Brian joined Rolfes Henry in 2011, and serves the firm’s clients, and as the firm’s President, from our Florida offices. Brian has significant litigation and trial experience in the areas of insurance, fire science, and product liability. His practice has spanned the entire country, having served as national trial and coordinating counsel to several product manufacturers and a Fortune 500 insurer. Brian is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court mediator, and his mediation work is a growing aspect of his practice.
Brian is also nationally-recognized for his knowledge and experience on expert preclusion issues, having written and lectured extensively on the subject and having handled more than 150 Daubert-type challenges in cases throughout the United States. He represents hundreds of expert witnesses from a variety of fields, providing representation in areas such as expert fees, scope of work and retainer agreement disputes, discovery issues, and expert preclusion efforts. Brian has also served as an expert witness on the standard of care for attorneys handling fire science cases, and he is a frequent lecturer on fire science, expert preclusion, insurance, and product liability issues at conferences throughout the country.
Brian is one of only a handful of attorneys to achieve the Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator designation from the National Association of Fire Investigators. Brian’s extensive knowledge of fire science issues provides the firm’s clients with a strong competitive advantage in litigation involving damage and injury from fires. He is an Adjunct Instructor at both the National Fire Academy and the National Center for Explosives Training & Research. In 2017, Brian was named to the Technical Committee for NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, the seminal authority in the world of fire investigation methodology and process.
Brian is an AV®–rated lawyer through Martindale-Hubbell, and has been included in SuperLawyers multiple times since 2011.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1999
Mr. Henry graduated from law school ranked in the top fifteen percent in his class, serving as Research Editor of the Arkansas Law Review and as a member of UA’s traveling Moot Court team.
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Honors Program Graduate, 1996
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Masters’-Level Graduate Coursework (Biblical History), 2008-2009
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
Masters’-Level Graduate Coursework (Biblical Studies), 2013