Brian Farrell

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
Brian Farrell
Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2014

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.

1835 Market Street
Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


Diligently representing people in matters of employment law for almost a decade, Brian Farrell serves as a partner at Sidney L. Gold and Associates, P.C., at its office based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Earning licenses to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he has experience litigating a diverse range of employment law matters. 

A native of New York, Mr. Farrell has lived in Philadelphia for several years. Familiarizing himself with the social milieu of the region, he has worked toward upholding the rights of workers in the state since 2014. He has held a pivotal role in a landmark ruling by a federal court of the state, which negated the categoric barring of transgender employees from seeking relief against discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Mr. Farrell graduated cum laude with his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2014. Prior to that, he had completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with honors from Wake Forest University in 2010. During his law education, he clerked at a private firm and pursued an internship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit as a part of its Appellate Mediation Program. 

A meritorious and enthusiastic law student, Mr. Farrell was a part of the National Trial Team and was accoladed with the American Bar Association’s Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. Over the years, he has gained clientele including private and public sector employees, and has won them claims under federal and state laws protecting them against discrimination and other civil rights violations. 

Having received a “Good” rating on Avvo, Mr. Farrell has significant experience working on complex litigation matters. He is described as a compassionate and understanding attorney who takes the time to understand what the client is going through and is empathetic of their psychological state.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee

  • 100% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2014, Pennsylvania

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “A Landmark Victory for Transgender Employees under the ADA” – Speaker, Employment Law Institute (2018) K. Barry, B. Farrell, N. Vanguri, J. Levi, A. Bare Desire to Harm:  Transgender People and the Equal Protection Clause, 57 B.C. L. Rev. 507 (2016)
  • Selected to “Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars” list from 2018-2023
  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • Selected to “New Jersey’s Rising Stars” list from 2020-2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey State Bar
Educational Background:
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2010

Office location for Brian Farrell

1835 Market Street
Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-569-1999


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

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