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Brandon R. Griest
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Brandon R. Griest

Lancaster, PA

Brandon is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He aggressively pursues the interest of his clients and counsels them in navigating the legal system from pre-complaint strategy through successful trial strategy. Brandon’s extensive experience has honed his skills as a prolific litigator. 

In his litigation practice, Brandon is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client, regardless of the size or complexity of the claim. He regularly appears in both state and federal trial courts as well as appellate courts, advocating zealously for his clients. Additionally, when appropriate, Brandon seeks to resolve matters prior to trial and regularly utilizes mediation and arbitration services to aid in resolution.  

Brandon has experience representing: 

  • Businesses (local and international) in contract disputes 
  • Shareholders and business owners in ownership disputes
  • Businesses in employment disputes 
  • Contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction litigation 
  • Property owners in real estate disputes including boundary line disputes, right-of-way and easement disputes, adverse possession, and oil and gas matters 
  • Landlords and tenants in eviction and ejectment matters 

Prior to joining Barley, Brandon worked at a law firm based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he represented clients in various matters with a primary focus on commercial litigation including contract disputes, wrongful termination, unemployment compensation, and uniform commercial code litigation, in addition to real estate litigation including easement disputes, boundary line disputes, landlord-tenant law (commercial and residential), oil and gas ownership and royalty disputes, and construction litigation. In this role, he guided his clients through all stages of the litigation process from initial conferences to trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. Brandon also has experience serving as solicitor for municipalities in addition to regional water and sewer authorities.

A Lancaster County native, Brandon is a graduate of Hempfield High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and obtained his juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law. Outside of the firm, Brandon likes spending time outdoors where he enjoys activities including hiking, kayaking and playing softball. 

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Rotarian of the Year (2022/23) – Williamsport, PA Rotary Club
Brandon R. Griest
  • Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Dickinson College, B.A.
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of PA
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of PA
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of PA
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
Community Involvement
Rotary Club of Lancaster


Lancaster County Historical Society


Health Kids Running Series


Wills for Heroes


Rotary Club of Williamsport

Former Member of Board of Directors and Vice President

Lycoming Law Association

Former Young Lawyers Division Chair

Leadership Lycoming

Class of 2021

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