Accomplished litigator representing clients in state and federal courts in professional liability, commercial litigation and class action matters
Brian is a seasoned litigation attorney representing clients of all sizes- from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies- in complex litigation matters. He has guided clients through all stages of the litigation process, including trials and arbitrations in both state and federal courts and before multiple administrative agencies throughout the country. Brian has focused experience in cases involving professional liability and breach of contract claims in the design and construction industries and has represented clients in class action proceedings under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Fair Housing Act. Brian has also represented clients in civil rights proceedings, labor and employment and product liability matters.
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance – Product Liability Committee
- J.D., cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2011
- B.A., Political Science, Miami University of Ohio, 2008
- B.S., Business Economics, Departmental Honors, Miami University of Ohio, 2008
- U.S. District Court, Illinois Northern Central and Southern Districts
- Challenging Personal Jurisdiction, The Transportation Lawyer, Vol. 16, No. 3, December 2014.
Experience & Expertise
- Obtained dismissal of third-party claims for contribution and breach of contract brought by a company against a staffing agency, when the agencies employees brought a claim alleging the company and its payroll provider used fingerprint- based time clocks without complying with notice and consent provisions of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). The trial court granted a motion to dismiss.
- Resolved class action claim against energy provider alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act arising out of claims that the energy provider’s marketing vendor placed calls to persons on the do not call registry.
- Resolved competing breach of contract claims between accounting firm and software developer arising out of account firm’s termination of contract for development of digital document archiving system on alleged delays in development process.
- Defeated plaintiff’s motion for class certification in suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act based on garnishments of bank accounts where the defendant used outdated statutory exemption claim forms. The trial court agreed that the differences between the outdated exemption claim forms and the current forms were immaterial and that individual issues between class members and the named Plaintiff defeated commonalty, typicality, and adequacy of representation.