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Brendan was an associate at two Cleveland-area law firms before joining Calfee in 2018. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Russ Kendig, Chief Judge for Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court.  

Brendan earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. He earned the Robert D. Kensey Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Civil Rights for his note: “Striking a Balance: Why Ohio’s Felony-Arrestee DNA Statute is Unconstitutional and Ripe for Legislative Revision,” which was published in the 61 Clev. St. L. Rev. 529 (2014).

While in law school, Brendan simultaneously earned his M.P.A. from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University, with a Certificate in Economic Development.

Brendan obtained his Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Classical Civilizations and History from Ohio University in 2009.

Brendan is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter. He serves on the Board of the American Constitution Society, Northern District of Ohio Chapter.

Brendan is actively involved in the Cleveland community. He serves on the Alumni Board of Urban Community School and on the Associate Board of Malachi House. 

Honors & Recognitions

Ohio Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, 2019

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2014

M.P.A., Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, 2014

B.A., cum laude, Ohio University, Classical Civilizations, 2009

Experience

Clients' Work

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member

Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter, member

American Constitution Society, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, board member

Urban Community School Alumni Board, member

Malachi House, Associate Board, member

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Clerkships

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Russ Kendig, Chief Judge for Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court

Licensed In

  • Ohio

Named to 2019 "Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers for Business Litigation

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