• J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock
  • M.S. Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • B.A., University of Houston, Houston
Professional Experience
Current (Private)
  • Senior Attorney, Ryan Law Firm
Previous (Public)
  • Senior Counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel

Bryan joined Ryan Law after serving ten successful years as a Senior Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service.  At the IRS, Bryan’s primary responsibility was to represent the IRS before the United States Tax Court.  Bryan was regularly recognized for his work as a trial attorney, which included receiving a national award for new attorney of the year.  Bryan also served as an instructor at a national course designed to train IRS attorneys on cross-examination.  Some of Bryan’s representative cases are as follows:

  • Bernard T. Swift, Jr. & Kathy L. Swift v. Commissioner, Docket Nos. 13705-16, 5354-18, & 11261-19, pending decision (Section 831(b) captive insurance case).
  • Joseph A. Gallegos & Joy K. Gallegos v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2021-25 (hobby v. business involving a horse roping activity).
  • James C. Nelson et al. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-81 (complex business valuation with a gift tax formula clause).
  • Zhongxia Ye v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-216 (income exclusion under U.S.-China Tax Treaty).
  • Carey Clayton Mills v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-180 (change in accounting method).
  • Brenda Kappos v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-59 (interest abatement).
  • Travis A. Mathis & Bettina C. Jary-Mathis, T.C. Memo. 2013-294 (hobby v. business involving a ranching activity).
  • David A. Hoelscher & Melissa A. Hoelscher v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2013-236 (hobby v. business involving a ranching activity).

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Franchise Tax
Federal Income Tax
Sales & Use Tax
Federal Tax Collection
Federal Tax Controversy
Tax Issues in Bankruptcy
Admitted to Practice
  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas