Tim Brennan was raised in the coal region working in his family’s well known mom and pop restaurant. He began his legal career in the Lehigh Valley as a Bethlehem and Northampton County Solicitor. He raised his family in Doylestown and, in addition to his legal work, served as a member of the Doylestown Borough Council. He currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Tim Brennan, A Family Man
Mr. Brennan graduated from Ursinus College in 2000, receiving his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Politics and a double minor in International Relations and American Studies. During this period he served two United States Congressional Internships with Congressman Joe Hoeffel and Congressman Tim Holden.
Mr. Brennan also graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2003, where he was a leadership scholar, served as a senior member of the Law Review and graduated cum laude. He received the 2003 Widener Law Journal Outstanding Student Article Award for his article on Pennsylvania’s redistricting. He also studied at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Mr. Brennan previously served as an attorney for a large defense firm and for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. He was appointed Assistant Solicitor for the City of Bethlehem in 2005 by Mayor John B. Callahan, where he also represented the Police and Fire Pension Funds. In 2008 he was appointed as Solicitor for Northampton County Controller Stephen J. Barron. In 2018 he was appointed Assistant Solicitor by Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure.
Mr. Brennan has been published in the fields of equine law and redistricting law, has argued several times before Commonwealth Court and has lectured on various topics at the Dickinson School of Law and for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio shows.
Mr. Brennan volunteers for or has founded a number of charitable, legal, political, religious and community organizations and has served as an Adjunct Professor for Northampton Community College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. Mr. Brennan was elected to the PA State House this past year.
Experienced in business and contract law, property and real estate law, tort and personal injury law, worker’s compensation, debtor/creditor law, municipal law, equine law, election law, civil rights law, administrative law, eminent domain, and other fields.
Professional Services and Awards
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 2022-Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association Civility in the Profession Committee, 2020-Present
Workers’ Compensation Law Certified Specialist, 2019-Present
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer 2018-Present
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation's Top 1 Percent, 2015-Present
Doylestown Borough Council, 2015-2022
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Panel Member 2012-2018
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2012-2018
1st Annual Equine Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
2nd Annual Equine Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
4th Annual Animal Law Seminar, Equine Law Primer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Cleaning Out the Augean Stables: Pennsylvania’s Most Recent Redistricting
Third Annual Municipal Law Colloquium
Athlete & Agents Conference, National Bowl Game, Panelist
BBC World News, 2010 United State General Election Coverage
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1st Annual Equine Law Seminar
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2nd Annual Equine Law Seminar
Why Americans Don’t Care? Business Matters, WEMZ Channel 69
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 4th Annual Animal Law Seminar (with Governor Edward G. Rendell)
Dickinson School of Law, Equine Law, Guest Speaker
Nativity B.V.M. High School, Terrorism and the Constitution, Guest Speaker
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, President’s Circle
Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Center, Pro Bono Counsel
Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, Pro Bono Counsel
Friends of St. Kieran’s, Pro Bono Counsel
American College of Equine Attorneys, Member
Equestrian Aid Foundation, Volunteer
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida, Attendant
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Member
Thoreau Sauntering Society, Member
Saint Clair Fish and Game, Member
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Member
Project Children Charity Album, Originator
Finnegan’s Wake, Heckshersville Irish Festival, Actor
Northampton County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Member
Allentown Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, AOH Division Director
American Mock Trial Association, Lafayette College, Mock Judge
Philadelphia Opera Company, Member
Widener International Law Society, President
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International, Member
Widener Saint Thomas More Club, Member
Ursinus College Football, Centennial Conference Champions and National Playoffs
Schuylkill County Women in Crisis, Volunteer