John H. Bryan, Attorney at Law

John H. Bryan is a prominent West Virginia civil rights lawyer who not only defends people in criminal courtrooms statewide, but also is one of the top police misconduct attorneys in West Virginia, frequently suing police departments and the State for excessive force and other civil rights violations.  He frequently handles high profile cases.  He has tried jury trials in magistrate courts, circuit courts, and federal courts throughout West Virginia.  He has argued cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  He is a frequent lecturer to attorneys and government officials on the topic of police misconduct litigation.

Phone: (304) 772-4999

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J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2006

B.A., Political Science, University of Central Florida, 2003

Prior Experience:

Wake County District Attorney’s Office – Raleigh, NC

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section – Washington, D.C.

UNC-CH Law Criminal Defense Clinic – Durham, NC