Overview

Brian is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department where he focuses his practice on transportation law and complex commercial litigation. He chairs the firm’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group.

Brian has served as lead counsel in a wide range of litigation matters in state and federal courts. He represents clients in a diverse range of industries including IT services, blockchain and cryptocurrency, transportation and logistics, construction, higher education, retail, hospitality and precision manufacturing. He litigates, mediates and arbitrates commercial disputes and handles individual and class action claims including Consumer Sales Practices Act claims, warranty claims, non-compete enforcement and defense, construction disputes, premises owner/operator liability matters, wrongful death and catastrophic injury.

In his transportation practice Brian represents international and domestic carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, third-party logistics providers and shippers in a wide variety of commercial, liability and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience litigating Carmack Amendment claims and related broker-shipper-carrier disputes including those involving trade secrets and other confidential business information. He advises transportation industry clients on licensure, regulatory compliance, contracting practices and operating procedures. He also frequently litigates cargo and liability insurance coverage disputes arising from freight claims and other transportation incidents. Brian is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Transportation Law.

Brian also brings a unique background to Porter Wright’s Crisis Management team. He has years of experience coordinating emergency response protective investigations and crisis management strategies for transportation and industrial incidents.

Education

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

  • Tri-State Transportation and Logistics Council
  • Columbus Region Logistics Council
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • USLAW Network

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Transportation Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, 2011, 2014-2016

Community

  • St. Xavier High School Alumni Association