Overview

As an attorney in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, Brian works on a variety of general litigation matters with an emphasis on product liability defense. His proactive approach lends itself to identifying the pivotal issues early in the litigation process, developing a defense strategy, and working toward favorable results for his clients. Brian has considerable experience conducting discovery, including drafting written discovery and taking and defending depositions. He has both drafted and argued a wide array of pre-trial motions and has handled several mediations.

Brian is a thoughtful adviser and zealous advocate for his clients.

  • Experience

    • Obtained favorable settlement for Fortune 500 Company in wrongful-death action regarding catastrophic injury on client’s premises.
    • Represented and negotiated settlement for insured-landlords in wrongful death and survival action brought by tenant.
    • Prepared insureds’ post-trial motion opposing California Department of Forestry’s motion for statutorily-permitted attorneys’ fees, reducing recoverable fees by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2015
      Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Notes Editor
      Black Law Students Association
      Sherman Minton Moot Court: Octo Finalist, Oral Advocacy Honors
    • DePaul University, B.S., Economics, 2012, cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • California
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
        • Citizenship

          Civic and Charitable Memberships

          • GLIDE Memorial Church, San Francisco, Calif., Volunteer