Attorney John C. Brzustowicz, a native of Rochester, New York, earned his undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster. His academic interests at Wooster were broad-based, and he graduated with majors in History, English, and Chinese Studies. He served as Class President, was active in Student Government, and founded a successful intercollegiate rugby team at the College.
After earning his degree at Wooster, Mr. Brzustowicz enrolled in the Labor and Industrial Relations program at the Cornell University Graduate School, pursuing a master’s degree. His studies and professional interests led him to enroll at the Case Western University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree. During his years at Case Western Reserve he worked as a law clerk with Peacock Keller, later joining the firm as an associate. He then joined the firm of Sable, Makoroff & Gusky.
In 1991, he decided to open his own law practice, Brzustowicz Law Offices, which eventually evolved into Brzustowicz & Marotta, PC.
While the law remains his primary focus, Attorney Brzustowicz actively pursues many interests. For more than a quarter of a century, he was involved with the Eastman School of Music in his role as personal assistant to Pulitzer Prize winning composer Dr. Howard Hanson. Dr. Hanson, renowned conductor, composer and educator, served as Director of the Eastman School of Music for more than 40 years. Attorney Brzustowicz also was active with the Institute of American Music, handling issues related to copyrights. He led efforts at the Institute to launch a reorganization that resulted in a more effective business model. As part of his ongoing commitment to the future of the Institute, he served as director for three years and served on the Board of Trustees.