Carly Loomis-Gustafson

Area of Emphasis

Carly Loomis-Gustafson is an associate in the Litigation, Employment and Labor, and Mobility, Transport and Safety groups of Babst Calland, where she assists in the litigation of a wide variety of legal matters.


Ms. Loomis-Gustafson graduated cum laude from the Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 2010, earning a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Social Sciences. Additionally, Ms. Loomis-Gustafson worked in the juvenile justice field for the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department in Conroe, Texas for approximately 10 years.

In 2017, Ms. Loomis-Gustafson received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Award Scholarship and the Merit Award Scholarship, and where she received recognition for an exceptional oral argument presentation in her first-year legal writing course.

During law school, Ms. Loomis-Gustafson was a Duquesne Appellate Moot Court Board Member, where she finished as a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition and coached the 2016 West Virginia University Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Ms. Loomis-Gustafson was also the teaching assistant for two legal writing classes, participated in Duquesne’s Urban Development Practicum and Family Law Clinic, and served as a member and team lead of the Duquesne Law Review.

Professionally, Ms. Loomis-Gustafson served as a first-year intern for the Honorable Judge Jill E. Rangos in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, interned with the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and served as a law clerk for the City of Pittsburgh Legal Department. Upon graduation, Ms. Loomis-Gustafson served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable President Judge Fredric Ammerman and the Honorable Judge Paul Cherry in the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas.

Memberships and Affiliations 

Ms. Loomis-Gustafson is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar associations.

  • Author,Adjusting the Bright-Line Age of Accountability Within the Criminal Justice System: Raising the Age of Majority to Age 21 Based on the Conclusions of Scientific Studies Regarding Neurological Development and Culpability of Young-Adult Offenders,” 55 Duq. L. Rev. 221 (2017).