Brian Durham Associate
Brian J. Durham is a Senior Attorney in the Firm’s Tampa office. Brian was born and raised in New Jersey, but has mainly resided in the Tampa Bay area since 2004. Over the past ten years, Brian has practiced law with national insurance defense firms. Brian provides his clients with a comprehensive overview of the litigation process and possible outcomes while advising on the most pragmatic and efficient path to a favorable resolution. He consistently presents clients with pre-suit representation that avoids costly and unnecessary litigation whenever possible. Brian is admitted in the New Jersey and Florida bar as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida; Northern District of Florida; and the District of New Jersey.
Currently, Brian’s practice includes litigation in all aspects of personal injury, premises liability, general liability, construction defect and products liability defense. His work includes employment law and defense of Fair Credit Reporting Act claims. Brian also has extensive defense experience with governmental entities for matters ranging from civil and commercial liability to whistleblower actions and employment discrimination claims. Brian has authored several appellate briefs spanning a range of issues from venue disputes to negligence issues regarding a lack of legal duty and causation. Additionally, He has successfully argued before Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and was granted a per curiam affirmance of a summary judgment in Juarez v. St. Hilaire, 257 So. 3d 436 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018). Since 2019, Brian has been selected to the Tampa, Florida Rising Stars list annually in the practice area of Civil Litigation – Personal Injury, a designation received by fewer than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state.
Brian attended law school at Rutgers Law School – Newark, where he was a student attorney of the Child Advocacy Clinic which worked to ensure that the child welfare system was sufficiently addressing the safety, permanency and well-being needs of the children it represented. After graduating law school, Brian served as the law clerk to the Honorable Ernest M. Caposela of the New Jersey Superior Court. His experience provided valuable insight to the inner workings of the court system and the dynamic between judges, attorneys and litigants.