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Education

  • 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, healthcare, and construction industries.

Justin earned his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in June 2016.  During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Energy and Environmental Law Journal and clerked for the now-Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, David N. Wecht.  He was also awarded a number of legal writing accolades, including two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and the Best Appellate Brief notation.  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 legal analysis of Pittsburgh’s local rules and regulations.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • New Century Careers, Board of Directors
  • Allegheny County 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.  In his spare time, Justin likes to golf and visit with friends and family.

  • 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
    • Trial Advocacy Elective Program
    • 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).