Bryan L. Paschal is an experienced commercial litigator who represents foreign and domestic clients across industries. He is an excellent writer with an analytical mind that allows him to come up with creative legal strategies and solutions to complex problems. He understands his clients come to him when the stakes are highly, and aggressively defends claims brought against them or pursues claims on their behalf.
Bryan is currently representing Dr. Craig Wright in a lawsuit that alleges he is the inventor of the crypto currency Bitcoin—and the blockchain itself— and that he has stolen half of the $22 billion fortune thus created. He is also representing 14 former bank directors, including the former chairman and president, in FDIC v. Galan-Alvarez, et al., a dispute in federal court for $257 million, arising from the FDIC’s takeover of R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico.
Not only does Bryan deliver exceptional results to his clients, but he is actively engaged in community service organizations. He is a former vice president of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association and a former 11th Circuit Representative to The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. His service to the community and professional achievements led to Legacy Magazine and the Miami Herald recognizing him as one of South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.
Bryan is also passionate about trial advocacy. He is a past winner of South Florida’s Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition, champion of the ABA National Criminal Trial Competition Champion, best advocate in the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Trial Competition, and champion of the Florida Bar’s Chester Bedell Trial Advocacy.
Associations & Activities
Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2015)
Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, Vice President
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 11th Circuit
NAMWOLF Annual Meeting (Houston), Moderator, On High Alert: rising and shifting liability in the face of increased data breaches, September 2016
NAMWOLF Business Meeting, Speaker, Challenging Experts? Tactics for Mastering Expert Examinations, February 2016
NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, Speaker, To Kill or Not to Kill—The Trial Attorney, September 2015
Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism Spring CLE, Moderator, Judicial Panel Discussion on Professionalism, January 2014
Recognitions & Honors
Daily Business Review, On the Rise Honoree, 2020