About Our Firm
Levine Law's founding derives from its predecessor,
Levine & Levine, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, a law firm
established in New Castle, PA by Gilbert D. Levine in 1939. Gilbert
remained with his firm from its founding until his death in 1988.
His son, Norman A. Levine, joined the firm in 1971, took over the
firm in 1988, and remained with the firm until his death in 2005.
Today, Levine Law, founded by Norman's son, Brian
F. Levine, strives to carry on the principles, ethics, and commitment
to clients that have been a guiding force since his grandfather
opened his doors in 1939.
Brian F. Levine, Esq.
of Levine Law, Mr. Levine founded the law firm in 2007 after
undertaking judicial clerkships with trial court judges from the
Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas from 2005-2006. He has also
gained experience as a court-appointed criminal attorney for
Lawrence County and Butler County Courts of Common Pleas where he
has represented over 500 criminal clients. Mr. Levine has conducted
legal seminars on estate planning and business planning for various
nursing homes, businesses, and organizations located throughout
Pennsylvania. He has taught CLE (continuing legal education) classes
to other attorneys and insurance agents throughout Pennsylvania
concerning title insurance and real estate closings. In his private
practice, he utilizes an entrepreneurial, cut-edge approach to
lawyering. Other attorneys and business professionals enjoy working
with Mr. Levine due to his good will, common sense, and direct
Mr. Levine, a third generation attorney, is a member of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property Trust and Probate
section; Lawrence County Bar Association; and Lawrence County Board
of Arbitrators. Brian received his J.D. from West Virginia
University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (2002-2005), and was an
active and honored member of Moot Court. He graduated with high
honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1998-2002).
Jessica F. Levine, Esq.
Jessica F. Levine joined Levine Law in 2010 and
currently assists the firm in legal and business matters. Ms. Levine
is a transactional attorney who specializes in contract drafting,
negotiation, and administration. She has gained corporate legal and
business experience in the sports, entertainment, and media
industries, specifically when working for MTV Networks, Mandalay
Baseball Properties, LLC, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, University of
Pittsburgh Athletics, Eclipse Law Corporation, Williams and
Connolly, LLP, and currently the Staten Island Yankees.
Particularly, she has prepared contracts pertaining to employment,
sponsorship, advertising, finance, budget, sale, lease, record,
publishing, and license agreements. Ms. Levine has the legal knowledge to address and
resolve issues involving intellectual property (copyright and
trademark), risk management, invasions of privacy, and defamation. She
also works and collaborates with the staff in New York,
California, and Pennsylvania to assist in Estate Administration, Estate Planning,
Business Planning, and Real Estate matters.
Admitted to practice law in New York State, Ms.
Levine received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School
in Los Angeles, CA in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree
and graduated with honors from Indiana University, Bloomington
in 2004. In 2000, she was selected to the Pennsylvania All-State
Team as an honorary high school athlete in both tennis and
Robert J. Bahret,
Robert J. Bahret acts as Michigan and Ohio Of-Counsel for Levine Law
where he assists in Estate Planning and Administration, Business
Planning, and Real Estate matters. Mr. Bahret was born in Dayton, Ohio, on October 14, 1953. He
was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1980 and the Michigan Bar in 1982.
Mr. Bahret received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in
1975 and his J.D. from the University of Toledo in 1979. Prior to
practicing law, Mr. Bahret served as Law Clerk to the Honorable
Peter M. Handwork on the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. He is a
member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association
(serving on the Fee Arbitration committee), Ohio State Bar
Association, State Bar of Michigan, Ohio Association of Civil Trial
Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Toledo Claims Association,
and Council on Litigation Management. The National Board of Trial
Advocacy certifies him as a Civil Trial Specialist. He is also a
licensed private pilot.
Whitney A. Drechsler, Esq.
Whitney A. Drechsler acts as California Of-Counsel for Levine Law
where she assists in Estate Planning and Sports, Entertainment,
Media matters. Ms. Drechsler is presently an Associate Attorney at
Gustafson and Associates in Irvine, CA where she provides legal
counsel in Estate Planning. Ms. Drechsler has acquired substantial
legal experience in contract law, intellectual property, tax, and
finance. She also provides legal consultation and representation for
artists, musicians, athletes, authors, and actors with a special
interest in Art and Music Law.
Ms. Drechsler is currently pursuing a LL.M. degree as a full
scholarship recipient at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San
Diego, CA. She also received a J.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson
School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2010. She earned a
B.B.A. degree at the University of Miami, School of Business in