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Brian earned his Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, earning his B.A. with honors in Government. His practice includes construction litigation, commercial litigation, and appellate practice, both in state and federal courts. He is admitted to the North Carolina and California state bars, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and all three Federal District Courts in North Carolina. Brian is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, and the North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section. He is also certified as a Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC).  Brian has been with Safran Law Offices since 2003.

Representative clients include: Bryant-Durham Electric Company; LeChase Construction Services, LLC; Triton Sitework Development, LLC; Kirlin Carolinas, LLC; New Hanover Regional Medical Center (owner's representative); NCSU Student Aid Association; and Phillips & Jordan, Inc.


Career Highlights


  • Duke University School of Law - JD
  • Claremont McKenna College - BA


  • Attorney, Safran Law Offices, Raleigh, NC
  • Attorney, Ellis & Winters, LLP, Raleigh, NC
  • Assistant Attorney General, Medicaid Investigations Unit, NC Attorney General’s Office, Raleigh, NC
  • Attorney, Coughlan, Semmer & Lipman, LLP, San Diego, CA


  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section
  • Admitted to North Carolina and California State Bars
  • Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission