“A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.” ~ Dorothea Brande

Areas Of Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Star, 2004 & 2011, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • Wisconsin, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2002


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1999
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    • B.S. – 1996
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business
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Brian plays an active role in the firm’s Civil & Commercial Litigation Practice Area.  In addition to providing representation in general civil litigation, Brian regularly assists clients with disputes involving contracts, probate law, real estate law and construction law.

Brian counsels and represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners and engineers regarding all aspects of public and private construction.  Brian also represents heirs and personal representatives in probate proceedings. Brian has trial experience and has represented numerous clients at mediations, arbitrations, court trials and motion hearings.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Estate Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Published Works

  • Construction Defects: Avoid Common Pitfalls that Affect Your Ability to Recover Damages, April, 2012

Representative Cases

  • KGM Contrs., Inc. v. Cass County, 2006 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 626, 2006, Minn. Ct. App.
  • Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure, Ramsey County Bar Association, 2009 to 2009
  • Resolving Problems & Disputes on Constr. Projects, NBI, 2007 to 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, Member
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce