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  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., Duquesne University

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Justin N. Leonelli is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Groups.  Justin focuses his practice on commercial disputes, often handling matters involving the energy, manufacturing, insurance and construction industries.  In addition, Justin represents entities in the health care industry, including nursing homes and assisted living communities, in various litigation matters.

Justin earned his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in June 2016.  During law school, Justin served as the Executive Editor of Duquesne Law School’s Energy and Environmental Law Journal as well as a constitutional law student advisor.  In 2015, he served as an extern for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania under the now-Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, David N. Wecht.  Alongside his legal studies, Justin was recognized with a formal proclamation from Pittsburgh’s City Council for his work with the Allegheny County Government Review Commission in conducting a comprehensive analysis of Pittsburgh’s local rules and regulations.  In addition, Justin was awarded a number of legal writing accolades during law school, including two “CALI Excellence for the Future Awards” for the highest grade in his class in both Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Legal Writing, as well as a “Best Appellate Brief” transcript notation.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • New Century Careers, Board of Directors
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Additional Information

Justin grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where he attended Cardinal Mooney High School.  He now resides in a northern suburb of Pittsburgh.

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2016 – cum laude
    • Allegheny County Council Proclamation
    • Energy & Environmental Law Journal, Executive Editor
    • Energy & Mineral Law Society, Member
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Research & Writing
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Advanced Legal Writing: Writing in Law Practice
    • “Best Appellate Brief” Award
    • Constitutional Law Advisor
  • B.A., Duquesne University, 2013
  • Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 902, The Legal Intelligencer, November 1, 2017.
  • Instant Communication and Advances in Technology: Exchanging Ethical Dilemmas and Increased Expectations for Convenience and Efficiency, Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Education Series (April 25, 2015).
  • Dormant Commerce Clause Review of a Lifecycle Analysis Regulation: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, 3 Joule Energy & Envtl. L.J. 2 (November 11, 2014).