Featured Alumni

Bridget Daley, class of 2013

Bridget Daley, L'13

Bridget is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney where she has litigated complex civil matters in federal and state court, including commercial and contractual disputes, oil and gas matters and class-action defense.  Bridget actively pursues pro bono opportunities, such as representing clients in protection-from-abuse cases and in name change matters. She is responsible for helping to select, recruit and coach speakers for events held by TEDxPittsburgh and TEDxPittsburghWomen, which provide a platform to showcase the ideas, individuals and innovations that are redefining Pittsburgh.  Bridget was selected as an emerging leader as part of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative Class XIV in 2016 and a 40 Under 40 Honoree 2019 by Pittsburgh Magazine.

"My views and involvement in giving back to the community began prior to graduation. I believe Duquesne Law helps to instill in its students the important of being community-minded. Upon graduation and passing the bar, I found that my new role and title as an attorney provided me with more opportunities to serve the community. Whether it is using my legal background or not, the focus and efforts should always be on investing in and advocating for others."

Daniel Conlon, clsas of 2014

Daniel Conlon, L'14

Daniel is an attorney at Tucker Arensberg, P.C. where he advises municipalities and local elected officials on a wide range of legal issues.  His practice also includes advising hospitality clients (restaurants, breweries, bars, and hotels).  Daniel serves as the Solicitor for the Borough of Rosslyn Farms and Assistant Solicitor to several other of the firm’s clients.  Born in Chicago but raised in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, he is board chairman of the Latino Community Center and board director of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation.  He was recently honored by Pittsburgh Magazine in their 2019 class of 40 Under 40.

“Duquesne Law equipped me with a solid knowledge of the law and extensive network of colleagues who I can connect with organizations like the Latino Community Center and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation.  The Law School's seal, ‘Salus Populi Suprema Lex’, continues to inspire me to use my legal skills to help the community.”

Judge Elliott Howsie, class of 1998

Elliot Howsie, L'98

Judge Elliot Howsie is a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.  He is formerly the Allegheny County Chief Public Defender, the first African American to hold the position.  A Wilkinsburg, Pa. native, Howsie earned his law degree from Duquesne University in 1998 while juggling two full-time jobs.   He is also an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law, where he teaches and mentors first year law students.  Howsie also serves as Vice President on the Macedonia FACE Board of Directors and previously served on the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board.

“Without the evening program, my trajectory in life may have been dramatically altered.  My financial situation required that I maintain full time employment, so I arrived in law school as a student with few resources and little confidence or direction.  Duquesne Law offered many extracurricular opportunities, and I was fortunate enough to participate in several externship programs.  This experience gave me valuable insight into what it truly meant to practice law.  Because of Duquesne Law School, I have been exposed to countless diverse experiences that have allowed me to have an incredible legal career.”