Daniel T. Brier

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Dan Brier concentrates his practice on the full range of complex civil and criminal cases relating to public corruption, professional liability, fraud, RICO, theft of trade secrets, health care, false claims, unfair and deceptive trade practices, criminal tax, financial crimes and class action litigation. He has represented many physicians, lawyers and public officials (elected and appointed) including two Leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a Supreme Court Justice and members of the minor Judiciary and an executive officer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in administrative proceedings, jury trials and on appeals. He is a founding partner of Myers Brier and Kelly, LLP, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In 2007 Dan prosecuted a civil claim against the Diocese of Scranton and obtained what The New York Times identified as “one of the largest individual awards made to a victim of sexual abuse by clergy members.” In 2011, together with MBK partner Donna A. Walsh, he obtained an eight figure settlement for a client against a public company in a theft of trade secrets and computer fraud and abuse act matter. In 2013, together with MBK partner Jack Dempsey, he obtained a $3.7 M verdict against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of an Iraqi combat veteran based on the VA’s failure to properly treat combat induced PTSD. This was the first verdict against the VA for failure to properly treat PTSD.

Every year since 2011 Dan has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.” In 2013 American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubble selected Dan as “Top Rated Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense Law.” He is a former Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. For more than ten years he has enjoyed the highest ranking available from his peers in the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory. Dan is a court-approved mediator for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice (23)

  • Civil Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • False Claims Act
  • Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Wire Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-309-6024  Phone
(570) 342-6100  Phone
(570) 342-6147  Fax
University Attended:
University of Scranton, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of PA; 1988, Pennsylvania; 1994, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1988, U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Securities Dealers (Member, Board of Arbitrators).
Birth Information:

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Scranton, Pennsylvania

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