Brien Law, LLC is wholly-owned by Russell A. Brien. Russ, a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, has been practicing law since 1993. His practice has been broad based, including work in general business, bankruptcy, municipal, corporate, securities and real estate.
In addition to his active Indian law practice, Russ frequently speaks on Indian law and reservation-based economic development at seminars across the country. In his business and finance practice, Russ has represented one of the largest servicers of commercial mortgage loans in North America. During his career, Russ has represented issuers, sellers and servicers in securitization transactions involving the issuance, on an aggregate basis, of over $150 billion in securities backed by mortgage loans. In connection with this practice, Russ is listed in the Best Lawyers in America
for Structured Finance Law.
Russ graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1992. During his time in Ann Arbor, Russ was an active member of the Native American Law Students Association, serving as President during the 1991-1992 academic year. Russ earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 1989, where he was recognized as a Summerfield Scholar.
Russ is married to Kimberly and they have two children in high school. He enjoys keeping up with his teenagers? academic, athletic, musical and theatrical pursuits. Currently, Russ and Kimberly are restoring the house built by his great-grandfather on the family allotment on his tribe?s reservation near White Cloud, Kansas.
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