Brielle’s practice focuses exclusively on complex medical negligence and personal injury litigation, which has grown from a desire to help those victimized by the negligence of others. She believes that the best way to zealously represent her clients is to truly get to know them – that way she can effectively translate their suffering during the most vulnerable time in their lives. Her clients describe her as passionate, professional, patient and kind. “Her hard work and dedication to my case has now literally changed my life,” one client wrote. “She did so with a dynamism and dedication one rarely sees,” wrote another.
Brielle has successfully litigated cases to verdict in both bench and jury trials across the state. Brielle has been featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Largest Verdicts” for her work alongside Jonathan Petty in 2017 (#5) and 2021 (#3). She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the area of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice since 2019. Brielle joined the firm as an associate in 2015 and was promoted to partner in 2022.
Brielle is very active in the legal community. She has served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association since 2018 in various leadership roles. She also volunteers her time to the Virginia State Bar, serving as Chair of the Disciplinary Board Third District Sub-Committee, Section II. Brielle is frequently invited to present at legal seminars on the topics of technology, ethics and preparing for trial.
A native of New Jersey, Brielle graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minor concentrations in medical humanities and leadership studies. Brielle went on to earn her law degree at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, where she served as chief justice of the Honor Council, president of the Medical-Legal Partnership of Richmond, magister of the Madison Inn of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and manuscripts editor of the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. Since graduating law school, Brielle has given back to her alma mater as an advocate for victims of sexual assault through the Title IX process.
When she is not zealously representing clients in the courtroom, Brielle can be found chasing her toddler. She lives in the West End with her husband Alex, young son and golden retriever.
Awards and Recognition
- Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, 2019-present
- American Bar Association Fellow, 2020
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff, 2020
- T.C. Williams School of Law, Chief Justice of the Honor Council, University of Richmond,
- Medical-Legal Partnership of Richmond, President
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Magister of the Madison Inn
- Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, Manuscripts Editor
- Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2017, (#5), as published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly
- Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2021, #3 ($3 million), as published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly
- 90 Days Out – The Trial Prep Checklist You Need Now, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advocacy Seminar, October 2021
- Non-Economic Verdicts in the Face of COVID: Virginia Lessons, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Non-Economic Damages Retreat, May 2021
- Legal Ethics in the Digital Age, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Seminar, November 2019
- Cell Phone Evidence,Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Auto Retreat, July 2019
- The Ethics of Technology and the Law, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Premises Liability Retreat, January 2019
- Making Technology Work for You: Using Trial Presentation Software to Save Money and Take Your Practice to the Next Level, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Women's Caucus, December 2017
- Virginia State Bar
- Third District Disciplinary Committee
- Virginia Bar Association
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Governors
- Membership Committee, Co-Chair
- Women’s Caucus, Chair-Elect
- Young Trial Lawyers Leadership Committee, Past Chair
- Richmond Bar Association
- Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
- Membership Committee
- Law Student Mentor
- American Association for Justice(AAJ)