After being raised in the area, Brian decided to move to NYC to attend Manhattan College. Brian majored in economics and graduated summa cum laude. Brian then worked for a year and a half as a NYC guide before attending law school at St. John’s University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.
After law school, Brian’s curiosity led him to seek clerkship opportunities at the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department. His desire for further challenge led him to seek a job in litigation at Tabner, Ryan & Keniry, LLP. Since March 2010, Brian has worked with us.
Brian’s clerkship experience provides him with the skills necessary to maximize the chances of success at both the trial and appellate courts. He has worked on more than 200 cases at the appellate courts and recognizes the numerous litigation styles of other attorneys.
Brian has successfully litigated several cases before the trial and appellate courts. He handles a broad range of cases involving trusts, estates, contracts, torts, medical malpractice, real property tax law, lien law, civil service law, education law, and business law.
Brian also has an extensive appellate practice, drawing on his appellate experience. He served as the Appellate Defender for Saratoga County for the 2016 and 2017 terms.
Aside from the law, Brian’s interests include studying foreign language. He is a graduate of Cornell’s FALCON program and Stanford’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. He has also lived abroad.
Learn more about Brian in An Interview with an Estate Litigation Attorney.
St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
J.D. magna cum laude, 2004
Member, St. John’s Law Review
CALI Awards for Excellence in Torts, Legal Research and Writing, Real Property, International Business Transactions, and Trusts and Estates. Best Paper in Japanese Law (awarded by Temple Law Japan)
Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
B.A. summa cum laude, 2000
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (Administered by Stanford University), Yokohama, Japan, August 2008-June 2009
Cornell University, Japanese FALCON Program, Ithaca, New York, August 2006-May 2007
New York State Court of Appeals, Albany, N.Y., 2004-2006
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Albany, N.Y., 2007-2008
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