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Bryson Smith

Associate

645 South Cache Street, Suite 100, P.O. Box 68, Jackson, WY 83001

Bryson is an experienced litigator who guides clients through the complexities of environmental and commercial litigation.

Bryson is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal. He has represented clients in a wide range of environmental and commercial matters, including defense of oil pipeline projects and mining permits, toxic tort suits, CERCLA cost recovery actions, land use disputes, commercial disputes, and personal injury defense. Bryson also assists companies on issues of workplace safety and emergency response, including regulatory enforcement.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Bryson practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C.

Experience

Bryson represents clients before administrative agencies and courts on matters including:

  • Natural resources litigation
  • NEPA compliance and litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Land use disputes
  • Personal injury defense
  • Workplace safety compliance, including OSHA and MSHA

Client Results

  • Obtained summary judgment in Wyoming federal court for energy company in commercial dispute involving over $100 million in requested damages

  • Obtained favorable result for state agency following multi-day bench trial regarding agency's issuance of a mining permit

  • Obtained favorable settlement for defense contractor in CERCLA cost recovery dispute in federal court in Rhode Island

  • Represented energy company in multiple challenges to oil pipelines

  • Represented North Carolina homeowners' association in NEPA challenge to construction of a coastal bridge
  • Represented energy companies in various personal injury actions in Wyoming
  • Represented various companies in regulatory workplace safety litigation
  • Represents corporation in arbitration regarding carbon offset credits in Alaska

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