Brian is passionate about helping his clients obtain the compensation and justice they deserve. He has been described by his peers as an “exceptionally talented top-tier lawyer,” who is “tenacious,” “hard-working,” and “conscientious.” Brian’s practice includes handling complex wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases arising out of medical negligence, defective products, industrial accidents, commercial trucking accidents, and other cases involving serious wrongdoing. Brian is devoted to helping his clients through some of the most difficult times imaginable — the loss of a loved one or coping with the new realities that accompany life-altering personal injuries. Brian’s compassion for his clients forms the foundation of his practice and provides him an intense motivation to strive to achieve the best possible result for each of them. Brian understands that great legal results can only be obtained through painstaking preparation, study, and determination.
Brian has tried numerous jury trials that have resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Brian has represented clients in both federal and state courts. Brian has appellate experience and has argued before the Supreme Court of Alabama. Brian has also obtained many substantial confidential settlements in tragic cases involving death, brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations, surgical errors, side-effects of prescription drug errors, and other significant personal injuries.
Brian’s courtroom successes and skillful negotiations in complex disputes have earned him recognition by numerous legal organizations and publications. Recently, Brian was selected as an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.
The following are a few of the results Brian has obtained as lead and co-counsel for his clients:
- $140 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of a woman caused by a medical record transcription error and hospital negligence
- $15 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of a woman who died in the hospital recovery room after she was administered an overdose of propofol (anesthesia drug) by an incompetent nurse
- $7 million settlement in a product liability defect case
- $5.9 million settlement arising out of the death of a construction worker
- $4 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
- $3.75 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
- $2.8 million settlement in a Federal Tort Claim case arising out of a motorcycle accident
- $2.4 million jury verdict against Farmers Insurance for fraudulent representations made to a local insurance agent
- $2 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
- $1.79 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who fractured her hip and femur when she fell at a restaurant
Brian serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice as one of three representatives from Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice and the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.
Brian received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his law degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Brian graduated near the top of his law school class, was on the Dean’s list each year, was awarded several academic merit scholarships, and was selected by the school faculty to serve as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow to mentor other law students. Brian was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and Cumberland’s National Trial and Moot Court teams. During law school Brian excelled in mock trial competitions. Among several other awards, he received the Best Speaker Award at the Lone Star National Trial Competition in San Antonio, TX and the Regional Best Advocate Award at the ABA National Appellate Competition in St. Louis, MO. He was selected to The Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy. Brian also earned a Scholar of Merit Award for achieving the highest grade in his medical liability course, as well as multiple awards for the best written legal documents in his legal writing course.
Brian, his wife, Breana, and their four children reside in Fairhope. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in all types of physical fitness and outdoor activities. He is active in promoting the importance of physical fitness and strength training. Brian and his family are members of First Baptist Church Fairhope.