Donna Long Brightbill, a graduate of Palmyra High School, has three plus decades of solid experience in both civil law and as a criminal prosecutor.She’s a partner at Long Brightbill, Lebanon, with four other lawyers.
After graduating from Palmyra High School, Donna worked her way through college (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) and Duquesne Law School, graduating 3rd in her class. After graduation, she worked at a large Harrisburg law firm; leaving to become a partner at the Lebanon firm of Siegrist, Koller, Brightbill & Long. She and her partner, Thomas S Long (unrelated), have practiced together for the past 31 years. Currently Long Brightbill firm consists of five lawyers plus staff.
In addition to representing Lebanon area residents in a wide array of civil matters, she served seven years as an assistant district attorney, scoring convictions in important felony cases, twenty as solicitor of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, ten as Lebanon City solicitor, and as solicitor for several other municipal bodies. The Lebanon County Court has appointed her to serve as an arbitrator, special support master, and guardian ad litem, where in custody cases she recommends to the court a plan to promote the best interests of the children.
Donna’s 34 years includes appearances before all levels of state courts. Donna is a true lifetime Republican, first working for the endorsed party candidate in a 1977 District Attorney’s race.
Donna, with her husband, raised and educated 5 boys; one of whom is a law student. Her volunteer activities included advisor, Palmyra High School Youth and Government; solicitor, Palmyra Library; chair, BSA Troop 415 Committee; president, Cedar Crest Soccer Booster Club, plus various other posts associated with Scouts and Cedar Crest Odyssey of The Mind.