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Brian Robert Wilson

Car accident Attorney at Canton OH, OH

5.0   47 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    Hundreds of cases involving routine auto accident cases caused by careless or drunk drivers, uninsured and underinsured motorists, including cases tried to jury verdict.

    37 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    20%
    Numerous litigated cases involving retained foreign objects, botched surgeries, anesthesia errors, medication overdoses and medication errors, and failure to timely diagnose medical conditions

    37 years

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    20%
    Almost all cases have involved the for profit nursing home industry and resident harm in a wide array of circumstances, such as improper transfer of patients from beds to chairs, failure to return patients to hospitals for not being able to meet their specific care needs, etc.

    37 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    This includes a wide variety of cases, including motorcycle crashes, workplace injuries, and injuries occurring on premises such as grocery stores, etc...

    37 years

  5. Trucking accident
    20%
    Numerous lawsuits involving(1) large truck highway crashes involving serious injuries due to impaired or otherwise careless drivers; (2) injuries to tow motor operators by drivers' failure to set or properly set brakes at loading docks; (3) cases against trucking companies and/ or their professional employer organizations(PEO's) or labor leasing services for negligently hiring drivers.

    37 years

There's a reason why over 90% of my clients find me through word of mouth referrals from current or past clients. I don't "chase" accident victims or advertise on TV. For 34 years I've stood side by side with Ohioans injured in car, trucking, motorcycle, and medical mishaps in courtrooms all over the state. I'm not a "high volume" personal injury lawyer. Because I don't have hundreds or thousands of clients at any one time, it allows me the privilege of getting to know you and your concerns with a more attentive ear. One of most rewarding aspects of what I do is that I have become friends with or maintain contact with most of my clients after their case is concluded. 

I also know that I still have a lot to learn in my profession. Despite my experience, I've never felt that I have everything "figured out." Like life, the practice of law should be one of constant learning on the continual path to wisdom. My clients deserve no less.


On a personal note, I have been a youth baseball and basketball coach for years and an avid walleye fisherman--a certified "fishingaholic," and I'm pretty good at it. I also enjoy gardening and canning. I also play golf infrequently--and poorly enough to convince me to stick to fishing.   

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2018,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2018 2016 + 1 ...

