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Bryan is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP and is an experienced trial attorney. To date, Bryan has first-chaired more than a dozen trials in State, Superior, and Magistrate Courts in Georgia. Prior to coming to the Firm, Bryan served as an assistant public defender and represented criminal defendants at all stages of litigation - from arrest through trial and appeal. Presently, Bryan works as an Associate in the Firm’s legal malpractice, professional liability, and premises liability groups. As an attorney, Bryan has been successful in many facets - motions practice, negotiating favorable settlements, appellate work, and in the courtroom.

Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability Experience

Bryan represents and advises attorneys and other professionals both in and out of court in various disputes with clients, customers, or disciplinary boards.

  • Bryan has secured dismissal or summary judgment in several legal malpractice suits for his attorney-clients, including cases seeking multimillion-dollar damages.

  • Bryan has authored successful appeals either upholding or securing victory for his client.

  • Bryan has helped attorneys and other professionals keep their licenses and livelihoods in tact in various disciplinary matters before the State Bar and other respective disciplinary boards.

 Premises Liability Experience

Bryan actively represents businesses both large and small in various premises liability matters ranging from slip-and-fall cases, to unforeseen criminal acts, negligent security cases, and other claims affecting a premises owner or occupier.

  • Bryan has secured dismissal of several actions for his clients including security companies, pest control companies, and apartment complexes.

  • Bryan has obtained favorable settlements for his clients in both negligent security and pest control cases.


Practice areas


  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 60%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    6 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    9 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years

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Contact info

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

4000 Suntrust Plaza
303 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200611/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
BarristerBleckley Inns of Court2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP2009 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderAugust Judicial Circuit2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteN/A2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
The University of GeorgiaPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts (B.A.)2003