About Brian

About Brian


My goal is to provide you the best one-on-one service to efficiently meet your legal needs. Whether it is litigation, negotiation, or helping maneuver through the legal landscape of an issue, I take pride in advancing my clients' interests to achieve their goals.

I have appeared in state and federal court, negotiated with local, state, and federal agencies and political bodies, and have submitted hundreds of pages of testimony in rulemakings and other public processes. I have worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and served on the City of Troutdale's Planning Commission and Budget Committee. My experience in working with these governmental agencies and understanding the bureaucratic culture has given me an appreciation for the nuance of the private citizen-government relationship.

Prior to entering the legal field, I was a production planner for heavy manufacturing companies, so I understand the concerns of a business, as well as the economic realities of hiring an attorney for an individual client's needs. While it can be a difficult decision to hire an attorney, the unfortunate circumstance I have seen over and over, is that many agencies can be cavalier with your issue until you have an attorney representing you. My goal is to have my clients' issues recognized and resolved in a timely manner.

In my spare time, I enjoy hunting with raptors (falconry), exploring the outdoors with my family, and serving as associate general counsel for the North American Falconer's Association.


Attorney licensed in Oregon and admitted to:

  • All Idaho & Oregon Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon

  • Managing Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review

B.A., International Business, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho

Publications and Speaking:

  • Presenting to Municipal Committees: Tips and Traps, Pacific Northwest Section, American Waterworks Association, Bellevue, WA (May 2015).
  • WaterWatch of Oregon, Inc. v. Water Resources Department, Oregon State Bar, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section E-Outlook (January 2015).
  • Oregon Section of The Year in Review: Water Law (Environment, Energy, and Resources Law) for 2013 and 2014, American Bar Association
  • Conjunctive Management: Changing Water Regulation And Evolving Strategies. U.S. Committee of Irrigation and Drainage, Sacramento, CA (April 2014).
  • The Public Trust Doctrine in Forty-Five States, Treatise Sections on Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2013).
  • Papers or Plastic: The Difficulty in Protecting Native Spiritual Identity, 17 LEWIS & CLARK L. REV. 591 (2013).