Fax: (503) 224-3649
222 SW Columbia St., Suite 650
Portland, OR 97201-6615
Areas of Practice
Brian has 20 years of insurance defense litigation experience that has covered a broad and deep range of fact patterns and legal issues. He has received favorable jury verdicts for his clients in Oregon, Washington, and Connecticut with ten jury verdicts in the last seven years. Brian’s practice focuses on defending individuals as well as large corporations in all manner of civil litigation where liability and damages are at issue. His experience is diverse and includes car accidents, crane collapses, sports injuries, butane hash oil explosions, apartment fires, and commercial trucking accidents, to list a few.
Brian takes great pride in his ability to prepare a case for trial and has found that being well prepared for trial generates early resolution opportunities for his clients. Brian is a great listener and is adept at building trust with his clients. He pays close attention to the details and has developed a vast network of experts that he can call upon to help answer the complex questions presented by any given case. Brian’s approach to litigation has proven invaluable to Brian’s clients both in and outside the courtroom.
When Brian is not preparing cases for trial he enjoys biking, hiking, telemark skiing and fly-fishing in the Cascade Mountain Range.
Brian attended Kings College in Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1997.
Brian earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Quinnipiace University School of Law in 2000 and was the recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Work Award” for his advocacy on behalf of indigent criminal defendants during his tenure at the Legal Aid office in New Haven, Connecticut.
Admitted to Practice
- Oregon State Courts (OSB # 042311)
- Washington State Courts (WSBA # 42754)
- United States District Court, Oregon and Washington
- Connecticut State Courts
Professional & Community Activities
Brian is a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and the Multnomah County Bar Association, and is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy (2011).
Brian was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2009 - 2013.