Brian T. Deas


Brian Deas is a partner in Manley Deas Kochalski LLC. Following his graduation from law school, Brian served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable J. Craig Wright of the Ohio Supreme Court and to the Honorable John D. Holschuh of the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Brian also spent five years with another Columbus law firm as an associate working in the business group advising mutual funds, investment advisors, and business entities on securities and other business matters before co-founding the firm with Ted Manley in 2002. A third partner, Edward Kochalski, joined the firm the following year when it became MDK.

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Miami University, BS, 1988
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association