D. Renee Brunett focuses her practice on litigation matters. She has experience defending civil False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, including FCA retaliation claims, and conducting internal investigations on behalf of defense contractors and corporations.
Renee has prepared presentations to and participated in settlement discussions with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding civil and criminal declinations, achieving favorable outcomes for clients.
Additionally, her experience includes conducting witness interviews and meetings with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), as well as responding to government inquiries, such as Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) subpoenas.
Committed to volunteer and pro bono work, Renee served as second chair on brief and at oral argument for a federal habeas appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also volunteers on a monthly basis at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School as part of the Adopt-A-Class program.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked at firms in Cincinnati and Tennessee, along with serving as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio.
She also served as a courtroom clerk for Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway in Nashville, Tennessee, and, prior to that, volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and with the Foster Care Review Board.
Renee authored the “Children Entering School” chapter for a relative caregiver resource book published in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic.
A history buff, Renee was one of 20 students selected for a WWII history scholarship called the Normandy Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee. She also studied military history as part of Austin Peay State University’s first military history Master of Arts program, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
- University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016)
- University of Tennessee (B.A., 1999)
Bar Admissions : Ohio
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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