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Leo Mcelligott Stepanian, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania, 1958; United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court Washington. Recipient United States News and World Report award; named American Legionaire of Year, 1986.


Stepanian, Leo Mcelligott was born on November 12, 1929 in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Steven A. and Edith Marion (McElligott) Stepanian.


Bachelor cum laude, Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Pittsburgh Law School, 1955. Juris Doctor, 1968.


Worked at Stepanian & Muscatello (Butler, Pennsylvania) specializing in General Civil, Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts, Environmental and Natural Resources, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability, Trusts and Probate, Corporation, Municipal and Real Estate Law. Admitted to the bar, 1958, Pennsylvania. 1959, United States. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.

1980, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. 1983, United States. Supreme Court. Delta Theta Phi. Recipient, United States.

News & World Report Award, 1955. Editor, Butler County Legal Journal, 1966—. Trustee, Slippery Rock State College, 1974-1980.

Member: Butler County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Military: With United States. Army, 1955-1958

The firm was formerly Brydon, Stepanian & Muscatello.

Mr. Brydon became a Judge in 1982. The firm was originally founded in 1974 and represents individuals, corporations, and businesses throughout Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Beaver and Armstrong Counties, but is not limited to these areas. The firm's uniqueness is in its broad expansive practice experience while rendering personalized service to their individual and corporate clients.

The firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under Insurance Defense and Municipal and Zoning.


Co-founder Pennsylvania Bar Association Section of County Legal Journals. Board directors St. Fidelis College With United States Army, 1955-1958. Member Butler Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Dirken Ritzert Post of America Legion, Chicora Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pennsylvania Bar Association (professionalism committee, judicial evaluation committee), Golden Tornado Foundation (steering committee).


  • Other Interests

    Boating, travel, gardening, sports.


Married December 26, 1953 (divorced 1980). Children: Leo II, Leanne, Joshua, Jonathan.