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 is an election lawyer, focusing on representing governments, candidates, and companies in election and campaign finance matters.
Mr. Tyson led the litigation response to cases filed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, representing the State of Georgia and local election officials in defending the election results. Throughout 2019 and 2020, Mr. Tyson again defended the Georgia election system against dozens of lawsuits and no case in which he was involved resulted in a court-ordered change to Georgia election laws.
Currently, Mr. Tyson is leading the effort to defend Georgia’s election system as a Special Assistant Attorney General and is advising multiple states on the process of redistricting. Representative redistricting clients include the Georgia General Assembly and the Virginia Redistricting Commission.
Before returning to his election practice in 2018, 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 then-Governor Nathan Deal and 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.
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 assisted in securing federal approval of the redistricting plans adopted by the legislature.
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
- Guest Lecturer, “Leadership and Organizational Behavior”, Master of Public Administration program for Dr. Karen Owen, Reinhardt University2016
- Moderator, “Professionalism in the Appellate Process”, included the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals Judges2014
- “Ethical Obligations of Legislative Staff Lawyers”, Georgia Legislative Attorney CLE2014
- “Higher Education Law Update”, Georgia Independent Colleges Association2014
- “Emerging Legal Issues for Universities”, Georgia Independent Colleges Association2014
- “Developments in Voting Rights Act Section 2 Litigation”, Government Law CLE2014
- “Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, and Gifts”, Georgia State Senate2013
- “What You Need to Know: 2014 Ethics”, Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association2013
- “HIPAA – What Is It and Why Do We Care?”, Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy, Emory University2011
- Guest Lecturer," Redistricting for Dr. Charles Bullock", University of Georgia,Legislative Politics class2011
- April 26, 2021
- November 2, 2020
- October 20, 2020
- "Judge Denies Petition to Remove Stonecrest Councilwoman Over Absences," Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSeptember 30, 2020
- "Fix Coming to Georgia Touchscreens to Restore Missing Senate Candidates," Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSeptember 28, 2020
- September 10, 2020
- August 17, 2020
- April 14, 2020
- "Judge Rules Gwinnett Doesn’t Have to Open Early-Voting Locations Sooner," Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMarch 3, 2020
- February 15, 2020
- February 12, 2020
- December 27, 2019
- September 25, 2019
- Prominent Political Lawyers Regroup at Taylor English From Strickland Brockington Lewis, Daily ReportMarch 18, 2019
- Taylor English, Taylor English Decisions Names New Lawyers, Marietta Daily Journal, Metro Atlanta CEO, and Mid-Market ReportMarch 7, 2019
- State rep. wins challenge, judge orders 3rd election, Fox 5 NewsFebruary 2, 2019
- Voting Machines and Anomalies Take Center Stage in Trial Contesting Lt. Gov.’s Election, Daily ReportJanuary 17, 2019
- 7th District: Bourdeaux concedes following recounts, Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionNovember 21, 2018
- VERIFY: Trump rally by the numbers, 13 WMAZ-TVNovember 5, 2018
- Legal Brawl Marks Race to Replace Ga. House Judiciary Chairman, Daily ReportOctober 15, 2018
- City solicitor says there’s ‘nothing illegal’ about reducing fines to get people to vote, WSB-TV NewsOctober 11, 2018
- Did prosecutor violate election laws in courtroom voter registration push?, Fox 5 NewsOctober 10, 2018
- Top Public Defender, Returning to Law Firm Life, Points Up 'Contrast' at Office He Leaves Behind, Daily ReportAugust 2, 2018
- Georgia Prosecutors, Public Defenders Keep Their Eye on Salaries, Daily ReportJuly 6, 2018
- Too broke for bail? Tell the judge, and he may give you a break, Macon TelegraphMarch 13, 2018
Oak Brook College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
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
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022
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