Brian understands that defense lawyers and insurance adjustors are keenly aware of which plaintiff's lawyers will take their case to trial and which will not.

For that reason, he prepares each case for trial as expeditiously as circumstances allow. His preparedness took him from Memphis, Tennessee, to graduate from his undergraduate program with the highest distinction, and to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination before attending law school. During his legal studies, Brian was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and graduated in the top third of his class.

Following graduation from law school, Brian returned to Memphis, where he clerked for the Honorable Julia S. Gibbons on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. At the conclusion of his clerkship, Brian joined a large firm in Memphis before joining Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C., a noted, high-profile criminal defense firm. There, he gained invaluable trial experience, cross-examining literally hundreds of police officers and complaining witnesses, and trying three capital murder cases to verdict.

Following his tenure at the criminal defense firm, Brian moved to Paducah, Kentucky and formed his own firm. Since then, Brian has focused his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases, representing exclusively the injured party or estate of the deceased. Within his personal injury practice, he has developed an extensive Jones Act and general maritime practice representing injured Jones Act seamen, including deckhands, mates, engineers, cooks, pilots and captains who work on the inland rivers of the United States. Brian has also represented numerous individuals who were injured in related employment on navigable waterways and pleasure boat excursions.

Over his career, Brian has tried numerous cases to verdict, both in state and federal court, achieving multiple seven figure recoveries for clients. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Science (Accounting), with highest distinction