Bryan was born and raised in Knoxville, and he has proudly worked on behalf of injured plaintiffs his entire adult life. At just age 19, while attending Carson-Newman University, Bryan was hired as a runner and copy clerk with one of Tennessee’s top plaintiff personal injury law firms. Upon graduating Carson-Newman with a degree in business and economics, he was promoted to be firm administrator, and he continued to manage the firm while obtaining M.B.A. and law degrees from the University of Tennessee.
Since graduating law school in 1999, Bryan has worked solely on behalf of injured Tennesseans handling nearly every type of plaintiff personal injury case. He has successfully litigated personal injury cases in both state and federal courts throughout Tennessee, in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia and before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Bryan’s commitment to highly competent, successful – and ethical – representation of injured clients has been widely recognized by his clients and his peers. Bryan received AVVO’s highest client/peer rating of 10/10. He was appointed to serve for six years as a hearing panel member for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Bryan trained as an ombudsman with the national program for U.S. veterans – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). He was honored to work with ESGR to help active-duty and retiring veterans successfully return to their pre-deployment jobs and career paths.
In 2012, Bryan was elected and served as president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) – the state’s premier organization of plaintiff trial attorneys. Then in 2018, Bryan was elected as president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) – a national organization of trial attorneys committed to preserving the 7th Amendment right to trial by jury and ethics in the practice of law. In 2018, Bryan was also selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) Top 100. NTL is an organization of the top 100 attorneys in each state who have a reputation and track record of exemplary ethics, litigation skills, and leadership.
Bryan is also proud to be a dedicated husband and father of two daughters. Bryan is very fortunate that his wife and daughters share his interests in traveling, boating, music, hiking/camping and gardening. He and his family can very often be found in the Smoky Mountains, on Norris Lake or traveling to attend a concert.
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.