Bryan T. Mette



Bryan Mette is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Bryan is based in the Madison office where he is a member of the Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable James B. Loken, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit during the court’s 2020-21 term.

During law school, Bryan was a summer associate at Foley, and an extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, the Criminal Division of the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, and the Criminal Appeals Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He also served as an articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review, and competed on the school’s mock trial and moot court teams. Before becoming a lawyer, Bryan served as an analyst in the Wisconsin State Budget Office, where he collaborated with the Governor’s Office and state agencies to formulate and execute the state’s biennial budget.


Bryan received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School (JD, 2020) where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and earned Book Awards for the top grade in courses on Legislation & Regulation, Business Associations/Corporations, and Public Lands & Natural Resources.

He is also a double Badger, having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Political Science & Economics (BA, 2012) and a master’s degree from the La Follette School of Public Affairs (MPA, 2013).


  • “A Monumental Task: How Should Courts Review Challenges to Presidential Actions Taken Pursuant to the Antiquities Act?” 104 Minn. L. Rev. 465 (November 2019) – selected as the top student note in Volume 104.


  • Wisconsin