Episode 89:

From Small Town Prosecutor, to Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyer, with Mark Bryant

From humble beginnings in Paducah, Mark Bryant has risen to become one of the best-known trial attorneys in Western Kentucky. Described in a front-page article in the Los Angeles Times as “a former prosecutor with a swashbuckling style that charms juries,” under his leadership the Bryant Law Center has won national class action cases, derailment actions against major railroads, and courtroom victories and major settlements for clients who suffered brain damage or catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Mark Bryant has practiced in his hometown of Paducah, Kentucky since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1973. Mr. Bryant is a product of the Paducah, Kentucky city schools, Paducah Community College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky College of Law.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Mark went from a Commonwealth prosecutor to a nationally recognized trial lawyer
  • How he successfully markets to a broad range of clientele, including everything from criminal to mass torts
  • The most helpful elements of being a part of PILMMA’s Masterminds
  • How Mark became interested in pursuing the practice of mass torts
  • Dealing with “mega firms” when you’re competing in a small market
  • Advice for young lawyers interested  in getting into class-action cases

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