Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Bryan came to McGeorge to learn to be a water lawyer. Raised in San Luis Obispo during the drought of the late 80's and early 90's, Bryan moved to the Bay Area to attend U.C. Hastings College of the Law. He earned his J.D. with Honors in 2002, and then went to work for Nossaman LLP. For almost a decade, Bryan represented public- and private-sector clients in a wide variety of litigation, transactional, and public-agency matters. For example, he successfully represented both defendants and plaintiffs in breach-of-contract lawsuits, negotiated real-estate contracts on behalf of pension funds, and provided legal guidance to cities about the implementation of congestion-pricing programs to reduce traffic on public highways.
Then, in 2011, Bryan litigated his first water-law case. He was fascinated. By the time that his involvement in the case concluded, he had decided to specialize in this complex and dynamic practice area. He applied and was accepted to McGeorge's U.S. Water Law LL.M. program. Through McGeorge, Bryan also secured an invaluable externship with California's most respected water-law judge, the Honorable Ronald B. Robie of the Third District Court of Appeal.
Bryan could not be happier with the water-law education that he is gaining at McGeorge. The LL.M. program is providing him with the practical information and skills that he will need for his chosen career. Bryan also greatly appreciates his professors' dedication to helping him to find a water-lawyering job after graduation.