Our People

BRENDAN DILLON

Managing Partner
Email: brendandillon@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Brendan is the Managing Partner of the practice. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1990 he set up the practice in 1993.He has a particular interest in developments in the area of Practice Management.

He has an extensive family law client base having advised clients in relation to separation and divorce matters for many years. He is an accredited Mediator and practices both as a Family Law and Civil and Commercial Mediator. He has also trained in the practice of Collaborative Law.

He also advises owners / managers of small and medium sized businesses in relation to business law / company law matters as well as employment law and commercial litigation. He also advises on a range of sports related matters.

Brendan was Chairman of the Guidance and Ethics Committee of the Law Society for three years between 2013 and 2015 and still serves as a Consultant. He is also a member of the Law Society Family and Child law Committee.

He is also a member of the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association, The Family Lawyers Association and the Irish Commercial Mediators Institute. He is a former Chairman of the F.A.I. League of Ireland between 2002 and 2004 .

PAULINE HORKAN

Partner
Email: paulinehorkan@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Pauline joined the firm in April 2003. She has a degree in Business and Legal Studies and a post-graduate Diploma in Social Policy from University College, Dublin. Pauline has gained experience in a wide range of legal services and provides clients with advice on business law, employment, property, litigation, Wills and probate matters. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her interests include music, aerobics and walking.

LORNA MCARDLE

Solicitor
Email: lornamcardle@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Lorna joined the firm as a Solicitor in June 2015. Lorna obtained an Honours Degree in Law (LL.B) in 2010 and a Masters in Commercial Law (LL.M) from University College Dublin in 2012. In addition to working in Ireland, Lorna has also gained international experience having worked with a law firm in London. She primarily advises clients in all aspects of Property Law, Probate, Estate Planning and Family Law. Through her extensive experience she has developed the necessary skills and sensitivities required, particularly for the areas of Family Law and Probate. Lorna also has strong civil litigation experience and has been involved in highly contentious personal injuries cases. In her spare time she practices Karate and has represented Ireland at many international tournaments. In addition she enjoys hillwalking and is a keen rugby supporter.

Donna Phelan

Solicitor
Email: donnaphelan@dillon.ie

Call: 01 296 06 66

Donna joined the firm in September 2020.  Donna comes with a wealth of experience, having been a Legal Executive for 11 years prior to qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018.  She deals primarily in the area of Litigation and has been involved in many contentious personal injuries cases.  She also has extensive experience and skill in advising clients on Probate, Family Law and Property.  Donna enjoys walking her dogs and running in her free time and is an avid Rugby fan.

Conor White

Solicitor
Email: conorwhite@dillon.ie

Call: 01 296 06 66

Conor joined the firm in November 2020. Conor graduated from NUI Galway in 2013 with a Bachelor of Corporate Law (International) degree and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an LL.M in Innovation, Technology and the Law in 2014. Conor trained in a busy Dublin city centre firm and entered the Roll of Solicitors in 2018. He mainly advises clients in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, commercial law and property law. Conor has a particular interest in Data Protection is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

In his spare time Conor is an avid hurling fan and plays hurling with Clanna Gael Fontenoy in Ringsend.

Sean O’Connell

Solicitor
Email:
 seanoconnell@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Sean who studied law at DIT and the Law Society, qualified in 1995 and then established Gandon Law. He is also a qualified Notary, having being appointed by the Supreme Court on the 16th of March 2005.

Sean’s primary focus is in the area of commercial law particularly commercial property, to include purchase, sales and leasing, and he has significant interests both from a practical perspective and on a professional basis in the commercial property arena. He advises numerous large developers and commercial enterprises with regard to their property-related and general commercial endeavours.

He further stewards a large general practice, encompassing all areas of private client work.

Outside work he is a keen sportsman and fitness enthusiast, with a special interest in GAA, tennis, cycling, gym work and rowing.

Sally-Ann McCoy

Trainee Solicitor
Email:
 SallyAnnMcCoy@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Sally-Ann joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in June 2018. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Masters in Common Law from University College Dublin. Her interests include music, travelling and film.

MICHAELA BYRNE

Client Service Executive
Email:
 info@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Michaela joined Dillon Solicitors in June 2014. She has a Higher National Diploma in Social Care and is working as our client service executive. She has a keen interest in law. Her role involves working with clients at front of house, organising the Solicitors’ diaries and being the friendly voice that greets clients when they contact the office. Her interests include going to the gym and baking.

