College of William and Mary J.D. Marshall Wythe School of Law 2001
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
For over 16 years, Brian Muse has offered complete consultative guidance for clients navigating labor and employment law. By balancing a thoughtfulness and in-depth knowledge of the law, Brian’s principled, tailored support helps his clients address their unique business goals. His legal strengths lie in both litigation and counseling, and he supports an array of client needs including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. In addition, Brian has experience representing clients in labor matters, including unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB and Union grievances.
Brian is a member of Sands Anderson’s Community Association Team. He applies his experience advising employers to Associations of all sizes. Brian understands the unique business and legal needs of Associations and uses that knowledge to find practical solutions to employment and litigation issues.
Whether you’re facing lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act or navigating state law employment issues, Brian works with outcome-oriented efficiency. He takes the time to understand his client’s objectives and explores creative solutions. He assesses the complex relationship between your legal needs and business goals.
Viewed as a partnership, Brian pays attention to the culture your business promotes. He purposefully reflects each business’s unique history and specific future goals when representing his clients. He also provides onsite training and seminars related to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies to help your business stay on track and come out ahead.
After spending six-years supporting a global law firm in northern Virginia, Brian returned home to Williamsburg. He joined Sands Anderson in 2016 and serves clients in the Hampton Roads and Richmond markets.
Counseled employers on large-scale policy rollouts and misconduct investigations
Customized legal strategies for clients avoiding litigation and governmental investigations
Represented businesses in employment and discrimination claims in federal and state courts, including a matter before the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2016
Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management 2019 - 2020
Virginia Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor 2019
Virginia Super Lawyers, Law & Politics 2017-2018
Virginia Business magazine "Legal Elite" in Labor/Employment 2012-Present
"Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBiz Magazine, 2018-2019
Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2012-2015
Virginia Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Williamsburg Bar Association
Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
William & Mary Law School Adjunct Professor
Avalon, A Center for Women and Children Past Board Member
The First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula Past Board Member