ATTORNEY BIO
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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Assistant
Mary Armstong
Legal Assistant
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Bryan is a member of LGWM's General Liability and Environmental Law Practice Groups. Bryan has broad experience defending individuals and corporations in product defect, premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death claims. He also spends a substantial amount of time defending environmental tort claims on behalf of engineers, general contractors, chemical corporations, and other entities involved in manufacture or distribution of hazardous materials. Bryan also has experience representing clients in labor and employment matters, including claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes.

Admitted
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D., 2008
- Member, Phi Delta Phi
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Society
- Participant, Vanderbilt Legal Clinic
- Recipient, Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Liability

InsuranceUniversity of Alabama
magna cum laude, B.A. in Political Science, 2005
- Recipient, Alabama Forensics Council Scholarship
- Participant, University Honors Program
CASES OF NOTE
Labor and Employment:
  • Defended a government contractor operating on Redstone Arsenal against race discrimination and hostile work environment claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and claims brought under the False Claims Act. The plaintiff alleged the government contractor was defrauding the federal government by falsely billing labor hours and failed to adequately address acts of racial harassment in the workplace. All claims were dismissed at summary judgment.
  • Defended a public university against allegations of sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII. Plaintiffs alleged that the university had a pattern and practice of sex discrimination and retaliated against employees that participated in an EEOC investigation. All claims were dismissed at summary judgment.
Environmental:
  • Defended a company providing disaster response and derailment services against claims arising from its involvement in the repair of a railroad following a train derailment and oil spill in Aliceville, Alabama. Plaintiffs, owners of property adjacent to the railroad, alleged the company used soil contaminated with oil to reconstruct a track bed and asserted claims arising under the Clean Water Act and state law.
  • Defended a chemical distributor against tort claims brought by a municipality that alleged its water supply was contaminated with PFOS and PFOA discharged in the process of carpet manufacturing. The distributor was alleged to have sold chemical products containing PFOS and PFOA, which were ultimately discharged into the Coosa River.
General Liability:
  • Defended a fast food franchisee against claims a customer brought pursuant to Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiff alleged African-American customers were denied access to public accommodations as the restaurant refused to serve them. All claims were dismissed at summary judgment.
  • Defended a government contractor in a wrongful death suit arising from the contractor’s alleged negligence in maintaining a HVAC system. The plaintiff alleged her husband contracted Legionnaires’ disease as a result of exposure to legionella bacteria from a cooling tower that was not properly treated.
  • Defended a private company administering probation services for a municipal court against claims arising under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Plaintiffs alleged the defended conspired with the municipality to extort fines and fees from indigent offenders and imprisoned them for their inability to pay.
  • Defended a government contractor in a products liability case arising from its alleged role in procuring a paper disintegrator used to destroy classified government documents. The plaintiff alleged he was struck in the leg by a fan blade that was ejected from the paper disintegrator when the equipment was powered on for the first time. Following resolution of the plaintiff’s claims, we successfully successfully tried a cross-claim for indemnity against a co-defendant.
  • Defended the owners and operators of a golf course and country club in the Birmingham, Alabama area against claims of fraud asserted by over 200 homeowners living in the surrounding subdivision. Plaintiffs alleged the defendants made false representations, upon which they relied when purchasing their homes, that they would continually operate the golf course for at least 25 years.
  • Defended a private security company against tort claims arising from its alleged employment of a security guard involved in a homicide and attempted murder using a firearm issued by the company. The plaintiff alleged the company negligently hired and entrusted a firearm to a security guard with a violent criminal history.
REPORTED CASES
  • Sparks v. Sunshine Mills, Inc., 580 F. App’x 759, 761 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • San Francisco Residence Club, Inc. v. Baswell-Guthrie, 897 F. Supp. 2d 1122 (N.D. Ala. 2012).
  • Agee v. Chugach World Servs. Inc., No. 5:12-CV-2119-MHH, 2014 WL 5795555 (N.D. Ala. Sept. 30, 2014).
  • Mueller v. Chugach Fed. Sols., Inc., No. CIV.A. 12-S-00624-NE, 2014 WL 2891030 (N.D. Ala. June 25, 2014).
  • Wellington v. Chugach Fed. Sols., Inc., No. 5:13-CV-00765-JHE, 2014 WL 3734097 (N.D. Ala. June 13, 2014).
  • Smith v. Eike, No. 2:12CV85-MHT, 2013 WL 639187 (M.D. Ala. Jan. 9, 2013), report and recommendation adopted, No. 2:12CV85-MHT, 2013 WL 639134 (M.D. Ala. Feb. 20, 2013).
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