Phil Petrina is a member of the Intellectual Property Group who assists clients with trademark, branding, and licensing advice from applications through prosecution and litigation.

What does Phil do for Clients?
A sample of services Phil provides clients includes:

  • Build, protect, and defend clients’ branding and trademarks
  • Draft commercial contracts and negotiate and secure business contracts necessary to the successful operation of businesses
  • Participate in intellectual property litigation to resolve related disputes
  • Assist clients with contests and sweepstakes matters and name, image, and likeness-related issues

Prior to joining McNees, Phil was a judicial intern with Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Edward Marsico, where he assisted in the drafting of judicial orders and opinions, completed legal research, drafted legal memos, and read pleadings and briefs.

Phil, a former McNees clerk, was also a general practice and civil litigation law clerk for three area firms, working across the litigation, criminal law, real estate, municipal law, business, contracts, and wills, trusts, and estates disciplines. He additionally interpreted executive orders in 48 states amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure company compliance.

How does Phil spend his free time?
When he is not practicing law, Phil is a PIAA Football official in the fall and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


Dickinson College, B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude*3+3 Law, Four-year student athlete (football), Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society, Economics Major Committee

Penn State Dickinson Law, J.D., President, Student Bar Association, Moot Court Board, Published Writer for PSU Dickinson Law’s Inside Entrepreneurship Legal Blog


Dauphin County Bar Association

Leadership Council Advisory Board Member, Dickinson Law

Pennsylvania Bar Association

PIAA Football Official


Centennial Conference All-Academic Team Selection

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Law Scholarship

John Dickinson and Hall Foundation Scholar

Lee Popp Service Award Winner, Dickinson Law

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