Meet Our Team

John Pierce

Founder and CEO
John M. Pierce is a trial lawyer and Founder and Managing Partner of Pierce Bainbridge, a Constitutional, civil liberties and business litigation law firm.

John Pierce

Founder and CEO

John M. Pierce is a trial lawyer and Founder and Managing Partner of Pierce Bainbridge, a Constitutional, civil liberties and business litigation law firm. He was described by Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation 2012 as “one of the most esteemed jury trial lawyers” at the world’s largest business litigation law firm, and The Legal 500 United States 2015 praised his “real trial presence.” In 2008, he won two multi-million dollar jury verdicts within a span of two months, including the 67th highest jury verdict in the United States in 2008 as determined by the VerdictSearch Top 100 list, as well as a victory in a major film financing trial in Los Angeles featured in The Hollywood Reporter.

John is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to law school, John was an M1A1 Abrams tank platoon leader in the U.S In 2017, he founded Pierce Bainbridge, which became one of the fastest growing law firms in history with a litigation portfolio valued at nearly $700 million and consummated a pioneering litigation funding transaction that was one of the largest ever. During most of his career, John has often been retained by major corporations and financial institutions in the most difficult, high-profile, bet-the-company business disputes. On behalf of institutional clients and individuals suing as plaintiffs, John has obtained verdicts, pre-trial judgments and settlements amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. During the turbulent times following the 2016 Presidential election, John and his firm have represented and fought for numerous clients in the middle of some of the most controversial and Constitutionally significant cases and controversies in the nation under the most difficult and media-intensive circumstances. Seeing the growing trends of government overreach, big-tech tyranny and foreign infiltration beginning to seriously threaten the Constitutional and civil liberties of individual Americans, John has now founded the National Constitutional Law Union to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Ryan Joseph-Gene Marshall

Chief Financial Officer, Director of Minority Rights, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Ryan Joseph-Gene Marshall is the Chief Financial Officer, a trial lawyer, and an Associate (pending admission) of Pierce Bainbridge, a Constitutional, civil liberties and business litigation law firm in Los Angeles, California.

Ryan Joseph-Gene Marshall

Chief Financial Officer, Director of Minority Rights, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Ryan Joseph-Gene Marshall is the Chief Financial Officer, a trial lawyer, and an Associate of Pierce Bainbridge (pending admission), a Constitutional, civil liberties and business litigation law firm in Los Angeles, California. Ryan focuses on white collar crime defense, federal and state tax litigation, business organization, bankruptcy, and estate planning. Furthermore, Ryan leads the firm in promoting and protecting members of all minority groups, including LGBT, advocating against all discriminatory actions taken against any member of those communities.

Ryan graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Ryan received his Master’s in Legal Studies from Kaplan University and then attended West Virginia University College of Law where he received his J.D. in May 2019. While at WVU Law, Ryan received the Culture of Excellence Award- Exemplary Student and was selected to be a member of the 2018 Tax Law Moot Court Competition Team. During Ryan’s time at WVU law, he worked for the WV Law Commission, served as a T.A. to Professor William Rhee in Civil Procedure I and II, was a research assistant to Professor Vince Cardi, and interned for two years at the Uniform Law Commission where he assisted in the drafting of the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. During Ryan’s third year, he worked in the WVU Law Taxpayer Advocacy Clinic advocating for clients against the IRS regarding a large range of tax matters.

After law school, Ryan went on to receive his Master’s of Public Administration from West Virginia University, then went on to receive his LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Currently, Ryan is finishing his Master’s in Business Administration with a Concentration in Forensics and Fraud Investigation from WVU and is taking classes at Harvard University to receive his Master of Liberal Arts.Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge, Ryan served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven P. Leskinen for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Pennsylvania and worked as a Tax Associate at Barchetti Financial Services in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Ryan joined Pierce Bainbridge, and the NCLU in 2021, where he assisted in the defense of several Jan 6 defendants and played a crucial role in fighting for the protestors rights and freedom of speech.

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