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Brandy Ringer is an associate in the Litigation Services Department. Her practice encompasses all aspects of general commercial litigation, with experience in product liability, aviation law, contractual litigation, internal investigations, and appellate litigation.

Ms. Ringer’s commercial litigation practice includes assisting in the representation of various regional, national, and multinational corporate clients. In her aviation practice, she represents manufacturers and suppliers in litigation stemming from aviation accidents. As a member of a national coordinating counsel team for heavy equipment and vehicle manufacturers, she assists with the defense of hundreds of asbestos product liability cases throughout the country. She has experience in all facets of litigation, including drafting pleadings, facilitating pre-trial discovery, taking plaintiff and fact witness depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, and participating in trial preparation, trial, and settlement negotiations. She also has experience briefing appeals in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, and Supreme Court; the Third Circuit; and the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to joining Schnader, Ms. Ringer served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christine L. Donohue at both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. As a judicial law clerk, Ms. Ringer worked on a wide array of matters and issues of first impression that came before the appellate courts, including complex civil actions, criminal matters, employment disputes, and family law issues.

Community & Pro Bono

  • Currently assisting in the defense of an individual in a criminal matter with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • Board Member – Neighborhood Learning Alliance


  • University of Pittsburgh School of LawJ.D.2013
  • University of PittsburghB.A.Political Science and Philosophymagna cum laude2010

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Honorable Christine L. Donohue, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017
  • Honorable Christine L. Donohue, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2014-2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Secretary, Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (PLDIC) Young Professional Advisory Board

Other Distinctions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Appellate Practice, 2021-23
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Lead Executive Editor
  • Listed in “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2022*

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Representative Matters

  • Assisted with dismissals of product liability actions brought against automotive and vehicle equipment manufacturers.
  • Assists in the defense of aviation manufacturers in claims stemming from aviation accidents.
  • Member of a trial team in a cost-recovery action under CERCLA and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.