Brian serves as the Chair of the Automotive/Motorsport Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Law Practice Group.
In his personal and professional life, Brian has a passion for all things automotive and motorsport. Whether it’s classic muscle or collector cars, the NHRA, corporate sponsorship, or the companies that supply aftermarket high-performance parts, Brian is an enthusiast and understands the industry. Brian has experience with drafting contracts, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and employment agreements. He also represents clients in complex litigation and helps them navigate thru regulatory matters across the country.
When not helping his private sector clients, Brian works equally as hard in the public sector. He serves as Law Director for the City of Pataskala, Legal Advisor for Washington Township, and as Solicitor for a number of municipalities, including the Villages of Shawnee Hills, Greenfield, Thurston, Kirkersville, Thornville, Glenford, Brice, South Salem, Russells Point, and Bremen. And, he has been retained as special counsel by the Cities of Upper Arlington, Gahanna, Groveport, Newark, and Sandusky. Brian has skillfully handled legal matters in the areas of municipal contracts, water and sanitary sewer agreements, zoning and land use, annexation, eminent domain, public meetings and public records law, administrative appeals, Mayor’s Court and municipal court prosecution, police liability, as well as Section 1983 and state tort litigation.
As a litigator, Brian has tried numerous state and federal bench and jury trials and has appeared before several administrative agencies, including the PUCO, the Board of Tax Appeals, and the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing. He has argued numerous appeals before the Tenth District and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.
Within the Firm, Brian is a member of multiple committees including, Management Committee, Marketing Committee, Associate Development Committee and Lateral Hiring Committee.