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Atty. Daniel T. Brier Named County’s General Counsel For Litigation

The Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley have announced the appointment of Atty. Daniel T. Brier as the County’s new General Counsel for Litigation.

Atty. Brier is a partner in the law firm of Myers, Brier & Kelly.

“I would like to welcome Dan to our team.  We are confident that Atty. Brier’s 25 years of trial experience will be beneficial to the taxpayers of Lackawanna County,” said Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien.

“I am very pleased to have Atty. Brier as part of the County’s legal team.  The breadth of litigation experience that he possesses will be very beneficial to the County,” explained Commissioner Jim Wansacz.

“Dan’s experience is second to none, and it will certainly be very valuable in handling issues that arise from time-to-time,” noted Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

For the past three years, Atty. Daniel T. Brier was selected every year as one of the “Top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania.” Every year since 2005, he has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He was recently re-appointed to a three year term as a Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Dan is a court-approved mediator for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He is also an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.

His Bar Admissions include: Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.

Atty. Brier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Scranton in 1985 and received his law degree in 1988 from the Georgetown University School of Law.

He has served as a speaker at several local, state and national programs and has been involved in a number of educational, legal and business organizations.  Last year, he travelled to Cyprus at the invitation of the United States State Department to participate in the training of Cypriot judges and prosecutors.

Atty. Brier’s retainer is set at $36,000 and no benefits are being provided, which means a $24,000 budget savings.