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About Brian

Brian D. Carr is an accomplished litigator, representing clients in the transportation, construction, technology, small business, and aviation industries.  He regularly protects the interests of businesses, contractors, manufacturers, retailers, and small and large trucking and transportation clients in State and Federal Courts throughout New York, as well as in mediations and arbitrations, administrative hearings, and before governmental and regulatory agencies.

Why Brian

In addition to his law degree, Brian holds a master’s degree in business administration, and is a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. His knowledge and experience with business models, financial structures, and technical principles are advantageous to his clients and add value to every case he touches.

Clients who look for dedicated and value-driven services repeatedly turn to Brian. He delivers experienced, disciplined counsel that is creative and insightful. Further, while Brian is attentive to the prevailing matter, he aligns his counsel with the overall goals, objectives, and outcomes of your business and product.  

Qualifications

Affiliations

  • ALFA International
  • ALFA International Transportation Practice Group
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Research Institute of Northeast New York, President
  • Leadership Tech Valley Steering Committee, member

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent Attorney
  • SuperLawyers®, SuperLawyers Rising Star (2013-2017)
  • National Order of Barristers

Noteworthy

  • Gitman v. Crete Carrier Corp., 139 A.D.2d 1175 (3d Dep’t 2016)
  • Horan, et al v. Brown, 43 A.D.3d 608 (3d Dep’t 2007)
  • Lake v. Urologix, Inc., et al., 22 Misc. 3d 960 (Sup. Ct. Madison Cty. 2008)
  • Davis v. Sheridan Homes, Inc., et al., 31 Misc. 3d 1216A (Sup. Ct. Sullivan Cty. 2011)

Education

  • J.D., Albany Law School of Union University (2006)
  • B.A., Loyola University, International Business Management and Marketing, magna cum laude (2001)
  • B.S., St. Lawrence University, Psychology with minor in African Studies, cum laude (1999)

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Advocacy & Involvement

Community & Civic

  • Leadership Tech Valley, Steering Committee
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Coalition of Young Professionals Board
  • Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, Founding member
  • Bethlehem Youth Hockey Association, Board of Directors, Coach
  • Guilderland Youth Lacrosse Association, Coach

Leadership

Speaking

  • Presenter: “Accident and Emergency Response in the Transportation Industry“, Suit-Kote Corporation, Preble, NY (2017)
  • Speaker: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Mitigation and Regulatory Environment in the Commercial Transportation Industry“, ALFA Transportation Practice Group (2016)
  • Speaker: “The Business of Machinery Safety: Making Safety a Competitive Advantage”, Product Automation and Safety Seminar, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (2015)
  • Speaker: “Claims Resolution and Litigation Defense Strategies”, ALFA International Transportation Practice Group (2014)
  • Speaker: “An Overview of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act”, Federation of Bar Associations (2013)
  • Speaker: “Practical Skills: Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case”, Washington County Bar Association (2012)

Publications

  • Author: “Re-visiting the Discovery and Admissibility of Preventability Determinations and Post-Accident Investigations,” Trucking Industry Defense Association newsletter (Winter 2016)
  • Author: “A Critical Need for Reform of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program and Options for Defense Counsel to Prevent the Admission of CSA Scores into Evidence,” Trucking Industry Defense Association newsletter (Spring 2015)