Brian is a dynamic and successful litigator with substantial first-chair trial and appellate experience. He focuses his practice on complex life insurance and financial services disputes. Brian helps his clients to prosecute and combat the fraudulent creation of life insurance policies that lacked insurable interest at inception — often referred to as stranger-originated life insurance or STOLI. These fraudulent policies violate the law and public policy of most states, and Brian has been successful in helping his clients secure favorable rulings that such policies are invalid. Brian also represents the families of insureds who were the subject of (and often the victims of) these investor-run STOLI schemes.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian spent eight years as an assistant district attorney in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a prosecutor, Brian tried over 20 jury trials to verdict, including several first-degree murder cases, violent assaults, and a high profile corruption case involving a public school superintendent, for which Brian was awarded with the ADL Beau Biden Shield Award — presented by then-former Vice President Joseph Biden. Brian also developed significant skills and experience as the supervising attorney of the Chester County Investigating and Indicting Grand Jury.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. In law school, Brian was a staff member for Temple Law Review, a member of Temple’s Moot Court Honor Society, and a member of Temple’s National Trial Team. In 2009, Brian was named champion of Temple’s school-wide moot court competition. In 2010, Brian advanced to the national finals of the National Trial Competition (in Texas) as well as the National Moot Court Competition (in New York). After law school, Brian returned to Temple where he taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor.