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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


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Annemarie Pantazis

    Bryan Tyson is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He has an expansive understanding of employment law, ERISA, short term disability, long term disability and health insurance. In addition to providing outstanding representation to his clients, Bryan is also a valuable resource to other attorneys in the community. I have no hesitation in giving him the highest of ratings.


    Annemarie Pantazis Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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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

Contact info

Marcellino & Tyson PLLC

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


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199611/07/2015
TXInactive 200310/19/2015
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
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
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 BarMember2004 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
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.
Scism v. Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. Long Term Disability Plan and Hartford Life Insurance Co., 3:13-cv-667 (W.D.N.C. 2013)Insurance company reversed its denial and awarded client full benefits
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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 BenefitsN/A2002
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor with Honors1996
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceN/A1993