BRIAN D. FLAGLER

MANAGING PARTNER

Before founding the firm, Brian served as Vice President of Administration & General Counsel of Multnomah Publishers, where he led the human resources, information technology and operations departments, was responsible for all corporate legal matters for the company, and served as a member of Multnomah’s executive leadership team.  Previously, Brian practiced intellectual property and corporate law in the Portland, Oregon office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Troutman Sanders LLP.  Brian also served as an adjunct instructor of intellectual property law at Clayton College & State University. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Brian and his wife Amy have three sons and enjoy hiking the mountain trails and paddling the many rivers and lakes surrounding Asheville.

Brian launched the firm in response to a sermon on John 15, feeling called to “bear fruit” through more than one Christian publishing organization. He would enjoy the opportunity to share the full story with you personally over a cup of coffee at the next conference or publishing industry event.

CRAIG A. GIPSON

ASSOCIATE

Craig Gipson represents publishers and distributors of Christian media as an associate in the Bend, Oregon office of Flagler Law Group. Before joining the Flagler Law Group team in 2011, Craig practiced education and real estate law with Brackett & Ellis in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas in 2005 and The University of Texas School of Law in 2008. He and his wife Jessie have two sons and enjoy reading, sports, and outdoor activities.

Maria Douglas

MARIA DOUGLASS

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Prior to joining Flagler Law Group in 2019, Maria Douglass was a licensing and technology transfer professional working in a variety of challenging international contexts. Among them, she led efforts to counter the threat of bioterrorism through the transformation of former Soviet biological weapons research and development capacities under the Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 107-117) for the U.S. Department of State. In her spare time, Maria enjoys trout fishing and beekeeping, and she is pursuing graduate studies toward earning her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech.

GAYLE SAWYER

PARALEGAL AND OFFICE MANAGER

Prior to working at Flagler Law Group, Gayle Sawyer was employed in the legal department of Multnomah Publishers in Sisters, Oregon.  She joined Brian at Flagler Law Group in 2006 and serves as paralegal and general office manager.  In her spare time she reads a lot and likes to explore the wilderness right outside of town.

History of Our Firm

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OUR CALLING IS TO HELP YOU PURSUE YOUR MISSION WITH CONFIDENCE

We have the experience of a large law firm without the associated large firm overhead. That enables us to provide high-quality, efficient legal representation and to focus our attention on the issues that are truly significant to our clients’ goals.