Judy A. Bruno

Founding Member



Direct Dial: 412-431-7492
Jenny Fessler
Executive Administrative Assistant
Direct Dial: 412-432-2560

With over 27 years in commercial real estate, including financing, development and leasing, Judy Bruno combines her excellent skills as an attorney with those of a business person, giving her a complete understanding of the legal and business impact of any transaction. The idea of attorneys who are not only attorneys but also business resources for their clients is an important one for Judy, and one of the founding principles of Sitko Bruno.

Before forming Sitko Bruno, Judy worked at a large Pittsburgh law firm representing national and regional clients. She later worked for a major financial institution, managing a division of the real estate facilities group and becoming Vice President and Manager of this division. As part of her practice, Judy has represented many national and regional lenders and developers in various real estate transactions.

Judy enjoys being a Pittsburgh native, which is why she chooses to live on Mt. Washington. Being in the city and close to downtown, she takes full advantage of the offerings, including the CLO Broadway Series and sporting events.

She also enjoys traveling, and has taken trips all across Europe and throughout the U.S. She is especially fond of Florida, where she is also licensed to practice law.

University of Pittsburgh School of Education, B.S., magna cum laude, 1981
University of Pittsburgh School of Education, M. Ed., magna cum laude, 1981
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1987

Practice Areas
Real Property Acquisition & Disposition
Commercial Leasing
Development & Construction
Commercial Lending & Finance
Planned & Resort Communities
Workout & Restructuring

Bar Admissions
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Western District of Pennsylvania
State of Florida

The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc. (2017)

Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh (EWC)