Resolution. As both a litigator and counselor, Brian is in the problem-solving business – whether that means acting as a zealous advocate in court or offering strategic advice on an internal business issue.

His dedication (i.e., his resolve) informs his guidance and his actions. Brian’s litigation practice focuses on complex business disputes, including contract matters, fraud, securities law, shareholder disputes, real estate, financial services, and officer/director liability. He also serves as a private mediator and judge pro tempore. His ADR experience includes formal mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Education:

J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1993

  • Editor, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

B.A., English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 1990

Admissions:

State of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Professional/Community Involvement:

Arizona Educational Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-Present

Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Professional Leadership Group, 2019-2020

Ryan House, Board of Directors, 2016-2018

Keogh Health Connection, Board of Directors, 2008-2017

Awards/Recognition:

Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2021

Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2021

  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona, 2014-2016, 2019-2021

Selected as one of Arizona’s Business Leaders, AZ Business Magazine, 2021

Selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine, 2015, 2017, 2020-2021

Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, “Law Firm of the Year,” Banking & Finance – Litigation, 2017

Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, “Law Firm of the Year,” Real Estate – Litigation, 2017

Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Before Weiss Brown:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Phoenix, AZ (2004-2018)

Kutak Rock, Scottsdale, AZ (1999-2004)

Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission (1994-1999)