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Immediate past Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the International Right of Way Association.  Current member of the Ethics Committee.


Past board member of the United Way of Greater Hazleton, Volunteer Center of Greater Hazleton, Helping Hands Society, Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, Greater Hazleton Association of Realtors, Hazleton Area Landlords Organization and MMI Preparatory School.




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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    27 years
  2. Wills: 10%
    14 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    14 years
  4. Power Of Attorney: 10%
    14 years
  5. Business: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($135-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Brennan Legal Services

103 Rotary Drive
West Hazleton, PA, 18202

Brennan Legal Services

201 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 97
Dalton, PA, 18414



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GEMS Award for Community ServiceVolunteer Center of Greater Hazleton, Inc.2008
H. Lester Phillips Memorial AwardInternational Right of Way Assoc. Chapter 92004
PEARL Award - Business and IndustryHazleton YWCA2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrennan Legal Services2001 - Present
Broker of RecordAction Real Estate2008 - 2011
Adjunct Professor - Real Estate Law, Business LawPenn State University - Hazleton Campus1999 - 2005
Senior CounselPPL Electric Utilities/PPL Services Corp1989 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lower Luzerne County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Greater Hazleton Chamber of CommerceN/A2003 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Wilkes-Barre Law and Library AssociationN/A1998 - Present
International Right of Way AssociationEthics Committee1993 - Present
Abington Business and Professionals AssociationN/A2011 - 2014
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Costa v. Luzerne County Board of Assessment AppealsSettlement with market value reduction of $89,000, tax savings of about $1,300/year
BonTon Department Stores, Inc. v. Schuylkill County Board of Assessment AppealsReduction in market value by $865,000, tax savings of about $12,500/year
In re: Condemnation by PPL Electric Utilities CorporationAmicable settlement with signed and recorded easement agreement and acceptable level of compensation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Real Estate Transactions Made Painless and EfficientEthical Considerations2006
Real Estate Title Law in Pennsylvania1) The Purchase Agreement 2) Access and Road Issues2003
Recent Developments in Real Estate Tax Assessment Law in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Public Utility Realty Tax Act2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Pennsylvania State UniversityAdministration of JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 IRWA Annual Education Conference-AtlantaRevisions to Disciplinary Rules & Procedures2011
IRWA Region 4 Spring ForumLeases and easements and deeds, oh my!2010
Introduction to Real Estate LawReal Estate Law2010
Eminent Domain Basics for Right of Way ProfessionalsEminent Domain Law2010
2010 IRWA Annual Education Conference-CalgaryWhat to do in the event of an ethics complaint2010
PPL Lunch and LearnPowers of Attorney and Advance Directives2009
Real Estate Law for BrokersReal Estate Law2008
Real Estate Law for BrokersReal Estate Law2008