CARA MCCANN

Legal Executive
Email:
 caramccann@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Cara has been with Dillon Solicitors since September 2002. She qualified as a Legal Executive from Griffith College in 2005 and works primarily with Brendan Dillon. Her interests include going to the cinema and reading.

ÁINE LAMON

Legal Executive
Email:
 ainelamon@dillon.ie 
Call: 01 296 06 66

Áine joined Dillon Solicitors in February 2006 and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2008. She is assistant to Pauline Horkan. Áine co-ordinates the Debt Collection Department within the Firm. Her interests include films and reading.

LYNSEY KEIGHERY

Legal Executive
Email:
 lynseykeighery@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Lynsey began working with Dillon Solicitors in July 2007. Lynsey qualified as a Legal Executive with a Diploma in Legal Studies in 2007 and subsequently obtained a degree in Irish Law from Griffith College in 2009. She works as an assistant to Brendan Dillon. Her interests include music and walking.

MARIA WARD

Legal Executive
Email:
 mariaward@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Maria moved from Murray Sweeney Solicitors with Brendan Dillon in 1993. She was responsible for setting up the office computer system, filing system, client data base etc. and generally assisting Brendan in the new firm. She re-joined back the firm after a few years away, during which time she completed a FETAC Level 5 Course in the Early Childhood Education and Development but always had an interest in Law. At the weekends Maria helps out with an Under 16 Girls Camogie Team and also assist in Fund raising for the Karate Club. She also enjoys travelling and reading.

Justyne Moran

Legal Executive
Email:
 justynemoran@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Justyne joined Dillon Solicitors in November 2016. Justyne has a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) obtained from Dublin City University and received a first research undertaken as part in her final year internship module. Justyne is a Legal Executive in litigation, employment, wills and probate. Her interests include travelling and reading.

Siobhan Buckley

Legal Executive
Email:
 siobhanbuckley@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Siobhán joined Dillon Solicitors in August 2016. Siobhán obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Maynooth University in 2014 and was conferred with the Barrister-at-Law Degree (BL) in 2015. She is also currently a PhD Candidate in Law at Maynooth University. Siobhán works with Brendan Dillon. Her interests include music, swimming and baking.

Chloe Byrne

Legal Assistant
Email:
 officeadmin@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Chloe Byrne joined the firm in October 2018 and has worked for and supported all departments within the firm. Chloe is currently assisting Brendan Dillon and Pauline Horkan the Partners of the firm, working in various areas of Law including Probate, Family Law, Wills and Conveyancing. Chloe’s interests include longs walks with her dog, reading and travelling.

Nina Comer

Legal Assistant
Email:
 ninacascianicomer@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Nina Comer obtained a Bachelor’s degree (LLB) in Law with Criminal Justice from Letterkenny and joined the firm in 2019. She is an assistant to Pauline Horkan in the areas of conveyancing, wills, probate and enduring powers of attorney. Her interests include walking, travelling and music.

Marion O’Reilly

Legal Executive
Email: marionoreilly@dillon.ie

Call: 01 296 06 66

Marion joined the firm in March 2020. She qualified as a Legal Executive from the College of Commerce Rathmines in 1989. She has primarily worked in the area of Family Law since 2010. She also has experience and skills in advising clients on personal injuries, probate and property. She works as an assistant to Brendan Dillon. Her interests include walking, travelling and reading.

JANE O’BRIEN

Office Manger
Email:
 janeobrien@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Jane is the firm’s Office Manager. Her role is to ensure that all administrative structures in the office are in place as well as putting in place best practice processes for the smooth running of the office. Jane is a qualified accounting technician and a member of The Institute of Legal Accountants. She has worked in the accounting and bookkeeping sector for the last twenty years and brings a wealth of experience to Dillon Solicitors.

Nicola Finnegan

Accounts Assistant
Email:
NicolaFinnegan@dillon.ie
Call: 01 296 06 66

Nicola joined Dillon Solicitors in October 2019.  She has worked in the Financial Services sector for 25 years. Her role involves working in the Accounts department assisting the Office Manager.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, her interests include walking and travelling.