Bryan C. Brantley


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  • Duquesne University, School of Law, JD, 2004
  • Youngstown State University, BA, 2001
  • Pennsylvania

Board of Trustees, National Aviary

Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

A well-rounded litigator with national experience, Bryan co-leads the Transportation Industry Team. His practice is centered upon understanding clients’ business needs and ultimately providing favorable business results across multiple industry sectors, including retail, construction equipment, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Bryan has successfully resolved client’s issues through dispositive motions, mediation, arbitration and favorable settlements. He currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel and manages a significant portfolio of litigation for a Fortune 50 transportation company.

In 2014, Bryan was elected as a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization dedicated to identifying strong, diverse talent in the legal profession and providing them with leadership opportunities. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Student Award, Katie Elizabeth Westbrook Award and CALI Excellence Award for the Future in Trial Advocacy. While earning his law degree, he was honored as a member of the Order of the Barristers.

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Bryan C Brantley
T: +1 412 667 7983F: +1 412 667 7971Tower Two-Sixty
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

Representation of a product manufacturer in Federal District Court in Puerto Rico in which plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $10,000,000 for injuries sustained as a result of an alleged product defect; obtained dismissal. Also represented the manufacturer in catastrophic injury cases in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Representation of a prefabricated steel building manufacturer in a New York state court where plaintiffs sought damages as a result of alleged product failure; obtained summary judgment after oral argument.

Representation of a rough-terrain forklift manufacturer in wrongful death suit brought in a Maryland state court where plaintiffs alleged design and manufacturing defects; obtained dismissal.

Representation of a pharmaceutical manufacturer for claims based on failure to warn of dangers of prescription drugs in wrongful death suit; obtained summary judgment by raising the learned intermediary doctrine.

Representation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in wrongful death suit; obtained summary judgment on breach of warranty and misrepresentation claims.

Representation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, securing complete defense verdict in Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.

Representation of a manufacturer of steel wires involved in multiparty litigation where plaintiff claimed severe closed head injuries as result of a fall; secured favorable outcome.

Representation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, serving on national coordinating counsel team that directs multidistrict litigation.

Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Product Liability, Mass Tort And Class Action: Automotive/Transport, Pennsylvania, Legal 500 US, 2017

Named to “Pennsylvania Rising Stars,” Personal Injury Defense: Products, Business Litigation, Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2013

Moderator, "Science and Technology in the Courtroom - Tips from the Experts," Transportation Megaconference XIII: Trucking and Motor Carrier Litigation, American Bar Association and TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee., March 10, 2017
Speaker, "Product Liability Preemption: Analyzing the Supreme Court’s New Decisions - Strategies for Asserting Preemption in an Uncertain Landscape," Strafford Webinar, August 16, 2011