Brendan A. O'Donnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
 | Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-2226
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Energy & Natural Resources
Attorney Profile

Brendan A. O'Donnell is a senior associate at Houston Harbaugh, P.C. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and focusing his practice on oil and gas litigation and transactions, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2010, Mr. O'Donnell is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. O'Donnell counts among his clients landowners and other recipients of oil and gas royalty payments. He regularly prepares and reviews agreements regarding pipeline rights of way, surface use, leases, and conveyances of mineral and oil and gas interests. Mr. O'Donnell also monitors royalty payments to his clients, and his experience has encompassed title document review. In his litigation practice, he has handled actions arising out of contract breaches, quiet title, property damage, trespass and conversion. In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. O'Donnell has represented his clients before zoning boards. His client base also includes municipal agencies and officials involved in issues such as zoning and land use.

As an undergraduate, Mr. O'Donnell attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 2006. Upon his graduation, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Mr. O'Donnell then remained on campus and pursued his legal education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and he served on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2010. With his current firm since March 2017, he is a member of the Washington County Bar Association, and he has served on the board of directors of the Washington Area Humane Society.

Practice Areas
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Energy & Natural Resources (100%): Energy Law

Focus Areas

Energy Law


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Brendan O'Donnell

Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

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

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-288-2226

Fax: 412-281-4499

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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