William “Bill” Brian, chair of the Durham Chamber Board of Directors has been named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Brian was recognized for his work in eminent domain and condemnation law; land use and zoning law; land use and zoning litigation law and real estate litigation law.

Brian co-founded Morningstar Law Group where he is currently a partner. He has served on numerous committees and boards, including the N.C. Bar Association Zoning, Planning and Land Use Executive Committee, the Durham City/County Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Triangle Land Conservancy. Brian has been engaged with the Durham Chamber of Commerce for more than 25 years, including serving on the Board of Directors, Public Policy Committee, Executive Committee and the Local Government  Committee.

He is a highly sought after presenter and speaker at law schools and national conferences and is a member of the N.C. Bar Association.  Brian is a graduate of Duke University where he earned a juris doctorate.

In addition to Brian, six other Morningstar Law Group partners were named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list: Patrick Byker; Amie Flowers Carmack; Kenneth Carroll; Gene Jones; Mack Paul and Stephanie Powell.

Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on peer-review survey of more than 4 million evaluations by top attorneys in the country. The list is considered the “most respected list of attorneys in practice.”