Bryan F. Aylstock is a Florida personal injury lawyer and a founding partner of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz. Aylstock primarily represents clients who have been injured by defective drugs and defective medical devices, filing lawsuits against manufacturers, litigating trials, and negotiating settlements when appropriate.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 13, 1970, Aylstock has lived in Florida since childhood. His family moved to north Florida in the 1970s and remained there through his college and law school years. While growing up in Florida, Aylstock played soccer on city teams and school teams. He was also deeply involved in his local church community throughout high school and college. Today, he is an avid beach volleyball player. Aylstock married his college girlfriend, Lisa Dostal, one week after graduating from law school, on May 20, 1995.
He attended public and private schools in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. He graduated from Nease High School, just north of St. Augustine, Florida, in 1988. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of North Florida in 1992 (magna cum laude), and graduated with the highest overall grade in his law school section at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law in May, 1995.
During law school, Aylstock was both an associate and a senior editor of the Florida Law Review, and published an article on the case of Fabre v. Marin, 623 So.2d 1182 (Fla. 1993), one of most significant cases to affect the area of personal injury law in Florida over the past ten years.
Prior to graduation, 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, Aylstock served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger Vinson, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Following his clerkship, Aylstock worked at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty, & Proctor, P.A., one of the nation's leading civil litigation law firms, in Florida. He left the firm to co-found a personal injury law firm in Pensacola, which is now named Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz.
Aylstock is licensed to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Florida, and 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.
Aylstock is a member of the American Inns of Court, the American Association for Justice, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
He specializes in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, having successfully handled thousands of diet drug (Fen-Phen), silicone gel breast implant, and diabetes drug (Rezulin) cases over the course of his career. Aylstock limits his practice to the areas of: wrongful death and personal injury and is currently involved in the following matters: Ford Truck Litigation, Vioxx, Fen-Phen and Automobile Negligence.
Aylstock is co-lead counsel in the Avandia multidistrict litigation (MDL) and chair of the discovery committee of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the MDL.