Regarded by some as the Doogie Houser of the legal profession, Brian achieved fame at one of his Australian client's headquarters by wearing flip flops to work daily. Having eventually come to the conclusion that working in a law firm is no fun, he started Wcislo Law Group in 2016 with the modesty stated ambition of completely changing the way law is practiced.
Apart from his well-deserved reputation as a shameless self-promoter, Brian is actually a lawyer too. His expertise is in commercial litigation and product liability defense, and he does stuff like fending off hostile company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder derivative suits. Big workplace discrimination cases and some celebrity litigation too, but he doesn't like to mention it much. Brian is pragmatic, direct and confident, navigating our clients through the strange maze of complex company operating agreements to straightforward commerical results and no lawyerish crap along the way. He's versatile, endlessly accommodating and pretty much never in anything other than jeans and a tee shirt.
1. Successfully represented a shareholder and CEO against an attempted coup by partners and existing shareholders. Brian's client came to him after getting fired as CEO and kicked off the board. In a matter of thirty days, Brian successfully took the company back over, on behalf of his client, by navigating multiple complex operating agreements, which precipitated litigation in Federal Court in Ohio. Brian successfully obtained a Rule 12(b) motion ruling in his client's favor, effectively dismissing the case. Plaintiff appealed the adverse ruling and the case is currently on appeal and Plaintiff is simultaneously attempting to buy the company from his client.
2. Successfully represented a business owner in a shareholder derivative suit in Los Angeles, California, and obtained a $3M out of court settlement for his client.
3. Successfully defended an Australian company in Dallas, Texas, against claims for unpaid commissions in the past and future (in perpetuity), obtained a favorable settlement for clients that was a fraction of the claim amount.
4. Successfully defended a truck dealership in Dallas, Texas, in shareholder dispute regarding alleged breaches of the company's operating agreement, fraud, and civil theft. Obtained favorable settlement for client pre-trial.
5. Successfully defended a trucking company from a frivolous lawsuit relating to a consulting agreement. Brian obtained a $15,000 settlement on behalf of his client with the original claim amount totaling seven figures.
6. Successfully represented an individual in California claiming multiple EEOC violations and obtained a favorable pre-trial settlement for his client. Settlement terms are confidential.
7. Successfully represented an individual in Texas claiming multiple EEOC violations and obtained a favorable pre-trial settlement for his client. Settlement terms are confidential.
8. Successfully quarterbacked mergers and acquisitions of businesses on behalf of his clients in CA, OH, and TX.
- 2014 – J.D., Texas A&M; School of Law
- 2009 – B.B.S., Accounting & Supply Chain Management, Ohio State University
- State Bar of Texas, 2014
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Memberships & Activities
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Additional Coursework & Conference Attendance
- Products Liability Advisory Council, Inc. semi-annual conference, 2017, Dallas, Texas
- Products Liability Advisory Council, Inc. semi-annual conference, 2018, Washington D.C.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2023 Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star