Brian D. Kerns



Medina, OH Cleveland, OH

Brian Kerns is a Shareholder who joined the firm in 2014.  He operates the firm’s Medina, Ohio, office.  Mr. Kerns has vast and varied experience handling complex and catastrophic injury litigation.  Mr. Kerns’ 3 decades of legal practice have been marked by candor and fairness with all parties.  His solid reputation among the bench and bar in Northern Ohio is the result of a career spent practicing law by the Golden Rule.  Mr. Kerns is a past president of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) and past president of the Medina County Bar Association.  He is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Areas Of Practice

General Liability

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987

U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio - J.D. - 1986

Ohio University - B.S. - 1982

Honors and Awards

Fraud Ace Award, State Auto Insurance Companies, March 3, 2003 - Present

Fraud Ace Award, State Auto Insurance Companies, March 12, 2004 - Present

Outstanding Committee Chariperson, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2008 - Present

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008 - Present

Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2007 - 2009

Claim Litigation Management Professional, Designation by Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2011 - Present

Leadership Medina County, Fellow, 2013 - 2014

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2024

AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell/ Lexis-Nexis, 2013 - 2018