Bryan focuses his practice on toxic tort, product liability and business litigation. A member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Bryan defends chemical and petrochemical manufacturers and is extensively involved in single plaintiff, mass tort, multidistrict and class action litigation alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos, benzene and various solvents. He plays a leading role in managing large joint defense groups comprising a variety of national corporations. Bryan also handles product liability matters for clients in the construction materials industry.
Bryan represents several Fortune 500 corporations and has defended clients in some of the most plaintiff-friendly venues in the country, including the City of St. Louis and Jackson County, Mo., Madison County and Cook County, Ill., as well as in California, Washington, Maryland and Iowa. Bryan’s industry experience includes:
Bryan served as the Chief Prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (South Carolina) in 1999. He was also on the Marine trial team that prosecuted two Marine aviators involved in an Italian cable car strike. In November 2001, Bryan was mobilized by the Marine Corps for service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his eight-month mobilization, he worked on numerous legal issues, including the status of detainees captured in Afghanistan, procedures for military tribunals and the Walker Lindh investigation.