Bryan Kostura

Bryan Kostura

Bryan is an experienced trial attorney, problem solver, negotiator, and corporate counsel. He represents publicly traded companies, financial institutions, private companies and individuals in criminal and civil litigation matters. He also advises on regulatory business issues, internal investigations and assists in corporate and commercial transactions.

His trial practice includes white collar criminal defense, financial services litigation, and defense of class action claims involving the state and federal statutes. Bryan takes a lead role in creating solutions for complex commercial and business disputes, contract litigation, tort and negligence actions, temporary restraining orders, real estate litigation, employment agreements, zoning disputes, code enforcement, and white collar criminal actions.

Bryan was a partner at a national law firm where he represented multiple Fortune 100 clients both locally and nationally. He has also been appointed to act as Special Prosecutor for state actions on behalf of Ohio County prosecutors. Most recently he was appointed as the special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute a sitting public official. Bryan is also a Major in the United States Army Reserves and is the Deputy Regional Defense Counsel for the Central Region for 16th Legal Operations Detachment. In that position he represents senior officers in criminal and administrative hearings and courts- martial. Previously, Bryan was a Captain on active duty stationed at Fort Drum, New York, where he prosecuted and defended hundreds of soldiers in criminal and administrative matters.

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 2004); Moot Court Board of Governors, Moot Court National Semifinalist
John Carroll University (B.A., Political Science, 2001); Distinguished Military Graduate Award, George Marshall Leadership Award

Admissions

Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Honors

Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (Business Litigation, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Criminal Defense: White Collar), 2015–2018

Community Involvement

Boy Scouts of America

Presentations

Working with Executive Teams to Analyze Risk and Develop Strategy to Resolve Business Issues: “Working with Executive Teams to Analyze Risk and Develop Strategy to Resolve Business Issues” on Thursday, February 27, 2019

The State of Arbitration in Consumer Financial Services: October 2019

Fraud – Government Investigations Lessons Learned: Fraud and Government Investigations at the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers’ Fall Conference in Put-in-Bay, Ohio on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Litigation Forum Track: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) during the Litigation Forum Track of the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference on May 5 in New Orleans.

Military Lending Update: SCRA Litigation and Leasing Refund Issues and the State of the MLA: 2018 Consumer Finance Legal Conference