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Bryan Tyson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC
2820 Selwyn Avenue, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-937-2726
Fax: 980-219-7025
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bryan Tyson is a partner with the Marcellino & Tyson PLLC law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. A highly rated attorney with more than 23 years of legal experience, Mr. Tyson represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater Charlotte Metro and all across North and South Carolina who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       ERISA disputes

·       Employment law

·       Short and long-term disability

·       Business and construction law and litigation

After gaining significant experience in employee benefits working with other prominent law firms in his area, Mr. Tyson established his practice in 2010 to provide a higher level of personalized counsel to those he serves. Since that time, he has achieved a long record of success assisting employees with obtaining the full amount of benefits they deserve while also helping company owners, executives and other stakeholders with the complex legal challenges affecting their commercial enterprises.

From his efforts, Mr. Tyson has earned a reputation as a competent and dedicated lawyer who strives to help his clients fully understand their options as he devises the most effective strategies possible to help them achieve their goals efficiently. In honor of his professionalism and service, Business North Carolina Magazine voted Mr. Tyson a Legal Elite and #1 Employment Lawyer in the State in 2017. He has also received many other accolades from his peers along with Superb client ratings on AVVO.

A 1993 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Mr. Tyson obtained his Juris Doctor with honors the from University of North Carolina School of Law in 1996. After practicing for several years, he obtained his Master of Laws in Taxation with a concentration in Employee Benefits from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. He holds his license to practice in Georgia and North Carolina, and he is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in North Carolina as well as the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia.

Mr. Tyson is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and he serves on the Development Committee for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is also very involved with the Christ Lutheran Church, where he and his family are members.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Employee Benefits


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

White Papers

  • Ten Ways to Wreck Your Disability Claim (2018) - White paper discusses common mistakes individuals make in applying for, appealing, and prosecuting their disability claims in court through ERISA.

About Bryan Tyson

First Admitted: 1996, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Christ Lutheran Church
  • Founder, Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship of Entrepreneurs, Businesspersons, and Associates Group.   The group meets monthly to discuss commons problems of business owners and incorporation of faith in everyday business practices., 2019
  • Board of Directors (Council), Christ Lutheran Church, 2019
  • Founder, Youth Bible Study and Values monthly group, Christ Lutheran Church, 2018
  • Collinswood Language Academy, assistant coordinator of summer literacy program, 2018
  • Vice President, Board of Directors (Council), Christ Lutheran Church, 2017
  • Chair, Personnel Committee, Christ Lutheran Church, 2016
  • Winter Church League Youth Basketball Coach, 2014
  • Board Member, Christ Lutheran Children's Center, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2000
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Development Committee
  • U.S. District Court Western, Eastern, and Middle and Eastern District of North Carolina, 2004, 2007, 2012
  • Member, Charlotte Employee Benefits Forum, 2019
  • U.S. District Court North District of Georgia, 1997
  • North Carolina, 2004
  • Georgia, 1996
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2019
  • Member, Texas Bar Association (Inactive), 2019
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certificate in Employee Benefits, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • LL.M. in Taxation with Distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002

Educational Background

  • Certificate in Employee Benefits, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • LL.M. in Taxation with Distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • JD with Honors, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996
  • BA with Honors in Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993



  • of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.  Membership for Mr. Tyson is based on a recent ERISA executive compensation case where he recovered over $1 million in retirement benefits for a former financial institution Chief Financial Officer., Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • Mr. Tyson is a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Employment Law., Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2018
  • Mr. Tyson was selected by his peers as the #1 employment attorney in North Carolina through Business North Carolina's annual Legal Elite awards.  , Legal Elite #1 Employment Lawyer in North Carolina, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Disability
  • Executive Compensation
  • Health
  • Retirement
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Office Location for Bryan Tyson

2820 Selwyn Avenue
Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28209

Phone: 704-937-2726

Fax: 980-219-7025

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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