Brett M. Woodburn

A portrait of the real estate lawyer Brett M. Woodburn smiling in a blue suit

Seasoned real estate attorney and title agent who brings his experience in real estate and as a corporate attorney to insure that his clients’ goals are met efficiently and effectively.

An experienced real estate attorney and title agent, Brett has extensive experience with negotiating commercial and residential agreements of sale and leases. With his combined experience as a title insurance agent, Brett brings a wide array of knowledge and skills to help buyers, sellers, owners and tenants navigate their transaction, no matter how routine or complex. Brett also served as associate general counsel to the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® from 2000 through 2017, and he continues to represent local associations of REALTORS®, real estate brokerages, teams and individual agents in all aspects of their businesses. Brett’s experience with real estate licensing laws and regulations brings a rare level of experience to his clients who are dealing with licensing matters with the State Real Estate Commission, or certification challenges with the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

Brett also has a strong foundation as a corporate lawyer, which when combined with his litigation background, allows him to offer a very well-rounded perspective to his clients. By using the skills he honed as a litigator, Brett is able to identify potential pitfalls for his clients and help them develop positive solutions for issues before they become major problems. With experience as a litigator, mediator, transaction attorney and corporate lawyer, Brett brings a solution-oriented perspective as counsel for his clients.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an international non-profit organization with providing community based support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism and mental health diagnoses.

  • Represented real estate agents and brokers against licensing and other disciplinary actions brought by the State Real Estate Commission Represented regional real estate investors in the purchase and sale of local hotels

  • Represented local association of REALTORS® analyze and respond to local government efforts with rental ordinances and short term rental ordinances

  • Filed amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs for the case Borough of Duryea v. Charles J. Guarnieri

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Business & Finance

  • Construction

  • Real Estate

  • Real Estate Transactions and Title Insurance

Awards + Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate

  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®

  • Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Affiliate Member of the Year, 2016

  • Skarlatos Award, Dauphin County Young Lawyers, 2012

Professional + Community Affiliations

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, President, 2012

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2005, 2009-2013

  • Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Commercial Council, Board of Directors, 2017-2018

  • James S. Bowman American Inn of Courts, President, 2018-2019

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Board of Directors, 2011-2013, 2014-2016

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2012-Present

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section Chair, 2016

  • Susquehanna Service Dogs Capital Campaign Committee, 2018-Present

  • Licensed Real Estate Instructor, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

  • Keystone Partnership, Board of Directors, 2018 – Present


  • Ohio Northern University (JD)

    • Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review

  • Allegheny College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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

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

  • U.S. Supreme Court