Brian practices solely on litigation cases for The Divorce Collaborative. With extensive experience in civil law, Brian has proven his skills as a dedicated litigator and tireless advocate.
Prior to arriving at TDC, Brian spent ten years as a legal aid attorney for MetroWest Legal Services in Framingham, Massachusetts representing low income and homeless clients in hundreds of cases spanning the civil spectrum, including divorce, domestic relations, administrative law, landlord/tenant, disability, consumer protection, bankruptcy and collection cases throughout the Commonwealth.
Brian fights zealously to uphold his clients’ legal rights, regardless of the issue or forum in which the matter is being decided. However, being aggressive is not the answer in every case and Brian believes it also needs to be balanced with a good dose of common sense. His comprehensive background and broad toolset enhances the focus he now brings to private practice in family law.
Outside of the courtroom, Brian has provided routine trainings to social service workers on legal issues they encountered in the field and was a personal mentor to many in developing their advocacy. Brian is accomplished at public appearances and has given outreach presentations at different venues, ranging from local food pantries to the Massachusetts State House. In 2009, he was a presenter for MCLE on sealing criminal records. Additionally, he frequently gave advice and representation to veterans who were patients at a regional VA hospital on child support and bankruptcy matters.
Brian completed his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2003. The faculty awarded him the Leo Wyman award for public service for his student leadership at Rosie’s Place (a homeless women’s shelter) and working with his colleagues at various law clinics around the Boston area. Prior to law school, Brian earned his B.A. from American University in 1996 in Law and Society.
On a personal note, Brian is an Eagle Scout whose parents frequently took the family camping. Shortly after graduating from college, his love for the outdoors grew into fulfilling a dream and Brian began a southbound hike from Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Seven months and 2100 miles later, he finished the Trail atop Mt. Springer in Georgia with a sore back and lots of stories.
Brian is available to represent clients in contested domestic relations cases involving divorce, paternity, parenting-time issues, child support, alimony and division of assets. He is admitted to the Massachusetts and U.S. District Court bars.