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Triston Chase O’Savio concentrates his practice on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, with notable experience representing individuals and companies in white collar defense cases. Triston is actively involved in pro bono legal work, and litigates federal pro bono appeals as a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel within the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Triston previously practiced with a prominent international Am Law 100 law firm, served as an associate at a Harrisburg based law firm, a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable James M. Munley of the U.S. District Court... for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and an appellate judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jack A. Panella of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Chase also previously held an externship with the Federal Public Defenders Office Middle District of Pennsylvania, clerkship with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and internships with Independence Blue Cross and the National Bar Association.

Triston previously served as an adjunct professor of law for legal writing at his alma mater, the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Triston also served as a legal writing instructor for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s (“CLEO”) six-week Summer Institute, a pre-law program and a national nonprofit organization founded in 1968 designed to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. Additionally, he was an Op-Ed contributor for Penn Live and has published multiple articles with topics ranging from civil rights to employment related issues.

During law school, Triston served as the president of the Dickinson Law Moot Court Board and was a founder of Dickinson Law’s O’Savio Moot Court Competition. He also served as team captain of Dickinson Law’s National Trial Team, and received multiple academic scholarships and awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Intellectual Property Law.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch 2023
  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Joseph T. McDonald Scholarship Award Recipient (Awarded to a 3L who exhibited excellence in the DickinsonLaw trial advocacy program)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Awarded to the student who scored the highest on a law school examination- Intellectual Property Law)


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia State Courts
  • Maryland State Courts
  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals

Outside of Work

  • National Basketball Association
  • Running
  • Cooking
  • Frisby Golf
  • Lifting Weights
  • Playing Basketball

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.