Bryan is a native of South Dakota and a 25 year resident of Sioux City. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa in 1978 and in the State of Nebraska in 1987. Bryan is a 1978 honors graduate of the University of Iowa Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in 1975. He was City Solicitor for the City of Sioux City from 1980-1984. Bryan is a member of the American and Iowa Trial Lawyer Associations, the Iowa Defense Counsel Association and the Defense Research Institute. He has been a member of the law firm since 1984.