Utilizing meticulous preparation and an open-minded approach in providing innovative and practical guidance to his clients, Brian focuses his practice in the area of insurance coverage/reinsurance, general liability, and commercial litigation.

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Brian uses his knowledge in different fields to implement inventive approaches to complex legal issues. He tackles problems using both established and unconventional methods to obtain a more holistic understanding of how to best support a position. He believes in the importance of clear and open communication with his clients, and as a result builds strong attorney-client relationships.

He began his career as an associate attorney at a Chicago firm where he carried case files from concept through trial and appeal. In addition he argued various motions in state and federal court, including drafting and arguing motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, and has successfully negotiated cases to settlement.

As a graduate of DePaul University, Brian earned his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he received several academic awards and served as an article editor for the Indiana Law Journal. While in law school, Brian interned for Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr. of the Indiana Court of Appeals and Justice Steven H. David of the Indiana Supreme Court.

When not in the office, Brian actively serves as a team leader and mentor for Law Without Walls, where he helps create innovative solutions to real business-of-law challenges with law and business students and renowned experts from around the world. Additionally, Brian enjoys traveling internationally, staying active in sports, backpacking, and camping, and trying different cuisines.

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Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.
  • DePaul University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Publications

  • From Russia with Love: Understanding the Russian Cyber Threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure, 96 Nebraska Law Review 320 (2017) (with Scott J. Shackelford, Michael Sulmeyer, Ben Buchanan, & Amanda N. Craig Deckard)