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Estelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and communications from Juniata College in 1998. While at Juniata, she received the Carroll C. Arnold Award in Communication for outstanding service to the communication field. She was also a member of the women's rugby team.
In 2001, Estelle earned her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law. During law school, she served as Editor-In-Chief of the Widener Law Journal and was elected to the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court. She also worked for a private practitioner in Harrisburg, handling civil rights cases, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joseph H. Kleinfelter, President Judge of Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Following graduation, Estelle served a one-year appellate clerkship in Media, Pennsylvania with the Honorable Joseph T. Doyle, President Judge Emeritus of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
Estelle returned home to Pittsburgh in 2002 and joined the Pittsburgh office of Marshall Dennehey, where she became a shareholder in 2010. Estelle has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2012 through 2016 in the area of Professional Liability.
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008, Workers Compensation; 2012 -2016, Professional Liability
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•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Year Joined Organization
Defense Verdict for Two Police Officers in Excessive Force Case After 12-day Jury Trial
Dec 1, 2017
The plaintiff brought claims of excessive force against one of two police officers and claims of assault and battery against the other officer. The incident in question occurred during a traffic stop. The plaintiff bore a strong resemblance to, and...
Summary Judgment for a Police Officer Accused of Malicious Prosecution
Jan 22, 2016
A municipal police officer received a complaint that an unknown male attempted to lure a 15-year-old female into his car. A day later, the victim and her mother went to the police department and advised the same officer that the victim saw...
Successful Defense of Police Officer Accused of Malicious Prosecution
Oct 8, 2015
Obtained summary judgment for a police officer accused of malicious prosecution. A municipal police officer received a complaint that an unknown male attempted to lure a 15-year-old female into his car. A day later, the victim and her mother went to...
Associations & Memberships
•Allegheny County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) 2013-present
•West Virginia Bar Association
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