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Brendan A. O'Donnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
401 Liberty Ave, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-467-0959
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Energy & Natural Resources
Attorney Profile


An attorney in the Oil and Gas Law practice, Brendan represents landowners and royalty owners in a wide variety of matters, including the preparation and negotiation of:

  • Leases
  • Pipeline right of way agreements
  • Surface use agreements
  • Oil, gas and mineral conveyances

Brendan also has experience with the evaluation of deeds for oil and gas ownership, analyzing royalty payments and preparing documents to cure title deficiencies.

Along with his representation of private landowners, Brendan has counseled municipal and school officials regarding a broad spectrum of oil and gas related issues that include leasing, surface disturbance, zoning and land use.

Complementing his oil and gas transactional work, Brendan has actively represented clients in oil and gas related litigation matters before trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania in proceedings that involve Actions to Quiet Title, Declaratory Judgment Actions, Breach of Contract claims, and other suits involving trespass, conversion and property damage. Brendan also has experience representing and appearing before municipal bodies, such as Zoning Hearing Boards and Boards of Supervisors.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Energy & Natural Resources
Focus Areas

Energy Law


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Brendan A. O'Donnell

First Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Secretary of Board of Directors, Washington Area Human Society
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Washington Area Humane Society

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 2017
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh B.A. Political Science (with honors), Spanish Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Magna Cum Laude University of Pittsburgh Law Review Order of the Coif, 2010

Industry Groups

  • Oil And Gas
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Office Location for Brendan A. O'Donnell

401 Liberty Ave
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-467-0959

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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