Attorney Profile

Bryan, Geoffrey L.
(213) 404-1134

Geoffrey L. Bryan is a 1975 graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University who earned his Juris Doctorate in 1980 from Stanford Law School, where he graduated in the top 10% of the class. In law school, Mr. Bryan served as Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Following law school graduation, Mr. Bryan served as a law clerk for Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the State of California and in the Northern and Central Districts of the U.S. District Court of California.

Before joining Veatch Carlson, Mr. Bryan practiced at two large national law firms, as well as being a founding partner of his own downtown business and litigation firm. He has practiced in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout California as well as handling AAA and NYSE arbitrations and federal administrative claims. His past matters have included a wide range of business and commercial disputes and other complex litigation. He has also written and lectured on a number of continuing legal education topics and received a commendation from the State Bar of California for pro bono legal work.

Among Mr. Bryan’s published opinions are Bel Air Internet, LLC v. Morales (2018) 20 Cal. App. 5th 924 (Anti-SLAPP motion); Appeal of Santa Barbara Research Center (1988) ASBC No. 27831, 88-3 BCA ¶21,098; Pedus Service, Inc. v. Superior Court (Clauson) (1999) 72 Cal.App.4th 140 (alleged wiretapping); Snukal v. Flightways Manufacturing, Inc. (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 816, rev’d 23 Cal.4th 754 (2000) (clarifying ambiguous corporate signature requirements in Corp. Code § 313); Ziello v. Superior Court (First Federal Bank) (1995) 36 Cal.App.4th 321 (establishing homeowners’ rights to earthquake insurance proceeds).

He and his wife live in the Sunland/Shadow Hills area north of downtown Los Angeles with several dogs and two parrots.