Bryan is the co-leader of the firm’s Transportation Industry Group. He is a well-rounded litigator with national experience in a wide range of industries including transportation, retail, construction equipment, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Bryan's practice is centered upon understanding clients' business needs and legal challenges, ultimately balancing the two to deliver favorable business results and litigation outcomes.
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 as well as a major technology platform.
Bryan was a key driver in creating a litigation management dashboard with analytics components to give clients greater insights and predictability into their litigation.
Bryan serves as a member of the firm’s Finance Committee and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
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.
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 major retailer engaged in a real estate dispute, where summary judgment was awarded on behalf of the retailer in Federal District Court
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.
Board of Trustees, National Aviary
Member, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
Named, "Pennsylvania Trailblazer," The Legal Intelligencer, 2020
Named "MCCA Rainmaker," Minority Corporate Counsel Association, 2020
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, 2011-2019
The Legal Intelligencer Names McGuireWoods Partner Bryan Brantley a Pennsylvania Trailblazer
November 24, 2020
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Honors Bryan Brantley as 2020 Rainmaker
June 1, 2020
McGuireWoods Pittsburgh Lawyers Named Among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and ‘Rising Stars’
May 15, 2015
McGuireWoods Names Pittsburgh Partner Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
March 6, 2014