Brian was accepted to and attended the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 2016. The Trial Lawyers College was established by legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence to train attorneys who represent people and not insurance companies, the government or large corporations.
Brian has been named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Trucking Trial Lawyers Top 10 and the Irish Legal 100.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys, the outdoors, coaching his sons’ sports teams and working out.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
Indiana – 2006
Illinois – 2007
Colorado – 2019
USDC for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar – 2015
USDC for the Southern District of Indiana – 2017
USDC for the Northern District of Indiana – 2006
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College – 2016
Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, magna cum laude
Valparaiso University – BS, Civil Engineering
Honors & Awards
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers – Indiana
The National Trial Lawyers Trucking – Top 10
2020 Irish Legal 100 Selection
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
American Association for Justice
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Porter County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Verdicts & Settlements
Past results are not an express or implied prediction of future success, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance or case outcome. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation, promise, guarantee or prediction of a similar result in a future case. Each case has many different factors, including different facts and different applications of law. Verdicts may be reduced by comparative fault, contributory negligence or following appeal. Results will always differ on a case-by-case basis.
$2,000,000 for woman who alleged excessive force by law enforcement officer.
$1,085,000 for clients’ injuries and losses arising from van wreck with alleged tire detread and intoxicated driver.
$1,000,000 for client rear-ended by a semi-truck.
$932,000 recovered for our client on outstanding contract claims.
$695,000 for client who suffered hip and low back injuries when a package delivery truck slid through stop sign and struck car.
$600,000 for 66 year old woman who broke her leg in a wreck with a commercial truck.
$550,000 for 39 year old who suffered shoulder injury and broken ribs when commercial delivery truck left interstate.
$550,000 for client injured when a Sheriff’s officer ran a red light and t-boned his truck.
$500,000 for injuries suffered after client’s truck was hit by a dump truck and his original attorneys quit the case.
$500,000 insurance maximum settlement for young child who was bitten by a dog.
$452,500 for losses arising from a carbon monoxide poisoning incident.
$424,814 judgment for landscape company arising from $140,115 owed for materials and services.
$300,000 jury verdict after trial under the FELA for railroad worker injured after an on the job fall in Illinois.
Board Member of Our Greater Good
Flag football, tackle football and youth basketball coach.