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Brian concentrates his practice in the areas of civil rights, employment law, education, commercial litigation, professional liability, and trucking/motor carrier litigation. Much of his practice entails defending government and law enforcement officials and medical professionals in cases alleging violations of constitutional rights. Brian also has experience defending employers, including educational institutions, in federal and state courts, and in administrative proceedings. He also defends clients in tort litigation, including cases arising from automobile and trucking accidents. Brian also represents businesses in commercial litigation.
Brian has extensive motion practice experience in both state and federal courts and has presented numerous successful motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. Brian has been a guest presenter at the University of Illinois College of Law's Trial Advocacy class.
Prior to law school, Brian worked for five years in campus ministry, where his duties included management of staff and volunteers. Brian began his career with Heyl Royster by clerking in the firm's Urbana office. Following graduation from law school in 2007, Brian joined the firm in the Urbana office as an associate. He became a partner in 2016. During law school, he was a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois College of Law and a member of the University of Illinois Law Review.