor.  Ms. Brennan lives in Franklin Park with her husband and children. A native of Butler County, Pennsylvania, Ms. Brennan attended the Seneca Valley School District.