William Bryk (D-IN-8)
William Bryk Congressional Candidate Indiana District 8
Biography of William Bryk from Google Profiles
William Bryk re-entered the private practice of law after retiring in April 2010 from a twenty-six year career with the City of New York.
He had most recently worked for the New York City Department of Correction as an Agency Attorney III assigned to the Trials and Litigation Division. He prosecuted disciplinary proceedings against uniformed and civilian employees, which included drafting pleadings, conducting pre-trial conferences and pre-trial motion practice, and settling or trying cases before administrative law judges at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), the municipal administrative law tribunal. He had briefed and argued over thirty appeals from OATH decisions to the New York City Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Bryk had also held staff positions in the offices of the Comptroller, the Manhattan Borough President, and the President of the Council, the Board of Education, and the Human Resources Administration-Department of Social Services; he had been a city council member’s chief of staff and a law assistant in the New York City Civil Court. He had previously practiced law both as a solo practitioner and in association with the firms of Bondy & Schloss and Levy, Boonshoft & Spinelli, where he argued before New York state and federal courts.
He has received numerous fiduciary appointments from the New York State Supreme Court as a court evaluator, court examiner, attorney for allegedly incapacitated persons, guardian, receiver, and referee. From 1997 to 1999 he frequently served pro bono as guardian ad litem for tenants in the Housing Part of Richmond County Civil Court.
He received his baccalaureate in economics from Manhattan College in 1977 and his law degree from Fordham University in 1989. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1990. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Small Claims Arbitrators, New York City Civil Court.
A literary journalist for over two decades, Mr. Bryk has published numerous articles, columns, essays, and reviews in Cabinet, Last Exit, The New York Chronicle, and Saveur magazines and such newspapers as New York Newsday, New York Press, and The New York Sun. He resides in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York with his wife, educator and cultural critic Mimi Kramer-Bryk, their cat Minerva, and Minerva’s three kittens, Rosalind, Imogen, and Sebastian.