LE 2017 Winners: Employment
Bryan L. Tyson
Marcellino & Tyson PLLC | Charlotte
“I’m definitely a fan of action/adventure. Some of my favorites are Raiders of the Lost Ark and any of the James Bond series.”
Vita: 46; born in Monroe; bachelor’s and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill; master’s from Georgetown University; married with five children. (Wife Kimberly is an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service.)
Memorable case: In a 2014 case, we represented an adolescent who had been denied mental-health treatment despite two suicide attempts. Being able to help her get the medical treatment she needed was incredibly gratifying.
What he’d be if not a lawyer: Either a starving writer or working in the movie industry in some capacity. Most likely a starving writer in the movie industry.
Favorite place: Adelaide, Australia. The city is beautiful and on the doorstep of the South Australia wine region. I was lucky enough to get there in my 20s and have been trying to get back ever since.
Hero: My grandfather. He was a night supervisor in a textile mill in North Carolina and an entrepreneur who opened and ran his own grocery store. He was married to my grandmother for over 50 years and put three children through college at a time when most people did not attend college.
Favorite book: A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr, about the lawsuit brought against W.R. Grace & Co. and others by the families of several children who died from cancer in Woburn, Mass. I reread this book yearly, and every time, I get a different lesson about life and law practice.
Netflix obsession: Turn: Washington’s Spies from AMC. I recently read George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade, so Turn was a natural progression. Both the book and the series are great reminders of the amazing and heroic sacrifices people made to found our country.
Passions: Right now, chasing five kids around. If there’s an opportunity to squeeze in some UNC basketball, that’s always a plus.
2017 Employment winners:
Bryan L. Tyson, Marcellino & Tyson PLLC, Charlotte; G. Bryan Adams III, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn, Charlotte; Zebulon D. Anderson, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh; William Joseph Austin Jr., Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh; William Barrett, Barrett Law Offices PLLC, Raleigh; Kathleen Bradshaw Burchette, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Charlotte; Kenneth P. Carlson Jr., Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Robert C. Carpenter, Adams Hendon Carson Crow & Saenger PA, Asheville; Connie Elder Carrigan, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh; Kevin M. Ceglowski, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Denise Smith Cline, Law Offices of Denise Smith Cline PLLC, Raleigh; Nicole A. Crawford, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro; Angela B. Cummings, FordHarrison, Charlotte; Elizabeth R. Dangel, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart PC, Charlotte; John J. Doyle Jr., Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Matthew D. Duncan, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh; Stephen J. Dunn, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn, Charlotte; Brodie D. Erwin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart PC, Raleigh; Gretchen W. Ewalt, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart PC, Raleigh; Thomas A. Farr, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart PC, Raleigh; Stewart Fisher, Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney PA, Durham; Patrick Flanagan, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Charlotte; Mathew E. Flatow, SeiferFlatow PLLC , Charlotte; Lynn Fontana, Lynn Fontana, Attorney at Law, Durham; Jared Gardner, Gardner Skelton PLLC, Charlotte; Susanna Knutson Gibbons, Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh; Jacqueline D. Grant, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville; Angela N. Gray, Gray Newell Thomas LLP, Greensboro; S. McKinley Gray III, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern; Marc E. Gustafson, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte; Craig Hensel, Hensel Law PLLC, Greensboro; Tamara Huckert, Strianese PLLC, Charlotte; D. Beth Langley, Hagan Barrett & Langley PLLC, Greensboro; S. Luke Largess, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte; Leslie P. Lasher, Forrest Firm PC, Raleigh; Jessica E. Leaven, Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, Asheville; Mary-Ann Leon, Leon Law Firm, Greenville; Michael C. Lord, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Margaret Behringer “Meg” Maloney, Maloney Law & Associates PLLC, Charlotte; Alexander L. Maultsby, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charlotte/Greensboro; Christine F. Mayhew, Anderson Jones PLLC, Raleigh; John G. McDonald, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte; Karin M. McGinnis, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte; William J. McMahon IV, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem; Michael Murchison, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC, Wilmington; Laura Noble, The Noble Law Firm PLLC, Chapel Hill; William A. Oden III, Ward and Smith PA, Wilmington; Grant B. Osborne, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville; J. Heydt Philbeck, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh; Patti West Ramseur, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charlotte/Greensboro; Sabrina Presnell Rockoff, McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA, Asheville; Robert A. Sar, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart PC, Raleigh; Edward S. Schenk III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh; Mimi E. Soule, Forrest Firm PC, Durham; James B. Stephenson, StephensonLaw LLP, Cary; Kyle R. Still, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; L. Diane Tindall, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh; Benton L. Toups, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Wilmington; Josh Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law PC, Charlotte; Jerry H. Walters Jr., Littler Mendelson PC, Charlotte; J. Kellam Warren, Mainsail Lawyers, Asheville; Laura J. Wetsch, WinslowWetsch PLLC, Raleigh; Charlot F. Wood, Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem; Kathleen N. Worm, The Worm Law Firm PC, Raleigh; Jonathan W. Yarbrough, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Asheville; John A. Zaloom, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Research Triangle Park