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Gary TJ Bryant

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    15 years, 1,200 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    15 years, 600 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    10 years

Gary T.J. Bryant graduated 4th in his class at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2009.  He served the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney from 2009 until 2015.  He has extensive felony trial experience including capital sexual battery, attempted murder, child pornography and armed robbery.  He has handled numerous high profile cases including the prosecution of an Orange Park High School football player for sexual battery.  He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Clay County Bar Association.  You can reach Gary T.J. Bryant at.


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Ellis and Bryant, PA
205 N Washington St
Jacksonville, FL, 32202-2808

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Posted by Ben | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely grateful Scientist
I had incurred several traffic violations that caused me to lose my license and potentially face prison time. I simply hoped Tj Bryant and his firm could keep me out of jail or worse. They did more than that they were able to even get me my license back. Class, pure class. Up there with the best of them.
Posted by Brian | April 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very insightful backed with experience and integrity.
My first contact with the Law office of Ellis and Bryant was via phone. I called and was greeted by Ms. Ellis, right off the bat that was a great first impression. I explained my circumstance to her and after listening she invited me to the office for a better understanding of my situation and what I was looking for. Once I arrived at the office I was greeted by both Ms. Ellis and Mr. Bryant. After listening to my concerns they both explained to me the different avenues that could be taken and some possible scenarios that could play out. After leaving the office I knew I had made the right choice choosing Elli and Bryant their honest and in-depth knowledge gave me a new perspective about my circumstance. Not only were they looking out for me but also my family and things that could play out in the future. On my ride home I received a phone call from Ms. Ellis letting me know if I had any further questions or concerns to feel free to call either one of them any time. The honesty and knowledge of these two individuals helped me tremendously, I’m happy with the choice I made and if ever a problem arises in the future I can guarantee I will be contacting them again for help. Thank you both very much Brain
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Posted by Reneé | June 17, 2015
Hired TJ for my daughter's case
We had an excellent experience with TJ as our Lawyer. I couldn't be happier with the out come for my daughter's case. He was able to have her new charges along with her violatation of probation dropped. I highly recommend TJ to anyone who is looking for an honest & hard working lawyer. Thank you again TJ for your excellent service!
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Posted by Dan | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible Experience, Stay Away!
I had to fire Samantha Ellis and Gary Bryant soon after hiring them because I felt they were mishandling my case, lacking in communication and competence, not doing what was discussed, not providing me with billing statements, and taking too long to get anything done. They also kept my entire retainer fee, and never provided me with any billing statements even after I fired them. I regret ever having anything to do with them, and feel like I was robbed after dealing with them. Stay away! Update: See Google and Facebook for the full uncensored review. These lawyers keep trying to censor the review on this site.
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Response from Gary Bryant March 19, 2021
Lawyer confidentiality obligations prevent me from correcting the factual background and inaccuracies in this post. We are very proud of our track record of client satisfaction and favorable results.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Ellis and Bryant, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2015


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic battery arrest dropped
  • New case dropped and probation reinstated.
  • DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
  • I successfully convinced the prosecutor to amend the charge to Reckless driving


  • Florida Juvenile Rules Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award for Advanced Labor Law
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • 2009
  • Book award for Labor Law
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • 2008
  • Book Award for legal research and writing
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • 2006


  • Florida Landlord Tenant CLE
  • Update to Landlord and Tenant Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Southside Business Association Meeting
  • Top Five Divorce Consideration
  • 2016
  • Practicing with Professionalism
  • Professionalism as a young lawyer
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Gary
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"TJ is a great guy and a strong advocate for his clients. Definitely recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Bryant to be an excellent trial lawyer. In my experience, he is always well prepared, highly knowledgeable of the law, and willing to stand up to adversity. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Bryant in both Duval and Clay Counties. At the time, he was an Assistant State Attorney and I was an Assistant Public Defender. Although we both had large caseloads, I could rely on Mr. Bryant to be prepared. As a defense lawyer it is important to face a prosecutor who is not only smart but also compassionate. My experiences with Mr. Bryant were always positive and I'm confident he will serve his clients well."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. TJ Bryant is an experienced attorney that really cares about his clients. Having the experience of working as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Bryant is uniquely qualified to assist his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Bryant to anyone who has need of an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with TJ Bryant for over five years on hundreds of cases and would highly recommend him for any and all legal services."
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Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer Gary TJ Bryant
Gary TJ Bryant
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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