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Bruce R. Bryan

Bruce R. Bryan

Bruce R Bryan

Location:
Syracuse, New York
Phone:
(315) 849-9926
(877) 508-0368
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LEGAL PRACTICE:

BRUCE R. BRYAN, P.C., 1989 – Present
Syracuse, New York

Concentration in civil and criminal appellate practice. Complex legal issues, motions and arguments in trial litigation, Federal and State Courts.

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

O’hara & Hanlon, 1988-90
Syracuse, New York

  • Of Counsel. Trial and appellate litigation.

Blitman & King, 1986-89
Syracuse, New York

  • Trial and appellate litigation.

Moyle, Flannigan, Katz, Fitzgerald & Sheehan, 1984-86
West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Trial and appellate litigation.

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, 1984
Palm Beach, Florida

  • Intern

First Investors Corporation, 1980-82
120 Wall Street
New York, New York

  • Associate General Counsel to major corporation. Corporate, securities, pension, tax, real estate and business law. Mobilized support for legislation.

The Honorable Richard Owen, 1980
United States District Judge
Southern District of New York

  • Student clerk.

Spengler, Carlson, Gubar & Brodsky, 1979
200 Park Avenue
New York, New York

  • Summer Associate. Corporate and civil litigation.

United States Attorney’s Office, 1979
Southern District of New York

  • Law clerk.

Mandeville & Schweitzer, 1977
230 Park Avenue
New York, New York

  • Law clerk. Patent and trademark.

LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE:

“Hearing Loss Testing Act of 1991” H.R. 2089, 102 Cong., 1st Sess. (April 24, 1991). (Initiated the enactment of legislation in Congress to require testing of all newborn infants for hearing impairment, thereby reducing or eliminating disability.)

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

United States Merchant Marine Officer

  • Licensed by United States Coast Guard, 1973
  • Captain of passenger carrying vessels, New York, 1973-79
  • Officer of tall ship and freighter, Caribbean and South America, 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Criminal Appellate Practice
  • Complex Legal Issues
  • Motions and Arguments in Trial Litigation
  • Federal and State Courts

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1980
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Law Journal: Fordham International Law Journal
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1977
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
    • Honors: Phi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)

Published Works

  • Note, “The Constitutional Rights of Nonresident Aliens”, Fordham International Law Journal
  • Guide To Criminal Appeals In New York, 1st ed., 2005
  • “The Battle Between Mens Rea And The Public Welfare: United States v. Laughlin Finds A Middle Ground”, Fordham Environmental Law Journal, 1995

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Persuasive Writing and Appellate Advocacy (Emphasis on Legal Research, Writing and Oral Advocacy before Appellate Courts), Cornell Law School, 2005 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy (Course for Select Law Students), Syracuse University, College of Law, 1991 – 2005
  • Lecturer, Effective Oral Arguments (Co-Lecturer: Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit)
  • Lecturer, Criminal Appeals to the Second Circuit, Federal Public Defender Seminar – NDNY, 2006
  • Lecturer, Criminal Appeals to the Second Circuit, Federal Public Defender Seminar – WDNY, 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • O’hara & Hanlon, Syracuse, New York, Of Counsel, 1988 – 1990
  • Blitman & King, Syracuse, New York, 1986 – 1989
  • Moyle, Flannigan, Katz, Fitzgerald & Sheehan, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1984 – 1986
  • Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, Palm Beach, Florida, Intern, 1984
  • First Investors Corporation, New York, New York, Associate General Counsel, 1980 – 1982
  • Hon. Richard Owen, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York, Student Clerk, 1980
  • Spengler, Carlson, Gubar & Brodsky, New York, New York, Summer Associate, 1979
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1979
  • Mandeville & Schweitzer, New York, New York, Law Clerk, 1977

B. Bryan, "Defendant's Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York," (2005)


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Cornell Adjunct Professor of Law


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