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Location

Law Offices Of Brian R. Wilson
124 15th St. N.W.
Canton OH, OH, 44703-3208

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
My husband was in a car accident last year that resulted in a broken ankle that needed emergency surgery. My husband has a very physical job and was unable to work for 3 months. I looked at several attorneys in the area but decided to have a consultation with Brian. He was so kind and came to our house since my husband was unable to move. He explained everything so well and did not pressure us to hire him. After a few days of prayer and discussion we decided to proceed with Brian. Brian and his office staff were so responsive and supportive through the whole process of dealing with the insurance companies. He was able to get the insurance company to issue our settlement check in such a reasonable time we could not be more thrilled with his efforts. I know it’s stressful looking for an attorney and you want to make sure you make the right choice. Brian and his office was the right choice for us and hopefully for you as well.
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Posted by Susan | September 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer's Lawyer
I had a concussion from an accident that was not my fault. Medicare refused to pay unless we completed paperwork which I couldn't fathom. An attorney friend stepped in to help, but after 31/2 years we couldn't get the insurance company to give us the time of day. Our friend sent us to Brian. We found out the driver was claiming the accident was my fault. They were driving a jeep; I was in the crosswalk crossing legally. There was a witness, but they had retired and moved to Florida. Somehow, Brian found them. He talked to my neurologist. He filed the suit. He was with me through the deposition process. When I was too tired to go on, he continued the battle. He worked for 9 months on my case and got a good settlement out of court. He doesn't quit. What I like best about him is that he's low-key and so likeable--even opposing counsel liked him. He doesn't bully or threaten because he doesn't need to. He uses the law to get the justice needed.
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Posted by Asiyah | July 25, 2023
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The Best of the Best Attorney
Attorney Brian not only good Attorney but Attorney Brian is the Best of the Best, Attorney Brian helped me with my case ( car accident ) He so professional and knowledgeable, He kept me up to date with my case and He always make sure I understand everything because the insurance company He helped me to deal with is the worst insurance company to deal for. He works hard to get what I deserve and I’m so thankful with the outcome. Denise is so helpful and friendly, when I called the office I don’t have to wait or irritated someone would answer my calls because Denise always on it and she always there to answer my questions. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!! I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY BRIAN WILSON
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Posted by Ron Young | January 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury case.
Brian Wilson handled my case in a very efficient manner. His attention to detail was outstanding. Brian kept me informed at every step of the process and responded to all of my questions and concerns throughout the process.
Posted by Brandy | December 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death
I contacted Brian after losing my father to a fatal motor cycle accident that happened on Memorial day. Brian agreed to take on our wrongful death case, and from the minute he did he never stopped working for us. He showed such empathy and compassion for myself and the rest of my family. Always keeping us in the loop and answering many questions. Not to mention the numerous zoom calls to inform us of every step and any new details about the case. For over a year Brian kept in touch weekly if not more. Doing his due diligence ultimately led to us winning our case. I am forever grateful for Brian. I would highly suggest him to anyone to hire.
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Posted by Diane | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!
I was involved in a head on collision and hospitalized during the Covid pandemic, after a call from the insurance company to my husband, we realized that the insurance company didn’t have our best interest. I had numerous inquiries from all different lawyers, but we went a different route and looked for a good lawyer, we found Brian Wilson after doing our homework. From the first call from my Nursing Home room I knew we had the right one, in Mr. Brian Wilson and his office staff. Whatever I needed he was there, the phone calls, the questions we asked, Brian was always knowledgable, professional and empathetic to the pain and loss I was going through. Our case took a very long time, partly because of the Covid protocols, but we always had faith in Brian. Brian stood firm and worked very hard, thru all the shenanigans that the insurance company came up with, and got us a very nice settlement and conclusion to the case. Trust me you can’t go wrong on choosing Brian Wilson as your attorney.
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Posted by Dave | March 4, 2021
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Absolutely the best
What a fantastic advocate/attorney! Brian was referred to me by a friend. I was a victim in a horrible fatal motorcycle accident. My injuries were critical and I had multiple broken bones and surgeries. Brian took over and handled EVERYTHING for me. He managed my medical bills, dealt with insurance adjusters and even provided morale support while I was totally incapacitated. My injuries will require 12-18 months to fully heal. I know that I am going to be better off during that time because of the efforts of Brian R Wilson. Do yourself a favor and hire him. What a guy!
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Posted by Spencer | February 25, 2021
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Car Accident Lawsuit
Brian was with there for myself and my family through every step of process of being hit by a drunk driver. He helped me with everything from mediating to medical bills. Couldn’t recommend someone better.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
CAR ACCIDENT
I was injured in a car accident and I needed help. A friend recommended Attorney Brian Wilson. Brian is the most professional, knowledgeable, caring person I've had the opportunity to meet. I consider Brian a friend and would strongly recommend his firm and staff. Thanks Brian for everything.
Posted by Darleen | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Goes above and beyond for what’s right....
Brian is top notch! There is no better lawyer in Stark county to handle your personal injury case. He went above and beyond what was actually necessary. These extra steps helped ensure win my case. He was compassionate, personable and with me every step of the way. I was fully informed about what each step would be and the responses he got. All this during a pandemic! He even allowed me to follow him from his office straight to the court house to confirm I would not get lost in an unfamiliar location. You will not be disappointed with his strong professionalism, compassion & personality. As well as the lovely office staff who probably got tired of my returning calls! Trustworthy to the end.
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Posted by Linda | October 27, 2020
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Thank God for Avvo
