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Overview

Brian has varied and extensive experience assisting clients with labor and employment matters.

For more than 15 years, Brian has defended employers when they face allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and discrimination including age, race and sex discrimination. He has represented clients in both state and federal court, and in investigations before state and federal agencies. Whether guiding colleges and universities through sensitive legal issues, or negotiating complex litigation for hospitals, clients across a wide range of industries rely on Brian’s representation and counsel, including those in:

  • Higher education
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Financial services

Brian also understands that compliance measures can be practical and effective defense, and advises clients on proactive procedures that minimize risk. Further, he offers counsel on day-to-day operational issues such as employment agreements and restrictive covenant issues. He also has experience in pursuing former employees for violations of noncompetition agreements and for unfair competition as well as prosecuting misappropriation of trade secrets.


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Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Employment Litigation, 2012
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation, 2013-2018

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law
  • M.S., Clemson University
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • B.S., University of Kansas
    • Psychology

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
Outside the Office

Brian enjoys spending time with family.

After work, you’ll find him at his kids’ activities. The family also travels on school spring breaks to The Bahamas, Mexico and Florida. He looks forward to future bucket list trips to Machu Picchu and the Egyptian Pyramids.

Community Leadership
  • Habitat for Humanity Kansas City, board member, 2018-2019
  • Big Brother Big Sisters Kansas City, 2019-present