Brian J. Feldman

Brian, who is Of Counsel to the Firm, focuses his practice on tax disputes and tax litigation. He has extensive litigation experience in the federal tax arena, and has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal courts.

Before becoming Of Counsel to the Firm, Brian was a Senior Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he was lead counsel for many of the Tax Division’s most complex, large dollar cases. While with the Department of Justice, Brian was a 3-time recipient of the Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award. He also served as a Reviewer where he supervised the litigation work of approximately 30 other trial attorneys. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Brian worked as a Certified Public Accountant/Attorney for Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C.

Brian was elected in 2002 to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. In September 2013, Brian was appointed to the Maryland State Senate to fill a seat vacated by the incumbent Senator. In November 2014, he was elected to a full 4-year Senate term, and was re-elected in 2018.

Brian J. Feldman represents the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland State Senate. He is the Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and chairs its Energy and Public Utilities Subcommittee. Additionally, he is the Senate Chair of the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission and serves as a member of the Executive Nominations Committee and the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics. He is also a member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission.

Senator Feldman’s tenure in the General Assembly has been distinguished by his successful sponsorship of legislation to promote Maryland’s biotechnology sector, create green jobs while reaching renewable energy goals, advocate for individuals with developmental differences, and update and modernize Maryland’s corporate, business and insurance laws. At present, given his role as Senate Chair of the Health Insurance Coverage Commission, Mr. Feldman is at the center of the debate on health care coverage for Marylanders and prescription drug pricing.

Prior to being elected to the Maryland State Senate, Brian was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, serving on the House Economic Matters Committee and chairing its Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee. Additionally, Brian was appointed to the leadership position of House Parliamentarian and also served as the House Chair of the Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee and Chair of the Montgomery County House Delegation.

Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University. At present, Brian is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins, teaching graduate courses on state policy making and federalism, and at the University of Maryland, College Park, teaching a graduate course on Health Care Policy.

Numerous honors and awards have been conferred on Brian for his work in the legislature. Most recently, he received the Maryland League of Conservation Voters 2019 Climate Champion Award, the 2018 Legislator of the Year from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and the Women Legislators of Maryland recognized him as their 2018 Legislative Champion.

Currently, Brian sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Montgomery Hospice.

Brian and his wife, Janice, an attorney, have two children, Matthew and Rebecca, who both attended Montgomery County Public Schools.

Professional Licenses
and Designations

  • Attorney (Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Maryland)
  • Admitted to Appear Before the U.S. Tax Court
  • Admitted to Appear Before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to Appear Before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Admitted to Appear Before the Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland State Senate

Education

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Government, John Hopkins University
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Pennsylvania State University