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Jillian is a bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney who provides clients with attentive representation that keeps their budgets and business goals in mind. She concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, creditors’ rights, commercial and consumer foreclosure, commercial litigation and loan workouts.

During her career, Jillian has handled asset sales, debtor-in-possession financing, the assumption and rejection of leases and executory contracts, and preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

Jillian focuses her practice on representing:

  • Creditors
  • Distressed Corporations
  • Creditors’ committees
  • Equipment lessors
  • Financial institutions
  • Public utilities
  • Commercial landlords and tenants

Jillian also has experience litigating actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act.

Jillian frequently serves as counsel for lenders and receivers in receivership proceedings in both the state and federal courts.

Other Info About Jillian


Legal Work Highlights

Litigation counsel for national residential mortgage servicer

Bankruptcy counsel for several national banking institutions

Bankruptcy counsel for national auto financing lenders

Litigation counsel for private equity funds


Law School

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
International Law Society

Undergraduate School

University of Pittsburgh, B.A.


Jillian served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

The Honorable Shad Connelly, Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Bar Memberships

Jillian is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Jillian is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Local & National Recognition

Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, 2015-2020

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Member

International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Board Member

Turn Around Management Association, Board Member

Major Publications

Jillian is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Journal of Corporate Renewal, October 2019

January 2019

“UCC Battle of the Forms: How to Minimize Contractual Disputes Using Sales Order Acknowledgements”, Iron & Steel Technology

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