Brian is a member of the Litigation and Estates and Trusts groups where he focuses his practice on general litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as working with clients with regards to Estate and Trust planning and administration.
Business, Insurance and Litigation
Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked as a litigator for one of the largest insurance defense firms in the entire United States where he handled a wide array of complex litigation, including bad faith claims against insurers, insurance coverage issues, personal injury disputes, and litigation involving municipalities and other public entities. In this capacity, Brian represented both nationwide clients, and local clients spread throughout the South Central Pennsylvania area. Brian draws on his litigation experience to identify potential litigation pitfalls, and develop effective litigation strategies to facilitate the resourceful and consistent advancement of his client’s interests. Brian has successfully litigated a wide range of actions in both State and Federal trial courts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning and Administration
In his estate practice, Brian prepares individualized estate plans designed to preserve and protect clients’ assets not only during their lifetime, but also designed to ensure his clients’ assets eventually pass to the clients’ beneficiaries in a tax-efficient manner. With each client, Brian strives to understand his client’s distinct goals, in order to craft and implement practical estate plans meeting those goals. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian worked as a paralegal where he dealt with the administration of Estates and Trusts with complex Federal and State tax implications, and also handled a high volume of litigation-related estates. During his time in law school, Brian earned the Edward N. Polisher Award for excellence in the fields of Estate Planning and Administration. Brian also clerked for the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section while in law school: the Section of the Attorney General’s Office charged with protecting the public’s interest in property committed to charitable purposes, and that oversees nonprofit corporations generally, including oversight into nonprofit mergers, conversions and acquisitions.
Brian is an active member in both the Dauphin County and Cumberland County Bar Associations. Brian currently serves on the Dauphin County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board as Social Chair, where his responsibilities include organizing the Bar Association’s summer volleyball league comprised of over 300 lawyers, judges, legal staff and other participants. He also frequently performs pro bono services through the Association’s Homeless Outreach Projects.
Presentations & Publications
"Practical Applications of Social Media in and Out of the Courtroom", Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, April 2017.
"Mobile Devices: Don't Let Good Reception be Game Over", presented to the Cumberland County Inn of Court, December 2017.