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, Member
Emory University Board of Visitors, Member
American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network, Member
Republican National Lawyers Association, Member
- 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
- “Developments in Voting Rights Act Section 2 Litigation”, Government Law CLE2014
- “Emerging Legal Issues for Universities”, Georgia Independent Colleges Association2014
- “Higher Education Law Update”, Georgia Independent Colleges Association2014
- “What You Need to Know: 2014 Ethics”, Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association2013
- “Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, and Gifts”, Georgia State Senate2013
- “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
- 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
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