Attorneys

John D. Bryson


Admission to Bar

  • 1985, North Carolina, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, State and Federal (1992)
  • Appellate Practice (1994)
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • High Point Bar Association
  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (1994-present)

Recognition

  • Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2008-2015
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2009, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2016

Education

  • Wake Forest University (B.A., 1980; J.D., 1985)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Triad Health Project (Member, 1999-2002, President, 2001-2002)
  • Board of Directors, Caring Services, Inc. (2002-2008)
  • Board of Trustees, Westchester Country Day School (2009-2016, Chairman, 2014-2016)

Significant Cases

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

  • 2015 North Carolina Bar Association, “War of the Roses in the Digital Age Part II – The Roses Go to Court”
  • 2015 High Point Bar Association, “DWI Sentencing and Limited Driving Privileges”
  • 2013 North Carolina Bar Association, “War of the Roses in the Digital Age – A Hypothetical Family Law Case”
  • 2013 High Point Bar Association, “Hot Topics for the Criminal Defense Practitioner”
  • 2011 North Carolina Bar Association, “Criminal Conversation: The Ultimate CLE”
  • 2007 Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Practice Seminar, “Defenses to Criminal Prosecution”
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Recent Developments in Criminal and District Court Practice”
  • 2006 Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Recent Developments in Criminal and District Court Practice, House Bill 1048.”
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Motor Vehicle Seminar, “Field Sobriety Tests.”
  • 2005 North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, DWI Defenses Seminar, “After the Crash: Handling the DWI Accident Case.”
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Ultimate Motions Practice Seminar, “Confidential Informants, Defective Process, and Post-Trial Motions.”
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Recent Developments – Criminal and District Court Practice.”
  • 2004 Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Practice Seminar, “Criminal District Court Practice: Weapons and Weapons Offenses.”
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Crawford v. Washington Applied in North Carolina Cases.”
  • 2003 Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Criminal District Court Practice.”
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Seminar Updating Your Advocacy Skills, “Closing Argument.”
  • 2002 Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Practice Seminar, “Challenging Blood Tests.”
  • 2001 Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Criminal Trial Practice.”
  • 2000 Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar, “Criminal Trial Practice.”
  • 1999 Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Practice Seminar, “District Court Practice.”
  • 1994 Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Trial Practice Seminar, “Misdemeanor Structured Sentencing.”

Peer Rating

5.0/5.0

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