Brenna M. Egan, Esq.
Brenna M. Egan is a Research & Writing Specialist in the Capital Habeas Unit in Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining the CHU, Ms. Egan worked as an Associate Attorney at the esteemed Washington, D.C., litigation firm of Williams & Connolly, LLP. In addition to handling civil cases, she assisted in every stage of trial preparation and strategy through a four-month trial and verdict in a federal death penalty case in the District of Massachusetts. This experience ignited her passion for capital defense work, which led her to return to her native Florida and join the CHU. Before joining the firm, Ms. Egan spent one-year as federal law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Egan attended Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She graduated first in her class, earning the prestigious Francis E. Lucey, S.J. Award for highest academic average. In addition to earning awards in six subjects for best written exam, Ms. Egan worked as an Executive Editor on Volume 101 of The Georgetown Law Journal and as a Legal Research & Writing Fellow training first-year students. She also was a Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition Quarterfinalist in her first-year. While at Georgetown, she represented indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and supervised release violations within the District of Columbia, through the school's Criminal Justice Clinic. During this time, she first-chaired a theft of services trial in D.C. Superior Court and successfully argued a motion for judgment of acquittal on behalf of her client.
Ms. Egan was a National Merit Scholar and attended the University of Central Florida, where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors. Ms. Egan was honored as a member of the Order of the Pegasus Class of 2010, the most significant award a student can attain at UCF. This award recognizes exemplary performance by UCF bachelor's degree students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service. In November 2017, Ms. Egan returned to UCF as a guest lecturer for a class on the death penalty.
- Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center
- Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Central Florida
- Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies, University of Central Florida
- Florida Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida