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Brendan D. Hennessy, Esquire

 (484) 875-3111

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Negotiated a severance deal worth in excess of $700,000 on behalf of a pharmaceutical executive.

  • Negotiated employment contracts on behalf of multiple C-Suite executives.

  • Negotiated a six-figure Americans with Disabilities Act case on behalf of an employee.

  • Represented clients successfully at Unemployment Hearings in dozens of cases and obtained reversals of over a dozen unemployment compensation decisions in the past year and a half.

  • Won a wage claim on behalf of an employer and received a full defense verdict upon a bench trial.

  • Obtained a six-figure settlement of an age claim on behalf of an ex-adjuster against a large insurance company.

  • Settled a sexual harassment claim against a major pharmaceutical company in a six-figure settlement.


Mr. Hennessy has almost twenty years of experience practicing as an attorney and ten years teaching law.  He started working for small and large law firms focusing on employment law in the first ten years of his career.  Ten years ago, Mr. Hennessy started Hennessy Law to provide employees and local businesses quality representation in the area of employment law.  Mr. Hennessy has appeared before EEOC, the PHRC, and in courts in well over a thousand employment cases, both on behalf of employers and individual employees.  


Having represented both employers and employees in the past, Mr. Hennessy has gained a unique perspective to assess your case and best protect your interests, whether you’re a part of management, an individual employee, or a former employee. Brendan Hennessy believes in realistic advice and compassionate representation in every case, starting with the first consultation.


Mr. Hennessy has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Employment Law to Villanova University's graduate Human Resources Degree Program since 2011 and has taught Business Law at St. Joseph's University since 2014.  Mr. Hennessy also teaches a class on Employment Law online with American University.  

Mr. Hennessy is a Chester County resident with two kids and wife.  He is a Mountain bike coach and rides with his son on the weekends.  He also watches his son run Cross Country and his daughter ride horses.  Mr. Hennessy has also run marathons and the Broad Street run on multiple occasions.  He most enjoys spending time with the family whether at home, in activities, or at the beach.  


  • Temple School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

    • Juris Doctor degree

  • St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA

    • Bachelor's Degree​

  • Devon Preparatory School, Devon PA​​​

Education Awards:

  • Member, Temple Law Review 

  • Officer, Moot Court Board 

  • Alumni Moot Court Award

  • Kranzel Award for Best Paper (published in the Temple Law Review) in the area of federal law

  • Multiple Excellence in Oral Advocacy Awards

Professional Awards:

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