Brian Panella

Brian J. Panella

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Parental Rights and Children and Youth


Brian Panella is a Lehigh Valley native and a graduate of DeSales University and Widener University School of Law. Mr. Panella has been practicing law in the Lehigh Valley since graduating from law school in 2016.

First starting as an intern while still in law school, Mr. Panella has spent his entire legal career with Goudsouzian & Associates. While with Goudsouzian & Associates, Mr. Panella has handled a wide variety of matters, including contract disputes, landlord and housing matters, and criminal defense.

Additionally, Mr. Panella has been appointed by the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas to serve as the Special Hearing Custody Master. As the County Custody Master, Mr. Panella serves as a mediator for parents, grandparents, guardians, and other involved individuals arguing over the custody of a minor child. Mr. Panella also works closely with the Northampton County Agency of Children, Youth, and Family services to ensure the mental and physical well-being of all local families.

Brian lives locally, and enjoys attending as many community events as possible.



  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • DeSales University

    Pro-Bono Activities

    • Northampton County Agency of Children, Youth, and Family services

    Past Positions

    • Northampton County Court of Common Pleas, Special Hearing Custody Master