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Robert Russell Bryan

Robert Russell Bryan, American lawyer. Recipient Metzinger award, Mid-West Hypnosis Convention, Chicago, 1990, Presidential award, Association Advance Ethical Hypnosis, Boston, 1984.


  • Bryan, Robert Russell was born on March 14, 1943 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Russell Duval and Auda Mai (Ellis) Bryan.

  • Education

    • Student, University Southern Mississippi, 1961—1962. Student, Samford University, 1962—1963. Juris Doctor, Samford University, 1967.

      Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1964.


    • Assistant to vice president DeHavilland Aircraft Canada, Ltd., Toronto, 1967. Senior counsel law offices R. R. Bryan Birmingham, 1973—1975. Partner Lindbergh, Lindbergh, Leach & Bryan, Alabama, 1968—1973, Bryan, Wiggins, Quinn & Appell, Birmingham, 1975—1977.

      Senior partner law offices of Robert R. Bryan San Francisco, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1967, (United States District Court (northern district)) 1967, (United States Court Appeals (5th circuit)) 1969, (United States Supreme Court) 1971, (United States Tax Court) 1972, South Dakota (United States District Court) 1973, (United States Court Appeals (11th circuit)) 1974, Wisconsin (United States District Court (eastern district)) 1975, California 1978, (United States District Court (northern district)) 1978, (United States Court Appeals (9th circuit)) 1979, (United States Court Appeals (4th circuit)) 1980, (United States Court Appeals (3d circuit)) 1982, New York 1983.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chair, member executive board National Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty, Washington, 1984—1993. Member advisory council Native Americans and Death Penalty, 1988—1991. Board directors Mill Valley Community Center, California, 1984—1985.

    Co-chairman Northern California Coalition Against Death Penalty, San Francisco, 1988—1991. Fellow: American Board Criminal Lawyers. Member: American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, University Club (San Francisco), Amnesty International, International Churchhill Society, California Attorneys Criminal Justice, National Lawyers Guild, State Bar California (criminal law section), Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Defenders Association, New York Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association Criminal Defense Attorneys.


    • Married Nicole Gibier, April 22, 1989. 1 child Auda Mai.
    • father: Russell Duval Bryan
    • mother: Auda Mai (Ellis) Bryan
    • spouse: Nicole Gibier
    • child: Auda Mai Bryan
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    Born March 14, 1943
    (age 74)