Brianne Henninger

Co-Founder of Heckenbach Malara P.C.

Associate Attorney

Personal Note

Brianne Henninger brings nearly a decade of legal experience to Heckenbach Malara P.C. Brianne has dedicated her career to family law, and in the process, she has cultivated a long history of counseling people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. She takes pride in knowing she helps her clients – not only through the complex legal process, but also through the major life transitions they make while she is representing them. By ensuring that her clients feel comfortable throughout the process of their divorce and/or custody battle, she facilitates the trust and teamwork necessary to get the best results. A native of Pennsylvania, Brianne graduated magna cum laude from Widener University in 2012, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

While the majority of her career has focused on family law, she also has experience in defending clients accused of misdemeanor criminal charges and DUIs, as well as simple estate planning. Brianne works hard to settle cases outside of court, but also will not hesitate to step into the courtroom and litigate with confidence and passion.

From humble beginnings, Brianne knows the importance of helping others less fortunate than her. She currently volunteers at Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Family Law Court Program. In law school, she volunteered at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, and drafted Wills and Powers of Attorney for first responders.

Brianne’s professional strengths include her writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to communicate effectively – both with her clients and to opposing parties. She understands that each case is different, and subsequently crafts her legal approach to every case according to her client’s needs.

When Brianne is not working on behalf of her clients, she likes to travel, hike and camp throughout the Rocky Mountains, and cook and eat a variety of cuisines. She also loves to spend time with her family, friends, and adorable cats.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Criminal

Wills / Probate

  • Divorce
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Paternity
  • Juvenile / DNN
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Same Sex / Cohabitation Issues
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Dependency & Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Emergency Motions: Suspend Parenting Time
  • Non-Parent Rights
  • Protection Orders
  • Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Contempt / Enforcement
  • Interstate / International Jurisdiction
  • Parental RElinquishment / Termination
  • Rights of Unmarried Parents
  • Rights of Cohabitants (Partition / Replevin)
  • Appeals (Family / Domestic)
  • DUI Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Medical Durable Power of Attorney
  • Financial Durable Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Probate / Estate Finalization
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Colorado (2015)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  1. American Bar Association
  2. Colorado Bar Association
  3. Denver Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Certificate (2019)

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE [J.D – 2012]
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA [B.A – 2008]
    • Honors: Criminal Justice Honors Society

Pro Bono Activities

  1. Volunteer at Metro Volunteer Lawyer (2018-2020)
  2. Volunteer at Colorado Bar Associations High School Mock Trials     

Past Employment Positions

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