Brian L. Park
Brian began his legal career defending governmental entities in civil litigation, working in both public and private practice. This provided an invaluable base of legal experience, as it provided mentorship from seasoned government lawyers and the opportunity to manage a caseload in state and federal court. He has a diverse resume of experience, having defended lawsuits involving § 1983 claims, administrative judicial review, police-action shootings, employment claims, copyright and trademark disputes, auto accidents, and everything in between.
Among other significant outcomes, he negotiated a $0 settlement in a federal lawsuit filed against the state by a terminated Medicaid provider, where the nature of plaintiff’s claims could have subjected the state to the attorney’s fees of two firm partners covering a six-day preliminary injunction hearing and numerous out-of-state depositions. He has also successfully defended constitutional challenges to several state statutes, including the Right to Farm Act (Indiana Code § 32-30-6-9), Indiana’s municipal dual-employment prohibition (Indiana Code § 3-5-9), and Indiana’s major political party statute (Indiana Code § 3-5-2-30). He was the lead trial court attorney on several significant cases impacting Indiana law, achieving favorable trial court decisions that were ultimately upheld on appeal. See West v. Office of Indiana Secretary of State, 54 N.E.3d 349 (Ind. 2016); Risk Metrics Corporation v. Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau, 85 N.E.3d 891 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017); Claussen v. Pence, 826 F.3d 381 (7th Cir. 2016); Nunez v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services, 817 F.3d 1042 (7th Cir. 2016).
In addition to his litigation practice, Brian was also legal counsel for several state agencies, including the Indiana Board of Medical Examiners, the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Indiana School for the Deaf, and the Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission.
College of Arts and Sciences
- Deputy Attorney General, Advisory Division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Jan 2019 – Oct. 2020
- Among other duties, Brian was legal counsel for the following agencies:
- Indiana Board of Medical Examiners
- Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
- Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Indiana School for the Deaf
- Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC)
- Associate Attorney, Stephenson Morow & Semler, March 2017–Jan. 2019
- Deputy Attorney General, Litigation Division of the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, Nov. 2013–March 2017
- Caseworker, StoneBelt, May 2007–Aug. 2010
- Wedding bartender, May 2007–Aug. 2010
- Eagle Scout
- Certificate of Dedication in Litigation, Indiana Office of the Attorney General, 2015
Admitted to Bar
- 2013 Indiana
- 2012 United States Patent and Trademark Office - Registered Patent Agent
- 2013 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- 2013 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- 2018 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Civic Engagement / Volunteerism
Member, Indiana University Asian Alumni Association
Brian is married to his beautiful wife, Becky, and they have two young girls who are roughly two years apart. Thus, he has extensive experience in toddler dispute resolution. Among other things, he has mediated complex sibling disagreements involving: property right disputes over Bob the Koala, where one party asserts ownership via legal title (“Nana gave it to me for my birthday”) vs. a claim of ownership via possession (“I was playing with it first”); resolving whether “I’m not touching you” meets the elements of assault; and how to apportion liability for a rug that’s been smeared with play dough, where co-defendants jointly deny liability under oath (“I promise I didn’t do it”), further complicated by the assertion of a non-party affirmative defense (“the dog did it”).
"Anyone can cook." ~ Auguste Gusteau
Golf & Cooking