Daniel Bryson

Whitfield Bryson LLP - Raleigh
900 W Morgan St
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 600-5000
www.whitfieldbryson.com


Dan is a founding partner with the firm and is one of the nation’s most respected and experienced attorneys in the area of defective consumer products and particularly construction products. Over the course of his 29-year career, Dan has been lead, co-lead or a steering committee member in numerous successful MDL or class actions. Dan has recovered more than $1.50 billion for his clients in numerous states throughout the country. His firm frequently collaborates with other attorneys in order to assemble the most effective team possible.

Dan is a frequent lecturer and writer on a variety of defective consumer products, insurance, and other complex civil litigation related topics. He has been quoted by a variety of media outlets over the years including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Law360 and Lawyers Weekly to name a few. He has been named as a member of the Legal Elite and Super Lawyers in North Carolina on numerous occasions.

Dan is on the Executive Board and Secretary of the Public Justice Foundation Board. Public Justice is a nationwide public interest law firm. See www.publicjustice.net for more information about this organization. Dan is also an adjunct professor at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, NC where he teaches introduction to Class Actions and Multi-district litigation. Dan is also the current Board Chair of NC Theatre and enjoys running, playing the guitar, and golf in his free time.

RECENT PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS (PARTIAL LISTING):
2017: Interim Co-Lead Counsel of Outer Banks Power Outage Litigation, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Case deals with power outage on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands during summer tourist season. Status: Pending resolution.
2017: Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in FieldTurf Artificial Turf Marketing Practices Litigation, MDL 2779, pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Case deals with allegedly defective turf sold and marketed by the company and sold nationwide. Status: Active.
2017: Co-Lead Counsel for Smith v. Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Case dealt with formaldehyde levels of laminate flooring sold nationwide. Status: Settled. Confidential terms.
2017: Co-lead Counsel for Elliott v. KB Home Raleigh-Durham, in the Superior Court Division of the State of North Carolina. Class action case dealt with new homes constructed without a weather-resistant barrier underneath exterior siding. Status: Settled
2017: Co-Lead Counsel of In re Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Durability Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL 2743, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Case dealt with laminate flooring sold nationwide that allegedly failed to meet recognized durability standards. Status: Pending resolution.
2016: Lead Counsel for In re Windsor Windows Wood Clad Window Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2688, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Case dealt with windows sold nationwide that allegedly permitted water intrusion. Status: Settled.
2016: Lead Counsel for In re MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2333, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Case dealt with windows sold nationwide that allegedly permitted water intrusion. Status: Settled.
2015: Lead Counsel of In re Elk Cross Timbers Decking, Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2577 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Case dealt with decking and railing material that allegedly degraded prematurely. Status: Settled.
2014: Co-lead Counsel for In re Atlas Roofing Corporation Chalet Shingle Products Litigation, MDL 2495 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Case concerns defective allegedly shingles sold nationwide. Status: Active.
2014: Co-Lead Counsel for In re Pella Corporation Architect Designer Series Windows Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2514 in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Case dealt with windows sold nationwide that allegedly permitted water intrusion. Status: Settled.
2013: Plaintiffs Steering Committee, Experts and Science Committee, for In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2047 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Case dealt with formaldehyde emissions from drywall. Status: Settled.