Brian is the Partner-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office and chairs the firm’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group. He focuses his practice on business litigation and transportation law.

Brian resolves difficult legal problems for clients in a diverse range of industries including transportation and logistics, healthcare, business services, higher education, real estate, automotive, manufacturing and retail. He litigates and arbitrates commercial disputes including business torts, trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation, breach of contract, fraud, trade practices, fiduciary duties, statutory claims and negligence claims including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Brian also is a member of Porter Wright’s Crisis Management team and has extensive experience coordinating emergency response protective investigations. 

Transportation and Logistics Industry Counsel
As chair of the firm’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group, Brian represents motor carriers, brokers, third-party logistics providers and high-volume shippers. He counsels clients on contracting practices, operating procedures and regulatory compliance, including the FMCSRs, HMRs, owner-operator lease regulations and PUCO and other state regulations. He also has extensive experience litigating Carmack Amendment claims, broker-shipper-carrier disputes, carrier payment disputes, wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims, and insurance coverage issues arising from transportation incidents.


  • Chicago Kent College of Law  (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Michigan  (B.A., with honors, 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Columbus Region Logistics Council
  • USLAW Network

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition


  • Cincinnati Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty Instructor on trial techniques, July 2022
  • St. Xavier High School Alumni Association