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Bryan Tyson

Bryan Tyson

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, Family, Personal Injury, Employment & Labor

About Me

Bryan believes strongly that individuals and small businesses deserve the same aggressive and vigorous representation that large corporations and insurance companies receive.   


Bryan represents individuals in employee benefit matters throughout North Carolina, including long and short-term disability claims, health coverage claims, severance plans, executive compensation matters (such as bonus, stock and incentive plans), and retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, pension plans and ESOPs).  


Bryan also represents individuals and small businesses in employment law matters, including issues related to termination of employees, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, non-competition and trade secret litigation, and severance/employment agreements. 


Along with his partner, Matthew Marcellino, Bryan assists clients in personal injury and family law matters.  



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
    17 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    5 years
  3. Family: 25%
    1 year
  4. Employee Benefits: 25%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    Bryan and I worked in the same law firm previously. He is one of the smartest, most down-to-earth lawyers that I know. He has a very practical approach that lends itself to resolving matters, but also has the skill, knowledge and experience that allow him to win in court. I do not hesitate to recommend him.


    Russell Traw
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David Andrew Bain

    I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Bryan for more than twenty years. Through his work, Bryan has developed a deep knowledge of the law governing employee benefits, and he is always the first person I call when I have a question about employment law. We’ve worked on cases together, and I can tell you that he truly cares for his clients and takes their concerns to heart. It’s these insights that make him such an effective advocate, and I wholeheartedly recommend him today just as I have countless times in the past.


    David Bain Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Marcellino & Tyson PLLC

200 Providence Rd Ste 250
Charlotte, NC, 28207-1437


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/06/2015
TXInactive 200305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Charlotte's FinestCreative Loafing/Proactive Resources2015

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMarcellino & Tyson, PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerBryan L. Tyson, PLLC2010 - 2014
Of CounselKilpatrick Stockton, LLP2008 - 2010
Of CounselWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice2003 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2015 - Present
North Carolina State BarMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
L.B. v. United Behavioral Health, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129403 (W.D.N.C. 2014)Full benefits and attorneys' fees awarded to client.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Taxation of Exempts 58Are Split-Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements Preferable to 457(f) Plans for Deferring Compensation?2005
Charlotte Business JournalNew rules for execs’ deferred comp2004
105 West Virginia Law Review 763Is the Merger of Participant-Directed 401(k) Plans Subject to ERISA’s Fiduciary Standards?: An Analysis of the Franklin v. First Union Litigation and Its Aftermath2003
Georgia Bar Journal, Volume 7, Number 1Under Lock and Key (and Covenant): Practical Aspects to Protecting Your Clients with Restrictive Employment Covenants2001
The Labor Lawyer (ABA), Volume 15, Number 3The FCRA and Workplace Investigations2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterCertificate in Employee BenefitsLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Georgetown University Law CenterEmployee BenefitsLL.M - Master of Laws with Distinction2002
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor with Honors1996
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science1993