Brianna's practice focuses on product liability defense, hospitality industry defense, railroad defense and general civil litigation.

    • Education

      • J.D., American University, cum laude, 2014
      • B.A., Political Science, Virginia Tech, 2011


      • Virginia State Bar
      • Virginia Bar Association
      • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
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    • Leadership

      • Member: Hermitage Young Associates Board

  • Represents product manufacturers and distributors in defense of product liability claims, including design defect and manufacturing defect claims, and in asbestos litigation involving commercial and residential boilers and pumps.

  • Assisted in the defense of several heavy equipment claims, including developing defense strategy, drafting dispositive motions, assessing machine appraisals and valuations, working with defense experts, and successfully negotiating settlements when appropriate.

  • Defended multiple product defect and catastrophic equipment loss claims in state and federal court, including contract disputes, warranty claims, equipment fire claims, and claims dealing with mobile cranes and material handlers.

  • Performs numerous equipment and site inspections.

  • Negotiates and drafts settlement agreements.

  • Researches legal issues regarding applicable law.

  • Drafts indemnity and access agreements for a multi-national company.

  • Represents a large outdoor theme park, brewery and resort in personal injury lawsuits involving premises liability and negligence cases. Brianna assists in preparing and responding to discovery, attends and conducts witness examinations and depositions, assists in trial preparation and briefing and training on claim avoidance and risk management.

  • Represents national railroad in personal injury lawsuits involving premises liability and negligence, general litigation matters, toxic tort litigation, and FELA suits.

  • Experience drafting briefs for dispositive and other motions in state and federal court.

  • Evaluates medical records and product issues of plaintiffs and assists in selection and preparation of experts.

  • Routinely drafts pleadings, including responsive.

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