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Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant


Before joining Student Defense, Chris maintained an active civil litigation and counseling practice. As an associate in the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie LLP from 2019-2021 Chris litigated voting rights cases across the country. Chris then co-founded Boroughs Bryant LLC, a law firm that provided strategic counsel to small businesses, nonprofits, and political organizations. In addition, Chris was an associate at a small plaintiffs’ law firm in Charleston, South Carolina, where they initiated a class action lawsuit that ultimately secured Hepatitis C testing and treatment for all inmates in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Chris also taught statutory interpretation and legal research and writing at Maryland Carey Law as a visiting assistant professor in the inaugural class of the Donald Gaines Murray Fellowship. Before law school, Chris taught in a traditional public middle school and started the music program at a K-8 charter public school in Durham, North Carolina. 

Chris clerked for Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge Richard M. Gergel on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.  

Chris earned their J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where they were the first Black editor in chief of the Duke Law Journal. Chris received their A.B. in economics from Duke University. Chris is admitted to practice law in South Carolina and Washington, D.C.