Skip to main content
John Spencer Bryan

John Spencer Bryan

also known as Spencer Bryan, Brian Spencer

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Discrimination, DUI & DWI, Wrongful Death

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About Me

Mr. Bryan represents clients in Oklahoma state and federal courts, at the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Bryan is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubble.  His arguments to the Oklahoma Supreme Court resulted in the seminal decision in Bosh v. Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority, 305 P.3d 994 (Okla. 2013).


Photos and Videos

4235313 1423746607

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Civil Rights: 40%
    12 years, 100 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    12 years, 10 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    4 years
  5. Discrimination: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Aaron Alan Herbert

    Spencer is one of the most knowledgeable and zealous advocates for his clients. He is the first attorney in Oklahoma to successfully argue for civil rights under the state constitution. I can endorse Spencer for all types of civil rights and criminal cases, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and gender discrimination, employment discrimination, and cases involving police misconduct and excessive force, and all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, premises liability, cases involving traumatic injuries. If you're looking for an attorney in or around Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Grove, Okmulgee, Norman, or Oklahoma City, you should call Spencer.


    Aaron Herbert Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC

9 East 4th Street.
Suite 307
Tulsa, OK, 74103



OKAuthorized to practice law200212/13/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2014
Tulsa Power AttorneysTulsa Business and Legal News2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarsSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBryan & Terrill Law, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyPaul Law Firm2008 - 2011
AttorneyBest and Sharp2002 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oklahoma Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeExecutive Committee Member, Civil RightsN/A
Oklahoma Association for JusticeN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Shero v. City of Grove, Okla., 510 F.3d 1196 (10th Cir. 2007)N/A
Torres v. Corrections, Corp. of America, 372 F.Supp.2d 1258 (N.D.Okla. 2005)N/A
Bosh v. Cherokee Governmental Building Authority, 305 P.3d 994 (Okla. 2013)N/A

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
The New YorkerSarah Stillman, “Get Out of Jail, Inc.”2014
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Section 1983 Claims – Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Needs2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
AIDS Coalition of TulsaAIDS and HIV Discrimination2011
Introductory LectureCivil Rights Litigation2006