Timothy S. Brennan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Albany, NY

Phelan Phelan & Danek LLP
 | 300 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 315
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-640-6900
Fax: 518-640-6955
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Phelan, Phelan & Danek LLP, Timothy S. Brennan focuses his practice on a variety of civil litigation matters. From the firm's office in Albany, New York, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Dutchess and Rensselaer counties and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Brennan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Mr. Brennan has defended companies and management in employment law cases that involve allegations of workplace sexual harassment as well as those in which plaintiffs have claimed that they were the victims of discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and other federal and state statutes. He has also provided defense representation to companies that are being sued for the manufacture and distribution of allegedly defective products, and he has represented physicians and other professionals who have been the subject of malpractice claims. On the other side of the ledger, Mr. Brennan assists people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties in cases arising out of premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. His litigation experience also includes construction defects and contract disputes.

Majoring in justice and law administration, Mr. Brennan attended Western Connecticut State University, and he was a member of the school's varsity football team before receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1997. His legal education was obtained at New England Law | Boston, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2001. Mr. Brennan's professional memberships include the Albany County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Appellate (30%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Construction Litigation (30%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Timothy Brennan

Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.ppdlawoffice.com/timothy-s-brennan.php


  • Award for Highest Average in Appellate Practice, CALI Award in Appellate Practice, New England School of Law, 2001
  • Highest Average in Torts, Corpus Juris Secundum Award-Torts, West Publishing, 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • District Court Southern District New York
  •  U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2006
  • District Court Western District New York
  • District Court Eastern District New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2003
  • New York State Bar, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Healthquest (Frequent Lecturer and In-Service Provider on Malpractice related issues)
  • Albany Medical Center College P.A. Program (Frequent Lecturer on Malpractice Issues)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Trial, 2013
  • Board Member, Niskayuna Youth Football
  • President, Niskayuan Softball

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of Scholarly Article , Author, Silencing Miranda-Exploring Reform to the Law on Confessions, New England Journal on Civil and Criminal Confinement , 2001


  • Lang v. Newman, 12 N.Y. 3d 868
  • Caiozzo v. Koreman, 581 F.3d 63
  • Matter of Soressi v. SWF, L.P., 81 A.D. 3d 1143
  • Swartz v. St. Mary’s Hosp., 101 A.D. 3d 1273
  • Kowalski v. St. Francis Hosp. and Health Ctrs., 21 N.Y. 3d 480
  • F.A.S.A. Const. Corp. v. Village of Monroe, 14 A.D. 3d 532
  • Harvey v Farber, District Court Northern District New York, 2013
  • Hinlicky v. Dreyfuss, 6 N.Y. 3d 636
  • Ortega v Murran, Warren Counrt Supreme , 2017
  • Lavigne v Thomas, Saratoga Supreme , 2013
  • Tinsmon v Olsen, Albany Supreme Court, 2016
  • Lomacange v Bedford Styvesant Hospital, Kings County Supreme , 2013
  • Bulna v State, Court of Claims, Albany, 2011
  • State v RAM Hotels, Albany DOL, 2010
  • Feuer v Copley, Dutchess County, 2007
  • Caruso v NEMA, Schenectady County Supreme, 2009
  • Guity v Comprehensive Health, Bronx Supreme Court, 2009
  • Migden v All Metro, Albany County Supreme Court, 2008


  • Team Health
  • EmCare
  • Emergency Physician Services of New York
  • Healthquest Medical
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  • BBL Construction Services

Representative Clients:

  • BBL Construction

Educational Background:

  • Western Connecticut State University, B.S. Justice & Law Administration, Minor Political Science, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Medical
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Office Location for Timothy S. Brennan

300 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 315
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518-640-6900

Fax: 518-640-6955

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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