Justin N. Bryan



Attorney Justin N. Bryan joined the McCathern Dallas office in 2016 and his legal practice focuses on Business & Commercial Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability, and Securities Litigation, but he has experience in many areas of law. Justin represents defendants in complex multi-million dollar litigation and has also recovered millions of dollars for plaintiffs.

Justin is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Research and Property and was a member of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society. He received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and was involved in many campus activities and groups such as the Corps of Cadets and Class Councils. While a freshman, Justin was awarded the Buck Weirus Spirit Award.

Previously, Justin served in the United States Air Force J.A.G. Corps as a litigator and legal consultant in Germany and Texas where he tried over 35 cases. His experience included roles overseeing a variety of internal investigations and serving as an administrative judge.

Justin is admitted to practice in the State of Texas, all U.S. District Courts for Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

Justin was selected by his peers to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list in 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 and 2024. In 2021, Justin was invited to become an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society that limits its membership to one half of one percent of all North American lawyers, judges, and legal scholars. Justin is a member of the LCA’s Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute. In addition, he is a Barrister, Order of Veritas, an honorary trial order for lawyers who have a combination of 12 or more jury and/or bench trials to verdict.

Client Feedback

“Justin Bryan proactively pursued a settlement for me based on his knowledge of an investment situation, and his thorough research on the defendant. This resulted in a very positive settlement for us. He is outstanding at what he does. He has been a great communicator on progress and fought hard for his plaintiffs based on some serious homework on the situation and laws. What I loved about his process is that not once did I feel like I was confused by legal jargon or process. He over-communicates in a manner I could understand, and earned and kept my trust quickly. If anyone is looking for a GREAT business lawyer, I highly recommend Justin Bryan.”

“I would recommend McCathern because of the quality of work, the quality and timeliness of communications, and the stamina of the lead and the outcome you all were able to accomplish. Justin Bryan was the lead and he was the real deal. All in, never frustrated by a group of variable intelligence, and provided great guidance to the group.”

“I always look for a legal team that looks for the best result possible for their client. This applies to Justin Bryan and his support team. They did exactly what I expected. They looked out of the client’s best interest and always kept me informed of progress, updates, etc.”

“Justin and his support staff have been excellent in communicating the dealings of [our] case and simplifying complex concepts with his clients. Secondly, he has always made himself available for questions and he has been very responsive whether it is through email or by phone.”


Awards and Associations

  • Justin Bryan Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • LCA Associate Fellow

Select Cases and Transactions

  • Matrix Trust Company v. Midlands Management Corp. et al., case number 1:20-cv-00559, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Attorney for Midlands Management Corp., Caldwell & Partners Inc., Charles C. Caldwell, Dennis J. Ottis, Colin Caldwell, Richard Bird and Sheryl Case. Colorado federal judge upheld an arbitration award issued after Midlands Management Corp. successfully challenged Matrix Trust Co.'s role in the theft of $5.76 million from a former Midlands sister company's retirement plan. U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez ruled that Matrix lost its chance to fight the award.