"Bryan's knowledge of the facts and his presentation to the jury were exceptional," said client and Turbines' President Peg Mills. "His personal commitment to understanding our business and its products and services is what sets him apart in my mind."
As a trial attorney, Bryan’s focus is on case winning strategies and achieving results. His first priority is to understand his client’s objectives – what do they consider a win. He then works with his clients to develop a strategy to not only win, but to do so in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Clients rely on Bryan to handle complex litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country because of his tenacious quest to understand their business, discover and understand the facts at issue, effectively present and argue in court, and his ability and desire to win.
Bryan has extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex litigation, including cases involving master supply agreements, breach of contract claims, design defects, intellectual property disputes, theft of trade secrets and fraud. He handles matters involving manufacturing defects and product liability issues for aircraft and commercial/industrial machines, and leads investigations to determine causation and potential liability before litigation has commenced. He also represents clients in connection with bid protests and government contracts claims and disputes.
Bryan has represented clients in every facet of the aviation and aerospace industry for over 15 years, including original equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers, airlines, Part 135 operators, corporate flight departments, fixed base operators, Part 145 repair stations and more. He has extensive experience representing companies in a broad range of other industries, from software/IT to health care, and everything in between.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Bryan served as a police officer. He gained experience conducting investigations, interviewing witnesses, maintaining situational awareness, and making real time decisions under high stress situations. Bryan is also a pilot (Single Engine Land) and avid scuba diver.
As an experienced trial attorney, Bryan recognizes that most disputes are resolved short of trial, but he approaches every matter as if it will be tried to a jury. This mindset ensures the case is handled in a strategic and deliberate manner from the onset. This ensures his client is informed and in the best position to achieve its goals. And if the matter cannot be resolved short of the courthouse, the case is properly prepared to go before a jury. Combined with focused preparation, and actual trial experience, Bryan has achieved excellent results out of the courthouse and numerous wins at trial. Bryan has tried 15 cases in state and federal courts across the country, eight as first chair.
In 2017, he successfully represented a manufacturer of turbine component parts against breach of contract claims seeking over $60 million in damages relating to a master supply agreement and whether parts met specifications and were properly manufactured.
Represented an aerospace client seeking damages for the breach of a master supply agreement and potential theft of trade secrets relating to a military aircraft program.
In 2019, he obtained a directed verdict after two-week jury trial in a Texas State Court in El Paso, Texas for an aviation client accused of negligence and unsafe work conditions.
He successfully managed all litigation and claims for a captive insurance company owned and operated by over 200 Part 145 repair stations.
In 2016, he obtained a Top 100 verdict in Texas on behalf of a business client in a trademark infringement case according to topverdict.com.
In 2019, he obtained a defense verdict following a one-week jury trial in State District Court of Butte County, California for client in breach of contract and products liability action related to the manufacture and installation of an engine kit for aircraft.
He successfully represented an offshore helicopter operator in numerous cases involving claims related to its operations, including multiple jury trials in state and federal courts.
In 2018, he obtained a take-nothing judgment in United States District Court for the Southern District of California following a two-week jury trial on behalf of client against claims of fraud and breach of contract in regards to the sale of multiple aircraft engines.
In 2018, he successfully represented an aviation client, obtaining dismissal at conclusion of the first week of a scheduled two-week bench trial in California State District Court, Los Angeles County for breach of contract.
He has successfully represented several airlines against claims brought under the Montreal Convention.
News & Insights
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- Press Release09.28.2020
"Master Service Agreements Can Mitigate Manufacturing Risks," Law360, September 2023
"Get the Goods – Replace Standard Terms & Conditions with an MSA to Mitigate Risk," Association of Corporate Counsel
Named to the "Texas Rising Stars" as selected by Super Lawyers and published in Texas Monthly 2010-2019
Named a 2019 top rated Aviation and Aerospace attorney by Texas Super Lawyers
Has argued at the Supreme Court of Texas.
Practices & Industries
- Court of Appeals for the Eighth District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2007
St. Edward's University, B.A., Criminal Justice, 2000