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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. Employee Benefits: 50%
    15 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rachel Matesic

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rachel Matesic Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dominique "Missy" Koch

    Bryan is a smart, aggressive litigator that will protect client interests. He is effective inside and outside of the courtroom representing his clients. I endorse Bryan.


    Dominique Koch Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Marcellino & Tyson PLLC

1315 East Blvd. Ste 250
Charlotte, NC, 28203


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
TXInactive 200307/16/2016
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
Breyan v. U.S. Cotton, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144784 (W.D.N.C. 2013)Motion for Judgment on Pleadings denied
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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 Doctor1996
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science1993