Brian’s practice concentrates on defending insurance companies and their insureds at trial and includes cases involving personal injuries and property damage arising out of car accidents, interstate trucking accidents, premises liability claims and product defect claims.
Brian was admitted to the bar in 2000 and is a member of the Oregon and Washington State and Federal courts. He obtained his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2000. Brian is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy and a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.
Brian worked in the construction trades as a mason and then a carpenter before he decided to embark on a legal career. As a law student and while studying for the bar exam, Brian worked for a general contractor remodeling homes in and around New Haven, Connecticut. Brian’s first job out of law school was with an insurance defense firm in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he achieved his first jury verdicts in favor of his insured clients. In 2007 Brian transferred his experience defending insurance companies and their insureds to Smith Freed Eberhard where he has continued to strengthen his trial advocacy skills and build a multifaceted practice grounded in hard work and dedication to achieving optimal results.