Matthew B. Bryant has been licensed to practice in Ohio since 2010 after graduation from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2009. During law school, Matthew worked as a law clerk for a firm in downtown Toledo, Ohio, where he assisted with various litigation matters. In keeping with this experience, Matthew has continued to work as private counsel for individuals and companies in various matters, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, consumer law, and business related matters. Matthew was recently named by his peers as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2020 in the area of employment law.
Matthew is also highly recognized with his work in the area of creditor-debtor law, where he handles Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases on behalf of individuals and small businesses. For his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Bryant was named as a Rising Star in Ohio by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2015, 2016, and 2017.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Violations
- Class Actions and Collective Actions
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Unemployment Compensation
- Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Disability Discrimination: Public Accommodation
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employment Contracts, including drafting, review, and/or negotiation
- Dental, medical, executive, independent contractors, and various at-will agreements
- Severance negotiations
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Long-term Disability Benefits
- Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Administrative Proceedings
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC)
In addition to employment law, Matthew practices in the following areas:
- Bankruptcy – Consumer and Business
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 13
- Business Law
- Business Formation
- Ongoing Governance
- Contract Drafting and Negotiation
- Civil Litigation
Bar & Court Admissions
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Education and Experience
Mr. Bryant earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in political science in 2004. He went on to earn his juris doctor in 2009 at the University of Toledo College of Law and was admitted to practice in Ohio in 2010. In addition to his legal studies, he completed a master’s degree in political science and public administration in 2012, also at his alma mater, the University of Toledo.
Mr. Bryant began his career in private practice and worked as an associate at several Ohio law firms in Columbus and Toledo, including Barr, Jones & Associates, LLP, Dixon & Hayes, Ltd., and Mockensturm Limited, honing his skills in several practice areas, particularly bankruptcy law. He founded Bryant Legal, LLC in 2015, where he continues to advise clients statewide.
Activities and Associations
In addition to his legal practice, Matthew is active within the legal community as former chair of the Young Lawyers Committee for the Toledo Bar Association, Secretary for the CLE Committee for the Toledo Bar Association, and member with the Membership Committee for the Toledo Bar Association. Matthew serves on the Board of Beach House, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, where he serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee and is on the Executive Committee for the organization, which works to end homelessness in the Northwest Ohio area. Finally, Matthew is honored to have been selected to join the Ohio State Bar Association’s 2016 Leadership Academy.
Mr. Bryant is dedicated to offering his clients personalized, comprehensive legal advice that helps them protect their assets and their rights. He offers his clients a free consultation to answer questions and help his clients explore their options. Contact our Columbus or Toledo office today to schedule a free consultation with experienced Ohio attorney Matthew B. Bryant.