About

Education

  • J.D., William and Mary Law School, 1978
  • Notes and Comments Editor – William & Mary Law Review
  • Member, Law School Honor Society
  • B.A., Philosophy, Wheaton College, 1975

Professional Background

  • Law Office of Brian C. Parker, 2011-present
  • Partner, Parker, Dumler & Kiely, LLP, 2000-2011
  • Partner/Associate, Gebhardt & Smith, LLP, 1981-2000
  • Associate, Venable, Baetjer & Howard, 1978-1981

Litigation Experience

Over the past thirty-five (35) years, I have handled a broad range of litigation with a principal focus on commercial and corporate disputes, including:

  • Contract disputes (including disputes over contract interpretation and contract performance)
  • Securities claims
  • Corporate and partnership dissolution disputes
  • Claims involving business torts (including claims for interference with contractual relationships, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, fraud and conversion)
  • Claims arising from the disclosure of trade secrets and diversion of corporate opportunities
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Minority shareholder litigation
  • Tort claims
  • Products liability litigation

I have had an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell since sometime in the late 1980s and have been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer in the field of commercial litigation since 2008.

Arbitration Experience

I have handled over 200 arbitrations, either serving as an arbitrator or representing a party to an arbitration. The arbitrations have included a broad range of claims, including:

  • Cases involving corporate and partnership disputes
  • Business torts
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Claims for breach of contract
  • Securities claims
  • Claims arising under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

I have arbitrated cases for the AAA, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, FINRA and private parties. I am a member of the Maryland Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution.

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: Maryland, 1978; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals: Third (1983) and Fourth (1981) Circuits.