Martin C. Bryce, Jr.

Partner
Philadelphia

Martin C. Bryce, Jr. has a diverse practice focused on mortgage-related litigation, including complex foreclosures, credit card-related litigation, auto-finance related litigation, arbitration, commercial law, and class action defense.

Marty has represented lenders and servicers in a variety of mortgage-related litigation, including cases involving claims and defenses under the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), and various state laws. He has successfully tried several mortgage-related cases, including numerous complex foreclosure actions and lender liability actions. Marty has successfully tried cases before juries in both federal and state courts.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Mortgage-Related Litigation

  • In re Community Bank of N. Va. HOEPA Litig., MDL (W.D. Pa.) (successfully represented lender in nationwide class action seeking nearly $1 billion in damages)
  • Crawford v. Franklin Credit Man. Corp., 2016 WL 877874 (2d Cir. March 16, 2016) (affirming judgment after jury trial in favor of defendant on numerous federal and state law claims arising out of origination of loan and foreclosure)
  • Aurora Loan Serv. v. Taylor, 25 N.Y.3d 355 (2015) (ruling in favor of mortgage lender on issue of first impression on which lower New York courts had been split)

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. John P. Fullam, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990-1991

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Conference on Consumer Finance Law

Recognition & Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star," General Commercial Litigation, 2015-2021

Speaking Engagements

Marty regularly speaks at seminars and symposiums regarding issues that arise in mortgage and credit card-related litigation.

Board Memberships & Community Service

Marty is active in the alumni associations of both Drexel University and Villanova University School of Law.

Publications

"The CFPB's Consumer Arbitration Study Takes Center Stage," The Business Lawyer, February 2016

"2014 Arbitration Developments – Courts Continue to Apply Concepcion and Italian Colors," The Business Lawyer, February 2015

"Eighth Circuit TILA Rescission Decision Rejects CFPB Position," Quarterly Report of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, June 2014

Credentials 

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1990)
Member, Villanova Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

Drexel University (B.S. 1987)

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania