Brian D. Barnas
Mr. Barnas is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Team and focuses his practice in insurance law. He has experience working on litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He has experience drafting motions, pleadings and briefs, as well as preparation for trial and oral arguments.
Prior to joining Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Mr. Barnas served as a law clerk for a small firm focusing on employment litigation and the representation of school districts and municipalities. He also served as an extern in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office Appeals Bureau where he responded to appellate briefs, drafted responses to post-verdict motions and completed multiple substantive research projects for the District Attorney.
He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History with highest distinction. He graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law summa cum laude, in the top 5% of his class, earning Cali Awards for Academic Excellence (top of class) in Copyrights, Insurance Law, Criminal Procedure I, and Criminal Procedure II. Mr. Barnas tied for the highest grade in the history of the Insurance Law course. He also served as an advanced legal research and writing teaching fellow and was a recipient of the Robert J. Connelly Award for excellence in Trial Technique.
Mr. Barnas is a member of the Erie County, New York State and American Bar Associations.