Attorneys


Grenen & Birsic, P.C.

Pittsburgh, PA

JAMES F. GRENEN, born Englewood, New Jersey; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.Education:Trinity College (B.A., 1983); University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 1986).Member:Allegheny County (Member, Sections on: Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law), Pennsylvania (Member, Sections on:Banking and Business) and American (Member, Sections on:Banking and Business) Bar Associations.
PRACTICE AREAS:  
Bankruptcy Trials and Commercial Litigation; Bankruptcy Reorganization; Workouts and Creditors Rights; Secured Transactions; Consumer Bankruptcy and Foreclosure; Commercial Foreclosure.
 
 
DANIEL J. BIRSIC, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.Education:Allegheny College (B.S., magna cum laude, 1983, Phi Beta Kappa); University of Pittsburgh (J.D., cum laude, 1986), Phi Beta Kappa. Order of the Coif. Member and Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Commerce, 1984-1985, 1985-1986.Member:Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
PRACTICE AREAS:
 Commercial Bankruptcy; Commercial Loans; Secured Transactions; Commercial Workouts; Creditors Rights and Corporate Law; Consumer Foreclosures and Bankruptcy;  Commercial Foreclosures.
 
JOHN BRIAN JOYCE, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 1990, Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1993, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.Education:Marquette University (B.A., 1987; J.D., 1990).American Inns of Court, Pittsburgh Chapter.Recipient, James G. Fulton Scholarship.Member:Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Sections on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law; Banking and Business Law).
PRACTICE AREAS:  Commercial Litigation and Trials in State and Federal Courts; Bankruptcy Litigation; Commercial Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy Reorganization; Creditors Rights. 

BRIAN B. DUTTON, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 1998, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. Other license: Licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Title Agent. Education:University of Pittsburgh (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995; J.D., 1998).Member: Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Association. 
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial Transactions; Commercial Workouts; Creditors Rights and Corporate Law; Commercial Foreclosures; Consumer Foreclosures and Bankruptcy.
 
 
KRISTINE M. ANTHOU, born New London Connecticut; admitted to bar, 1996, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. Other license: Licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Title Agent. Education:Washington and Jefferson College (B.A., 1993); Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1996); Duquesne University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1996).Member:Allegheny County (Member, Sections on:Commercial Law; Bankruptcy Law; Real Estate Law) and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Womens Bar Association. 
PRACTICE AREAS: Consumer and Commercial Foreclosures; Consumer Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy Reorganizations; Real Estate and Creditors Rights.

MAUREEN A. DOWDborn Chicago, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1985, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2003, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court.  Education:  Quincy College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1982); University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1985), Staff Member and Articles Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, William Kirby Legal Writing Award; Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D., with Distinction, 1999).  Member:  Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Real Estate Section); Executive Women’s Council; Association for Corporate Growth. 
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial Loans; Real Estate and Secured Transactions; Commercial Workouts; Business and Corporate Law

ANDREW G. DITTOE
, born Danbury, Connecticut; admitted to bar, 2007, Pennsylvania. Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.S. 2001); University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 2007).
 
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation

MARY DICE GRENEN 1990, U.S. Supreme Court.Education:Albright College (B.A., 1985); University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 1988).Member:Allegheny County Bar Association.
PRACTICE AREAS:
Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation including contested foreclosures; Federal Civil Litigation.

BRIAN M. KILE, born Williamsport, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 2002, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, and 2004, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Education: Dickinson College (B.A., 1999); University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 2002), Order of the Barristers, Staff Member, Pittsburgh Journal of Technology, Law and Policy. Member: Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. 
PRACTICE AREAS:  Bankruptcy Reorganizations; Creditors Rights, Consumer and Commercial Foreclosures; and Consumer Bankruptcy.
 
JOHN N. McELROY, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 2001, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District  of Pennsylvania, 2002, West Virginia. Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 1997); Duquesne University (J.D. 2001). Member: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Bar Associations. 
PRACTICE AREAS: Foreclosures; Workouts; Bankruptcy; Creditors Rights and Trials in State and Federal Courts.

DAVID W. RAPHAEL
born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 2005, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. Education: La Roche College (B.S. cum laude 2002); Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 2005).Member: Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. 
PRACTICE AREAS: Foreclosures; Workouts; Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights.