Fighting the good fight
J. Hunter Bryson
Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP
641 S St NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Since joining WB in August of 2016, Hunter has been involved in a number of cases involving allegedly illegal fees charged by North Carolina municipalities following the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling in Quality Built Homes, Inc. vs. Town of Carthage. Working alongside his father, Daniel Bryson, Hunter has helped secure over 29 million in settlement funds as Class Counsel for builders, individuals, and developers in North Carolina.
Hunter earned his law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 2016. During his time at Campbell, Hunter was a Honor Court Justice, group leader for the peer mentor program for 1L students, and a participant in the Campbell Law Connections program. During law school, Hunter clerked with Pendley Baudin & Coffin LLP in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked on defective pharmaceutical product and RICO cases.
When he is not working, Hunter enjoys running marathons with his brother and father, golfing, and skiing out west.
- State of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- Wake County Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Public Justice Foundation
- SAFEchild, Young Ambassadors Member
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill: B.S. in Political Science and Economics, 2012
- Campbell University School of Law: J.D., 2016
- December 2019: Class counsel for nationwide class action settlement valued at over $40 million involving excessive oil consumption within certain model years of Chevrolet Equinoxes and GMC Terrains.
- July 2019: Class counsel for a class action settlement of $1.6 million involving the alleged unlawful collection of water and sewer fees by a North Carolina municipality from builders and developers.
- May 2019: Class Counsel for a class action settlement of over $15 million involving the alleged unlawful collection of water and sewer fees by a North Carolina municipality from builders and developers.
- May 2019: On counsel record in the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Home Depot U. S. A., Inc. v. Jackson, 139 S. Ct. 1743, 204 L. Ed. 2d 34, reh’g denied, 140 S. Ct. 17, 204 L. Ed. 2d 1172 (2019) which held that the general removal statute does not permit removal by any counterclaim defendant, including parties brought into the lawsuit for the first by the counter claim and CAFA does not permit a third-party defendant to remove.
- February 2019: Class counsel for a class action settlement of over $7.9 million involving the alleged unlawful collection of water and sewer fees by a North Carolina municipality from builders and developers
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