Bryan has lived in San Diego since 2004, is a resident of Ocean Beach and a solo practice environmental attorney who often partners with other public interest attorneys and takes on some of the biggest corporations and government agencies across the state to protect the public interest. Bryan is also one of the top rated civil rights attorneys in San Diego and has met the stringent selection criteria of the national rating agency SuperLawyers.
In 2016, Bryan received over 23,000 votes in the 78th Assembly District to become a San Diego County Democratic Central Committee delegate, which was the most number of votes in the county out of 73 candidates across six state assembly districts.
Many San Diegans who could not afford an attorney have benefited from Bryan's pro bono legal work, including homeless veterans and small nonprofit organizations. For his entire legal and professional career, Bryan has worked tirelessly defending the public interest. In addition to running his own law practice, Bryan has taught as an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, inspiring law students to pursue public interest law, and is a founding member of the Public Interest Advocacy Collaborative (PIAC).
Bryan also served as an elected board member of the Ocean Beach Peoples Organic Food Market from 2008-2015, a $15M per year business. From 2006-2016, Bryan also ran a nonprofit thrift store as a volunteer in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego to benefit animal protection and environmental causes.
Bryan is currently representing the San Diego chapter of the NAACP against the City of El Cajon Police Department for falsely arresting peaceful prayer vigil attendees in the wake of the Alfred Olango shooting, among other civil rights and environmental cases.
Some recent news articles quoting Bryan:
CBS-8: Pacific Beach Residents Rally Against Short Term Rentals
December 10, 2017
This American Life: When the Beasts Come Marching In
March 11, 2016
New York Times:
Two Missing Ducks, a Video and a Felony Charge in an Episode at a Foie Gras Farm
Feb. 22, 2015 New York Times
Seals in San Diego Get to Remain at the Beach
Nov. 14, 2009 New York Times
In California, Going All Out to Bid Adieu to Foie Gras
Oct. 15, 2011 New York Times
Some in California Skirt a Ban on Foie Gras
April 12, 2012 New York Times
California Chefs to Wield Their Spatulas in Fight Over Foie Gras Ban
April 30, 2012 New York Times
Waddling Into the Sunset - California Chefs Mount a Repeal of Foie Gras Ban
June 4, 2012 New York Times
Los Angeles Times:
Seals on La Jolla beach win another court round
April 29, 2013, Los Angeles Times
Judge sides with seals on the beach in La Jolla
Aug. 12, 2013, Los Angeles Times
San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season
Feb. 24, 2014, Los Angeles Times
San Diego settles lawsuit by protester arrested outside circus
Aug. 27,2014, Los Angeles Times
San Diego Union Tribune:
Activist known as game-changer in seals case
March 22, 2009
Bryan Pease going up against hunters
April 24, 2014
Future of Ché Café still in limbo
Nov. 18, 2015