Brian has deep roots in DC. Born at the Washington Hospital Center in 1967, Brian has lived and worked in the District of Columbia for nearly 30 years. Brian and his wife Mickie raised their three daughters – Jessica, Allison, and Sydney – in their home on Kanawha Street. Brian is a current member of the Adas Israel Synagogue in Cleveland Park, where he serves as a trustee.
Brian has excelled at using the law to better lives. After graduating from Duke University and Harvard Law School, Brian served as a law clerk in Baltimore for U.S. District Judge John R. Hargrove. After his two-year clerkship, Brian joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s Honor Program as a trial lawyer in the Tax Division. Since completing his service with the Department of Justice, Brian has represented clients – individuals, businesses, nonprofits and families — in a multitude of high stakes matters.
Brian has also trained his formidable legal skills on advocating for the rights of people injured by excessive, unconstitutional police force, defrauded out of their assets, and fighting for their lives on death row. Widely recognized and respected throughout the city for his work, Brian is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to the top 1% of area trial lawyers whose careers have reflected the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality.
Brian fights for what matters. Brian is strongly invested in providing legal and advisory services to organizations like the Council for Court Excellence, dedicated to enhancing the justice system in D.C., the Abramson Scholarship Foundation, which gives high school graduates in the District the opportunity to attend college and the tools to succeed, and Us Helping Us, People Into Living, a non-profit committed to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the city’s Black community.
Brian has the experience to make the most of the powers of the OAG. Brian is an experienced law firm leader, having served as Venable’s firm-wide Vice Chairman and currently as the Partner-in-Charge of Venable’s D.C. office. He is passionate about the future of D.C. and deeply committed to using the Office of the Attorney General – the people’s law firm–to protect the rights and improve the lives of all Washingtonians.