Bryan P. Tyson is an election lawyer, focusing on representing governments, candidates, and companies in election and campaign finance matters.


Mr. Tyson led the litigation response to cases filed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, representing the State of Georgia and local election officials in defending the election results. Throughout 2019 and 2020, Mr. Tyson again defended the Georgia election system against dozens of lawsuits and no case in which he was involved resulted in a court-ordered change to Georgia election laws.


Currently, Mr. Tyson is leading the effort to defend Georgia’s election system as a Special Assistant Attorney General and is advising multiple states on the process of redistricting. Representative redistricting clients include the Georgia General Assembly and the Virginia Redistricting Commission.


Before returning to his election practice in 2018, Mr. Tyson served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in the state. He was appointed to that position by then-Governor Nathan Deal and was responsible for overseeing more than 500 attorney employees, 200 attorneys working under contracts, and 400 staff and investigators in 43 judicial circuits across the state.


Before serving at GPDC, Mr. Tyson was an associate at a litigation boutique, where he focused on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court. With other lawyers in the firm, Mr. Tyson advised the Georgia General Assembly during its 2011 redistricting process and assisted in securing federal approval of the redistricting plans adopted by

the legislature.


He has represented clients before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Prior to admission to the bar, he worked in the Georgia General Assembly, most recently with the office of the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. Following his work in the Georgia General Assembly, Mr. Tyson served as a policy aide to former Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in Washington, D.C.


Mr. Tyson was awarded the 2017 Indigent Defense Award from the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was also selected as one of five finalists for the Fulton County Daily Reports 2015 Attorney of the Year award and was selected for inclusion in the 2011, 2014, and 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars lists.


Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, Member


Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Chair, 2014-2015, Member


Governor’s Appellate Jurisdiction Review Commission, 2015


Federalist Society, Executive Board Member


Emory University Board of Visitors, Member


American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network, Member


Republican National Lawyers Association, Member


The Georgia Resource Center, Inc., Board of Directors


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022


Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Indigent Defense Award, 2017

Fulton County Daily Report
, Attorney of the Year, Finalist, 2015


Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011, 2014-2015