Bryan F. Aylstock
Bryan F. Aylstock earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of North Florida in 1992 (magna cum laude), and graduated number one in his law school section from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in May, 1995.
During law school, Mr. Aylstock was both an associate and a senior editor of the Florida Law Review publishing an article on the case of Fabre v. Marin, 623 So. 2d 1182 (Fla. 1993), one of the most significant cases to affect the area of personal injury law in Florida over the past ten years. Prior to graduation, Mr. Aylstock received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, became a member of The Order of the Coif, worked as a defense counsel for the University of Florida Honor Court, and was installed as a Teaching Fellow.
After completing law school, he was accepted as an Honors Intern at the United States Department of Justice, where he worked for the Director of the Federal Tort Claims Act Division on such high profile matters as the Ruby Ridge and Waco cases. Upon completion of his tenure at the Department of Justice, Mr. Aylstock served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger Vinson, the former Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.
The vast majority of Mr. Aylstock’s legal career has been focused on the representation of individuals injured as a result of defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. He is serving as one of three Coordinating Co-Lead counsel charged with overseeing five separate Multi-District Litigations (MDLs) involving the use of the pelvic repair system products currently pending before the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition, Mr. Aylstock was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), as Multi-District Coordinator (MDC), in In re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2342. Mr. Aylstock served on the PSC as co-lead counsel in In re: Avandia Marketing Sales Practices and Products Litigation, MDL 1871, and also served as co-chair of the discovery committee and the administrative committee.
Mr. Aylstock is regularly invited to speak at attorney education conferences on issues related to the handling of pharmaceutical and medical device cases, electronic discovery in complex cases, and other mass tort issues. Mr. Aylstock has developed substantial experience in handling complex class litigation consolidated within the multi-district mechanism, having served as co-chair of the discovery committee on the In re: High Sulfur Content Gasoline Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1632 (E.D. La).
Mr. Aylstock is presently licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Florida, having passed the Florida Bar with the highest score in Florida’s First Appellate District. He is also licensed to practice before all Alabama and Mississippi state and federal courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Aylstock is a member of the American Inns of Court, the American Association for Justice, and the Florida Justice Association.
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