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Jennifer L. Spears Brenize

Family Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

4.9   7 reviews

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Helping clients resolve disputes respectfully.

I am trained in mediation and collaborative law, with a focus on family law. I handle divorce, custody, support, adoption, name changes, and protection from abuse matters, among other things.

Licensed for 22 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 03/11/2014
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 02/26/2023

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Posted by John | June 3, 2015
I had an opportunity to refer a friend that was going through a tough divorce. Jenn 's knowledge, professionalism and tenacity proved to me I made the right choice.
Posted by Jennifer | January 13, 2015
Stayed the course with us for many long and difficult years to get us to the light at the end of the tunnel
Jennifer became my attorney when my son was just a very young baby. He is now 13 years of age and thanks to Jenn our family has realized our dream of my son being adopted by his stepfather after almost 12 years. Jenn and I began working together with my divorce from his biological father and continued to stay the course through child support and custody hearings. It was a time of a great deal of stress, sadness, and fear in our lives. Jenn stood firmly by our sides to fight for what was best for my son and our family. When I became fearful she became my rock. Jenn was and is always well prepared and organized for whatever task is at hand. I could always feel confident in her ability as an attorney and as a human being no matter what I was facing. What she has done for my son and our family as a whole can never be repayed to her. Jenn always stood strong in her fight for what was best for my son and we will forever be grateful for that as he is so much happier now that she has helped us get to a place where he can feel safe and truly happy.
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Posted by Johnny | January 13, 2015
Divorce Attorney
Jennifer was a tremendous help and asset to have through out my divorce proceedings. I highly recommend her highly skilled council. She was very knowledgeable and level headed. I also found her billing to be fair and concise.
Posted by Jen | January 12, 2015
Jenn is an excellant attorney and I highly recommend her to anyone. I was very happy with the service she provided for my divorce & setting up the custody agreements for my children. She is very knowledgeable and you can tell she puts a lot of thought into her case before legal proceedings.
Posted by Stephanie | February 10, 2014
Child Custody
Jennifer has always been very realistic with us about our custody issues. We have a difficult situation and have had to call on her sometimes on short notice. She is always helpful and timely about her responses to us. She also did a great job of reeling us back in when we want to do more but she knows it won't be for the best. We would recommend Jen to anyone with custody issues.
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Posted by Erin | February 2, 2014
Jenn Spears
Jenn has helped me thru so much with my divorce and custody with my ex husband and I have always felt that she has been there for me, day or night! I have referred people to her because I feel she is highly competent and very helpful!
Posted by Gordon | May 6, 2014
Lots of Good Advice
I met with her to decide the path I should take heading forward to a divorce. She was very informative and gave me a bunch of useful ideas.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Martson Law Offices
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • The Wiley Group
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Edward J. Weintraub
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of New York, College at Geneseo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Carlisle Business Referral, Inc.
  • Past President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Commission
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Collaborative Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Dickinson College Children's Center Parent Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Board
  • 2011 - 2013
  • LeTip of Carlisle
  • Former President
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Carlisle Early Education Center
  • Former Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Former Chair
  • 2001 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Brenize is a veteran family law attorney that has a true commitment to her practice. Attorney Brenize is upfront, honest, and knowledgeable. I endorse Attorney Brenize."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jenn has always been a good adversary who looks out for the best interests of her clients. It's great to have her as part of our team where she is now protecting the interests of our clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jenn is a conscientious advocate who always puts her clients' best interests first."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know that when Jenn is on the other side of a case, that she is a zealous advocate for her client; however, at the same time, she is reasonable. These two components allow cases to progress timely and ultimately, usually result in settlement without all the additional costs of litigation."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Spears is a true advocate for her clients."

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Mechanicsburg Family Lawyer Jennifer L. Spears Brenize
Jennifer L. Spears Brenize
Family Attorney
Mechanicsburg, PA
Licensed for 22 years