Overview

Brad is partner in Porter Wright’s Litigation Department and chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He represents clients in appeals, original actions and complex commercial litigation.

After graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law, Brad clerked in the chambers of former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Deborah L. Cook (now United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit). Since joining the firm in 2001, Brad has focused on appellate practice, public utilities law and commercial litigation.

Due to his clerkship at the Ohio Supreme Court, Brad participates in many of the firm’s cases pending there, assisting co-counsel with jurisdictional memoranda, merit briefs, original actions and preparations for oral argument.

Brad has assisted electric utilities in rate cases, in their siting of new transmission capacity, and in major environmental enforcement actions.

In addition, Brad has assisted oil and gas clients in appeals before the Supreme Court of Ohio and in matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Brad also advises wireless telecommunications carriers on new cell site deployment to build out legacy and state-of-the-art wireless technologies. This includes administrative permitting proceedings, zoning and rights-of-way disputes, and litigation in federal courts arising under applicable federal laws.

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law  (J.D., 1999)
  • Kenyon College  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Appellate Advocacy Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2009, 2011-2012

Community

  • Maple Grove United Methodist Church Finance Committee, NewSong Choir