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Bryan P. Tyson

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I chose to practice at Taylor English because the firm has a vision that allows for creatively serving clients. Having the flexibility to partner with clients on achieving their goals while also having broad experience across the firm is the ideal combination to ensure we are able to achieve my clients’ goals.

Bryan P. Tyson focuses on civil litigation, appellate litigation, election law, and government. He primarily represents governments, candidates, and companies in election and campaign finance matters.

Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in the state. He was appointed to that position by Governor Nathan Deal. As Executive Director, he was responsible for overseeing more than 500 attorney employees, 200 attorneys working under contracts, and 400 staff and investigators in 43 judicial circuits across the state. He secured funding increases of more than $11 million, ended litigation against the agency, and professionalized agency operations. He also personally visited every judicial circuit where GPDC operates.

Before serving at GPDC, Mr. Tyson was an associate at a litigation boutique, where he focused on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court. With other lawyers in the firm, Mr. Tyson advised the Georgia General Assembly during its 2011 redistricting process and was appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General to assist in securing federal approval of all three redistricting plans adopted by the legislature during its special session. He has represented clients before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to admission to the bar, he worked in the Georgia General Assembly, most recently with the office of the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. Following his work in the Georgia General Assembly, Mr. Tyson served as a policy aide to former Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tyson was awarded the 2017 Indigent Defense Award from the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was also selected as one of five finalists for the Fulton County Daily Reports 2015 Attorney of the Year award and was selected for inclusion in the 2011, 2014, and 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers-Rising Stars lists.


State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of California

Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, Member

Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Chair, 2014-2015, Member

Governor’s Appellate Jurisdiction Review Commission, 2015

Federalist Society, Executive Board Member

Emory University Board of Visitors, Member

American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network, Member

Republican National Lawyers Association, Member

The Georgia Resource Center, Inc., Board of Directors


Speaking Engagements



Oak Brook College of Law, JD, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions



Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States Supreme Court

California Supreme Court

California State Courts


Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Indigent Defense Award, 2017

Fulton County Daily Report, Attorney of the Year, Finalist, 2015

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011, 2014-2015