Robert L. Brenna, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rochester, NY

Brenna Boyce PLLC
 | 31 East Main Street, Suite 2000
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-454-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Elder Law (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The son of the founder of the predecessor to Brenna Boyce PLLC, Robert L. Brenna, Jr., is now a principal attorney with the Rochester, New York-based firm. Representing upstate clients, his primary practice areas consist of estate planning and personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

Mr. Brenna assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases arising out of motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, defective drugs and other products, and prescription errors. In the estate planning area, he prepares and reviews wills, trusts, and other important documents such as financial powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills. He also handles probate and trust litigation. During his career, Mr. Brenna's fellow professionals have taken note of the good work that he has done for his clients, and he has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer  review rating through Avvo. Mr. Brenna has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Majoring in psychology in a pre-med concentration, Mr. Brenna attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Science in 1973. After spending two years working at hospitals, he changed career paths and enrolled at New England School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1978. He has been in private practice since that time. Mr. Brenna also hosts a weekly radio show devoted to legal topics.

Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Brenna is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He frequently delivers continuing legal education presentations, and he is a member and a past president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (10%)

Entertainment & Sports (10%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Appeals

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Robert Brenna, Jr.

Admitted: 1979, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.brennalaw.com/About-Us/Robert-L-Brenna-Jr.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers (New York) by the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rated "Superb" and Received a 10.0/10.0 by AVVO.com
  • Preeminent AV Rating in Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President - New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Founding Member
  • President's Club of the American Association of Justice, Member
  • National Academy of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1979
  • New York, 1979

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education of Attorneys, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education of Attorneys, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education of Attorneys, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education of Attorneys, New York State Bar Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • First Wrongful Death Verdict against State of New York for Attica Uprising 

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, B.S., Major: Psychology, 1973

Industry Groups

  • President New York State Academy Of Trial Lawyers
Office Location for Robert L. Brenna, Jr.

31 East Main Street
Suite 2000
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-454-2000

 

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Last Updated: 3/22/2018

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