Forty five minutes after my husband was released from his doctor and only three weeks after my husband's knee replacement, we were hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. This resulted in having his knee being laid wide open and other injuries including broken bones. All this occurred a week after his brother who lived out of state passed away and two weeks before my mother died. Needless to say, we needed help. After reading reviews from other clients on Avvo, I called Brian to set up an appointment. The stress of handling the insurance companies and reports from police, ambulances, and the hospital were greatly relieved. I can't say enough about how professional and promptly things were handled. I would recommend him in a heartbeat ❤️.
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Posted by David | August 31, 2020
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Brian Wilson took care of everything. A++
Previous experiences with larger firms who ended up passing along our case with little communication and a less than desirable settlement led me to do more careful research when we needed to hire an attorney to help us make sure that the home insurance of the owner of a dog that put my wife in the hospital paid all of our bills. Brian's reviews looked sincere and positive. We met with him and he was attentive, and proactive. We gave him documentation that he asked for and he kept us appraised of the situation over time. We did very little other than provide paperwork and photographs. Brian Wilson was diligent did his own research and made sure all of our hospital bills were paid off by the dog owners insurance and was even able to get us a settlement that we could live with. Thank you Brian.
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Posted by Jim Wallen | February 27, 2020
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The BEST of the BEST !
I used Brian for my elderly parents a few years ago, I was impressed by his knowledge and respect for my parents and myself. After a auto accident I was involved in I knew who I wanted to be in my corner (Brian Wilson). Right from the start Brian took the wheel and took me down a path I was unfamiliar with. I put my faith in Brian and he handled my case perfectly, kept me informed and pulled no punches with me and I respect that. One thing I learned as a fire fighter is: Nothing in life is fair! Brian made things fair for me and my family. I look at Brian as more than my attorney, he treated me like I was a family member through the whole legal process. I consider Brian a good friend, not because I had great results with my case but because he showed my wife and I respect during a scary time in my life, he showed compassion and understanding. Trust me, you will find no one better when the legal system or insurance company is working against you. Once again, the best of the best!
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Posted by Jamie | September 13, 2019
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The best decision you'll make.
My son was struck by a car on his way home from school, causing him to fracture and break several bones. No other attorney would work with me because by the information given in the report, it looked like it was my son's fault! But Brian worked hard to obtain additional evidence showing that was not the case and helped my son get a fair settlement for his injuries. Not only was he determined but kind, understanding, and truly amazing during a really scary time in my and my son's life.
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Posted by Paul | September 11, 2019
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HIRE BRIAN WILSON
Excellent communication from Mr. Wilson throughout the claim process. A pleasure to work with, everything that he told me would happen, happened, almost always in the time frame he predicted. Hire Brian Wilson, you'll be glad you did!
Posted by Elizabeth | September 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
YES a lawyer You can TRUST
Im not big on posting really anything online but this guy deserves a GIANT gold star! After contacting several unimpressive lawyers I was referred to Brian. What a relief it was to find an honest lawyer...can i say that? YES i trusted Brian and he was able to alleviate my stress and anxiety. After an unfortunate not at fault car accident and subsequent surgery I had been forced to sue my own insurance company... who was not only treating me poorly they were aggressively harassing me and showed absolutely no empathy. Brian on the other hand did actually care and worked his tail off. What a relief i did not have to deal with anymore harassment! Sorry Brian, LOL We were able to reach a settlement and i felt Brian deserved every penny earned. I will highly recommend Brian to all of my friends and family...and will keep him in my back pocket to defend any future foe.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided legal advice and direction. Reviewed Insurance settlement documents.
Brian was recommended to my wife and I by an estate lawyer we have dealings with. Our daughter was rear ended in 2017 resulting in a concussion and whip lash. The statute of limitations was fast approaching and we were handling the claim ourselves. I contacted Brian so we would have an attorney should we need to file a lawsuit. I explained the situation and all we had done. He gave me very good insight into the process moving forward and what we could expect. Once we had a settlement offer, he reviewed it and made some recommendations which we had the Insurance company include in the final document. He was very personable and answered all my questions without making me feel dumb. I would definitely recommend him if you require an attorney with his experience.
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Posted by Bob | August 15, 2018
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Motorcycle Accident
We hired Brian to represent us due to being in a motorcycle accident. The accident caused severe injuries and Brian and his staff did everything possible to represent us in a timely manner. Brian and his staff are very caring and personable. They care about their clients. Luv Luv Brian! Would highly recommend!
Posted by Dave and Joyce | April 25, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Car Accident
I would highly recommend Brian Wilson. My wife and I were in a serious head on car collision. Fortunately neither of us were seriously injured. The case appeared simple, the oncoming car turned left at point blank into our path. After over 30 days, we were getting nowhere with their insurance company. We received a box load of letters pamphlets and books from lawyers and doctors that wanted to represent us. I was very apprehensive of all of those. Found Brian and read his reviews on AVVO. Called and talked to him. He gave us a short list of things to do. After a couple of days, things were moving. The case was taken to arbitration by our insurance company and settled for 100% in our favor. Thanks again for your honest opinion and advice.
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Posted by Pamela | March 25, 2018
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Helped me with insueance company headaches
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Brian Wilson. After a car accident I tried to go it alone but I felt I was not being treated fairly.A friend told me about how Brian helped her sister and said I should give him a call. I am so glad I did. Well..... long story short Brian negotiated a settlement over 20 times what i was originally offered - without going to court. He kept me calm throughout the whole process as I really am a nervous Nelly. I would recomment Brian Wilson to anyone and would call on him again if needed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nicodemo and Wilson, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • OKEY Law Firm LPA
  • 1991 - 2007
  • Asociate
  • Herbert, Treadon, Benson, and Frieg
  • 1987 - 1991

