Brian focuses his practice on assisting clients with matters involving state and federal litigation, including complex commercial disputes, insurance defense, and personal injury. Prior to joining Fraser Stryker, Brian was a law clerk to the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief U.S. District Judge for the District of Nebraska.

Brian graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, High Distinction, where he was the 2015 Theodore Sorensen Fellow and an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review. In law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers.

In the community, Brian coaches the mock trial program at Omaha Central High School. He is also an avid classical musician and directs an ensemble specializing in baroque and renaissance music.

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition—Sydney Perlstadt Award (2015)

  • Nebraska Law Review—Executive Editor (2013-2015)

  • University of Nebraska College of Law—Theodore C. Sorensen Fellow (2015)

  • University of Nebraska College of Law—Order of the Coif (2015)

  • University of Nebraska College of Law—Order of the Barristers (2015).

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction—
    Constitutional Law, Criminal Sanctions Seminar, Secured Transactions, and Trial Advocacy

  • University of Nebraska College of Law—Trial Team Member (2015)

  • American Board of Trial Advocates—Trial Advocacy Award (2014)

Presentations and Publications

  • “Make-Whole Relief: Non-Economic Loss, Punitive Damages & Back-Pay Availability Under ERISA § 502(a)(3) in the Wake of Cigna Corp. v. Amara,” Benefits Law Journal, volume 29, issue 2 (2016)

  • “A Legal-Conceptual Framework of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Fewer Opportunities for Rehabilitation for Public School Students,” Note, Nebraska Law Review, volume 94, issue 3 (2016)

  • J.P. ex rel. A.P. v. Millard Public Schools, 285 Neb. 890 (2013): A Limit on School Authority and What it Means for Students’ Fourth Amendment Rights in Nebraska,” Note, Nebraska Law Review, volume 93, issue 4 (2015)

 

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association (2015-present)

  • Omaha Bar Association (2015-present)

  • Judicial Clerkships
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, (2015-2018)

Other

  • Temple Israel—Social Justice Committee (2017-present)

  • Omaha Central High School Mock Trial Team—Coach (2017-present)

  • Omaha Children’s Choir—Board of Directors (2017-present)

  • Omaha Chamber Singers—Vocalist (2014-present)

  • Capitol Avenue Baroque—Founding Artistic Director (2018-present)

Admitted

2015

  • Nebraska

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, high distinction, 2015

COLLEGE: Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., Music & Political Science, 2008