Bryan has literally worked in personal injury law his entire adult life. He was born and raised in north Knoxville. In 1988, just two years out of high school, he began clerking for one of Tennessee’s top personal injury litigation firms. While studying economics and religion at Carson-Newman College, Bryan was promoted to firm administrator. He managed the firm while obtaining his Master of Business Administration and law degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Since graduating law school in 1999, Bryan has worked tirelessly on behalf of injured Tennesseans and for consumers harmed by unscrupulous insurers and corporations. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee and in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia. He has handled cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Bryan’s energy, ethics and commitment to injured clients has been recognized by his peers. He served for six years as a hearing panel member for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. In 2011 he was elected President of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) which is the state’s premier organization of plaintiff trial attorneys. In that role he has fought, and will continue to fight, the Legislature’s efforts to strip away our constitutional right to trial by jury and to protect access to the courthouse for injured workers and citizens.
When Bryan is not practicing law, his focus is on family, community and his hobbies. Bryan is married and has two stepdaughters. They enjoy traveling and spending time in the outdoors. In the winter they frequent the Smoky Mountains. Much of the summer is spent boating on Norris Lake and growing heirloom tomatoes and vegetables at home.
Bryan and his entire family are committed to serving others. In addition to volunteering in the community, Bryan has for years served as an ombudsman with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). In that role he helps our service men and women regain their pre-deployment jobs. His wife works for the Tennessee Court of Appeals and volunteers with Good Will and KARM. Bryan’s oldest stepdaughter is a dedicated cardiac nurse, and his youngest is studying to be an occupational therapist. Bryan simply believes that a life of service to others is the most rewarding life of all.