Education

  • Kent State University
  • Bachelor Of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v Trucking Company
  • Settlement two weeks before trial
  • Estate Of Doe v. Anonymous Nursing Home
  • Confidential settlement
  • Peek v. Estate Of Phillips
  • Jury verdict $55,000 (insurance company's last offer before trial was $25,000)
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • Stark County (OH) Academy Of Trial lawyers
  • Past President
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Esther S. Weissman Optimist Award
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2019
  • Ohio SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Ohio SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Ohio Association For Justice
  • 2009
  • Selected as an OhioSuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Selected as OhioSuperlawyer in 2008
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2008
  • Selected as an OhioSuperlawyer in 2007
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2007
  • Ohio SuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • DIsmantling The Intercompany Arbitration Paper Tiger
  • 2009
  • Ophthalmology Management
  • Navigating The Attorney-Physician Relationship in Litigation
  • 2008
  • Ophthalmology Management Journal
  • When Physicians Lose Malpractice Cases
  • 2005
  • Ohio Lawyer
  • Looking Through The Lens of The Jury: Jury Instruction Reform
  • 2003
  • Ohio Trial Magazine
  • Post Settlement Interest: The Forgotten Child of R.C. 1343
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Insurance Law Seminar
  • Dealing With Self-Funded ERISA Subrogation Claims
  • 2020
  • OAJ Podcast Series
  • Podcast Interview: "Lessons Learned From 30 Years Of Trial Practice"
  • 2019
  • Ohio Association for Justice 2015 Winter Convention
  • Focus Groups In Personal Injury Cases
  • 2015
  • Stark-Summit Association For Justice
  • Should You Sue Your Subrogated Carrier?
  • 2014
  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Should You Sue Your Subrogated Carrier?
  • 2014
  • 2013 Advanced Insurance Coverage Seminar
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage Issues In Advanced Insurance Cases
  • 2013
  • Ohio Association For Justice Winter Convention
  • Handling Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists' Claims: From Discovery To Deposition
  • 2012
  • "Insurance company math and your full coverage auto policy"
  • Radio Interview
  • 2012
  • Trial Practice Seminar
  • 2008-09 Case Law Update
  • 2009
  • 2009 Trial Tactics Seminar
  • Dealing With Curve Balls At Trial
  • 2009
  • TV Appearance
  • Tort Reform In Ohio
  • 2008
  • Trial Practice Seminar
  • Jury Bias And Jury Selection
  • 2008
  • OAJ Regional Seminar
  • Political Subdivision Liability: Maximizing Damages
  • 2008
  • Radio Interview
  • Sexual Predators Lurking In Schools: School Immunity
  • 2007
  • Focus Of The Case: What Juries Think-- OAJ Seminar
  • Jury Selection
  • 2007
  • Masters Of Voir Dire (Jury Selection) Seminar
  • Effective Jury Selection
  • 2006
  • Stark County Bar Association Seminar
  • Evaluating Nursing Home Cases
  • 2005
  • Ohio House Of Representatives, House Judiciary Committee
  • Testimony Opposing S.B. 80 (Tort Reform Bill)
  • 2004
  • Ohio House Of Representatives Civil And Commercial Law Committee
  • Testimony In Support Of H.B. 348
  • 2004
  • Ohio Association For Justice State Convention
  • Liability of Professional Employer Organizations(PEO's) In Trucking Accidents
  • 2004
  • Ohio Association For Justice Seminar
  • Evidentiary Issues At Trial
  • 2004
  • Stark County Association For Justice Annual Seminar
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2003
  • Stark County Association For Justice Annual Seminar
  • Personal Injury Lawsuit Tips
  • 2001
  • Stark County Association For Justice Annual seminar
  • Conducting Focus Groups
  • 1998
  • Stark County Association For Justice Annual Seminar
  • Defense Medical Exams
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brian for a number of years. He is a lawyer's-lawyer. By that I mean that he is respected by friend and foe alike. His clients are in good hands."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Top-notch personal injury attorney in Ohio. I'd put Brian's know-how about how personal injury cases are supposed to be handled in the top tier of all personal injury lawyers in Ohio. He cares about his clients, to boot."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian Wilson. He has years of solid experience, attorneys respect him, clients like him, and his answers to questions that are published at Avvo.com clearly show that he knows accident law and likes to make sure his clients understand it too. And he has published a very well written Avvo Legal Guide on how to find the right personal injury lawyer too. If you have a question about personal injury law, he is your answer. I recommend him to you."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wilson is a highly competent attorney and represents his clients extremely well."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wilson is a very knowledgeable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate attorneys that I know. He knows the law and pursues justice for his clients without exception."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Brian on several matters including publishing an excellent article he wrote for my Ohio Family Law Blog about important language to consider when drafting a divorce seperation agreement. He hit a "grand slam" with the article about homeowner's and auto insurance considerations that family law practioneers might find very helpful. He takes excellent care of his clients and is very knowledgable!"
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