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Brandon is a founding member of Sommer & O'Donnell, LLC in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The boutique law firm focuses exclusively in all facets of Family Law including Divorce, Custody, and Support throughout all Central Pennsylvania Counties.
Brandon is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Juris Doctor at the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While in law school, Brandon received the Pro Bono Distinction, which is earned by those law students who have completed at least 60 hours of pro bono service in the community. Additionally, he received the Certificate of Achievement for Legal Methods III, Writing for General Practice, a distinction given to the student with the highest grade in that class.
Prior to opening Sommer & O'Donnell, Brandon was an Associate Attorney practicing family law at a local law firm in Cumberland County. Brandon interned at the York County District Attorney's Office, where he worked in the Appellate Unit conducting legal research and writing Appellate Briefs.
Brandon is a native of South Central Pennsylvania spending his childhood in Hanover, Pennsylvania previously living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his family owns the E.J. Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, and currently residing in York, Pennsylvania. In addition to his legal career, Brandon currently serves as Treasurer on the Hanover Little Theatre's Board of Directors, Hanover's only all-volunteer community theater.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Avvo Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2017|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Select Lawyer||Susquehanna Style||2017|
|Avvo Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2016|
|Select Lawyer||Susquahnna Style Magazine||2016|
|Avvo Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Select Lawyer||Susquehanna Style||2015|
|Legal Methods II - Writing for General Practice Certificate||Widener University School of Law||2013|
|Pro Bono Distinction||Widener University School of Law||2013|
|Founding Member||Sommer & O'Donnell||2016 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Abom & Kutulakis, LLP Attorneys At Law||2013 - 2016|
|Law Clerk||Abom & Kutulakis, LLP Attorneys At Law||2012 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||York County District Attorney||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cumberland County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Vice Chair||2019 - Present|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee||Treasurer||2016 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Cumberland County Bar Association Family Law Section||Support Co-Chair||2016 - Present|
|Carlisle Chamber of Commerce||Member||2016 - Present|
|Hanover LIttle Theatre||Treasurer||2014 - Present|
|Cumberland County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Dauphin County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Hanover Little Theatre||Secretary||2009 - 2014|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Pennsylvania State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2007|
|Custody Trial||Client awarded Primary Phsyical Custody|
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