Brian joined Morrison, Motl and Sherwood in 2010, and is currently admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Montana. Brian is a graduate of University of Montana Law School. During law school, Brian worked as an intern for Federal Magistrate Judges Hon. Leif Erickson and Hon. Jeremiah Lynch. He also was a member of the Montana Law Review and member of the National Moot Court Team, where he received the Justice Lewis Powell Award for Appellate Advocacy and went on to compete in the National Moot Court Finals in New York City. During law school, Brian also served as president of the student chapter of the law school’s ACLU group. Immediately after law school, Brian published a law review article in the Montana Law Review on the implications of electronic voting systems in Montana entitled The Right to Participate, The Right to Know, and Electronic Voting in Montana.

Prior to joining Morrison, Motl and Sherwood, Brian served for several years as a law clerk for the Hon. Justice Patricia O. Cotter of the Montana Supreme Court and was involved in a number of high-profile and complex cases. Since joining Morrison, Motl and Sherwood Brian has been involved in a variety of cases, including the successful defense of initiative measure 164 against special interest groups attempting to deny Montana voters their right to weigh in on this important issue. Brian is also actively involved in litigation to defend the rights of Montana citizens to participate in governmental operations and know what their government is doing.

Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Wills, Estates, and Guardianships
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Land Use and Access Issues
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Employment and Discrimination
  • Public Interest Litigation