Bryan originally joined the firm as a law clerk in 1990 and began his legal career with the firm in 1992 after graduating from Chicago-Kent Law School. Bryan quickly expanded his area of expertise beyond personal injury and became a strong and vocal defender of workers’ rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, in addition to representing claimants before the Social Security Administration on disability claims.
In 1998 he decided to take a break from the law and returned to his family’s food business, helping manage the company. He worked there for six years until the family sold the business. It was an easy choice for him to return to Levin Riback, with a group of attorneys he respected and enjoyed working with. He felt that his time away in the business world gave him a greater insight in the skills of persuading a judge and jury. He realized that his true passion is advocating for ordinary people and getting them just compensation for their injuries.
Since 1992, Bryan has represented thousands of accident victims in both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Among his legal accomplishments, Bryan was twice, the successful lead counsel before the Illinois Appellate Court on the issue of forcing an employer to authorize reasonable and necessary medical expenses under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. These two cases were considered landmark decisions, which helped all injured workers’ in Illinois obtain medical treatment in disputed workers’ compensation claims. He also served two years of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section Council on Workers’ Compensation.
Bryan has frequently lectured at union halls throughout the state of Illinois on the issues of job site safety, workers’ compensation and personal injury. He has also been active in union organizing drives in Illinois, in an effort to bring fundamental rights and fairness to the workplace.
When not in the office, Bryan spends most of his time volunteering for various charities and youth sports programs in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois.
Areas Of Practice
- Sexual Abuse Plantiff
- Construction Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 1992
- University of Illinois
- B.A. - 1989
- “Workers’ Compensation award—marital property under section 503 of Marriage and Dissolution Act”, ISBA
- Workers’ Compensation Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, February 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association