Brian received his Bachelor's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Review and graduated first in his class.  In addition to receiving numerous awards for academic excellence while in law school, he also authored award-winning published work in the area of constitutional law, was a semi-finalist in the Campbell Moot Court Competition, a judicial clerk extern on the N.C. Court of Appeals, and a member of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity.  Brian is currently licensed to practice law in the state courts of both North and South Carolina, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of N.C.

Prior to joining Miller Law Firm in 2016, Brian served as a judge in eastern North Carolina, deciding workers' compensation cases as a Deputy Commissioner of the N.C. Industrial Commission.  He began his legal career as a litigator with the Raleigh law firm of Smith, Debnam, Narron, Drake, Saintsing & Myers, LLP, representing business clients throughout the Carolinas.  In 2013, Brian left private practice and was appointed the Deputy General Counsel to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where he served as an advisor to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, and the Governor's Economic Development Board.  He was later appointed the Special Counsel to the NC State Board of Elections, where he primarily coordinated the agency's role in litigation of numerous and complex federal and state court cases, including cases appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

At Miller Law Firm, Brian's practice is focused on only one thing: his clients.  Whether he's representing businesses of all sizes through complex litigation or fighting for the rights of injured workers in their workers' compensation cases, Brian delivers to each and every client the personal attention and passionate representation they deserve from their lawyer.

As an attorney, Brian knows the law and how to achieve the best possible legal outcomes for his clients.  But unlike many attorneys, Brian has a diverse background that allows him to better understand and appreciate the needs of his clients.  He knows what it means to work.  Brian's first job was his paper route at age 11, and since then he has worked as a construction laborer, a boiler operator in a coal-fired power plant, a railroad freight conductor, and was a city police officer.  Brian also knows what it means to be injured on the job, because he's been there.  He understands what his workers' compensation clients face when they find themselves thrown into a complex legal system, unable to work and in need of medical treatment, because it happened to him.      

Brian also knows what it means to face a challenge, and to never quit.  A proud military veteran, Brian enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 years old, and later went on to become an officer in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He served in infantry, cavalry, and armor units in the N.C. National Guard, and finished his military career with the 19th Special Forces Group in the W.V. National Guard.  Brian now brings the toughness, determination, and tireless work-ethic instilled in him by his military service to the service of his clients and fighting their legal battles.

Brian and his wife Lauren are the parents of three boys, Michael, Jacob, and Joshua, and reside in southern Wake County.  Brian is active in his community and church, having served as an appointed member of the Wake County Planning Board, on the board of non-profit organizations, and as a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  He is a Master Mason, attending Cary Lodge #198 AF&AM.  He is an avid outdoorsman and sailor, and a member of the Roanoke and Tar River Gun Club, one of the oldest sporting clubs in North Carolina.  In his free time, you'll find him on the family farm, backpacking the Appalachian Trail, hunting, fishing, and exploring the waters of North Carolina with his family.

Honors and Awards

  • E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, 2011 - 2012
  • I. Beverly Lake Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary
  • Federalist Society, Triangle Lawyers Chapter

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

  • "The Least of These:" A Constitutional Challenge to North Carolina's, 33 N.C. Cent. L. Rev. 53 (2010)
  • Sexual Offender Laws and Section 14-208.18

Past Employment Positions

  • NC Industrial Commission, Deputy Commissioner
  • NC State Board of Elections, Special Counsel

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi