Team

Meet Brian

Brian’s legal practice combines his talent for critical analysis and attention to detail with his passion for helping families and children.

Before becoming a lawyer, Brian was both an educator and a caseworker in the mental health field. His experiences representing abused and neglected children as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate taught him the importance of supporting parents through difficult times while focusing on protecting the innocent. Brian puts those lessons to good use in his family law practice, helping parents and married couples with paternity proceedings, adoptions, prenuptial agreements, divorce, child support, guardianships, and custody matters. Brian continues to serve the community as a CASA, and also represents children and seniors as a Guardian ad Litem, helping the courts to assess children’s (and sometimes seniors’) best interests.

Brian’s advocacy skills also serve him well in his general litigation practice. Brian represents businesses and individuals in contractual disputes, landlord/tenant issues, collection matters, personal injury claims, and wrongful death suits.

Education

Professional Credentials:

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, 2006
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Experience

Bar Admissions: 

  • Indiana, 2006
  • Michigan, 2007
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Areas of Practice:

  • Appeals
  • Collections
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Dissolution of Marriage Rights
  • Guardianship
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Separation
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Paternity
  • Pre Nuptial Agreements

Affiliations

Bar Associations:

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Associations:

  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court
  • Samaritan Counseling Center, former Vice-President and President of the Board of Directors
  • CASA Program of St. Joseph County, Volunteer