Bryan Holbrook is an associate in the firm’s Richmond office, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, business litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Holbrook has been involved in the litigation of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims in federal and state courts. He has defended claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Holbrook regularly defends clients with charges pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Employment Commission.
Mr. Holbrook’s tort defense practice includes defending against general negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training claims. He has successfully obtained dismissal of intentional tort claims, including claims for trespassing and assault and battery. Mr. Holbrook also has experience with the procedural intricacies involved in cases submitted to the judicial panel on multi-district litigation.
Mr. Holbrook guides appropriate cases through mediation and appreciates the benefits to the client of alternative dispute resolution. He currently serves on the Joint ADR Committee, which is comprised of leaders of The Virginia Bar Association and Virginia State Bar. While attending the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Mr. Holbrook founded the College’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Club and served as club president for two years. In that capacity, he represented the University of Cincinnati at the Transactional Law Meet in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition in San Diego, California.
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2013
- Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy, 2012
- Appalachian State University, B.S., Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2010
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Roanoke Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar
- The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (Roanoke)
- Salem Rotary Club
- Young Lawyers’ Division liaison to the Virginia Bar Association/Virginia State Bar Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014-present
- Southwest Virginia Co-Coordinator, Veterans’ Issues Task Force of the Virginia Bar Association, 2015-present
- Daye Award, Appalachian State University, 2010 (students who assert sincerity, loyalty, integrity, dedication, and stewardship)
- Walker Fellows Inaugural Member, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University (top 15 business students selected to serve as liaison for Walker College)
- Home Field Advantage? An Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Choice of Law and Choice of Forum Provisions in NFL Contracts, U. CIN. L. REV. Vol. 81.2 (2013)