Brian represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on construction litigation, mortgage broker litigation, business disputes and breach of contract matters. He has handled a number of cases involving charges under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) physical barriers and access to public accommodations. Brian is experienced in handling federal litigation on the Rocket Docket of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as in state circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. He also has successfully enforced his clients' rights in federal and state court appellate matters as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Brian is the Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Team, which focuses on preserving Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in federal and state court litigation. He is also the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Construction Industry Practice Group.
- Represented intestate heirs in reaching a $4.1 million settlement in a will contest case.
- Represented construction contractors on U.S. Federal government claims.
- Successfully obtained insurance coverage for a construction industry client on a property damage claim.
- Represented property owners and businesses in Americans with Disabilities Act - (ADA) Public Accommodations claims
- Successfully removed an executor from office based upon breach of fiduciary duties and malfeasance.
- Obtained favorable outcomes for commercial property owners, including owners of shopping centers, on a wide variety of claims.
Related Legal Experience:
- Captain, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Virginia Defense Force, Commonwealth of Virginia Dept. of Military Affairs
- Counsel to the Virginia State Guard Association
- University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (J.D., 1991) Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, Managing Editor
- Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts (B.A. in English Literature, magna cum laude, 1983) Harlan Fiske Stone Law Society
- Keck v. Virginia, Docket No. 12-200, ____U.S. _____(U. S. Supreme Court 2012)
- Reynolds Foil, Inc. v. Pai, 2010 U.S. Dist LEXIS 28473 (E.D. Va 2010)
- Epes v. Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., 228 Fed. Appx. 275, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 11946 (4th Cir. 2007)
- Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. v. Standard Security Life Ins. Co., 73 Va. Cir. 441, 2007 Va. Cir. LEXIS 135 (2007)
- Commonwealth Transp. Comm'r v. Ahmed, 2003 Va. Cir. LEXIS 262 (Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Law No. 212942, 2003)
- Capital Hauling, Inc. v. Forbes, 75 Fed.Appx. 170 (4th Cir. 2003)
- Sydnor v. Conseco Finance Servicing Corp., 252 F3d 301 (4th Cir. 2001)
- River Road Shopping Center v. Scott, 259 Va. 87, 523 S.E. 2d 494 (Supreme Court of Virginia 2000)
- Actuarial Benefits & Design v. Virginia Employment Comm., 23 Va. App. 640, 478 S.E. 2d 735 (Virginia Court of Appeals 1996)
- McCray v. Nicholson, 76 F.3d 374 (4th Cir. 1996)
- Hill v. McIntyre, 30 Va. Cir. 163 (1993)
- Virginia State Bar, Construction Law Section
- Virginia State Bar, Military Law Section
- Virginia Creditors Bar Association
- Richmond Bar Association
- Henrico County Bar Association
- Whose Beneficiaries Are They Anyway? Copenhaver v. Rogers and the Attorney's Contract to Prepare a Will in Virginia, University of Richmond Law Review, 24 U. Rich. L. R. 415, 1990
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Alpha Delta Phi
- Acca Shriners, Board of Trustees, benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
- Richmond Civitan Club, Past President