Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2014
Marquette University, B.A., 2011
Ryan never gives up on a case. He was awarded a directed verdict in a case where his client did not even appear at trial. He also obtained a not guilty verdict in his first personal injury trial after opposing counsel assumed the plaintiff would be awarded triple her specials. Ryan’s success stems from his ability to establish himself as the authority. He strives to be the attorney jurors look to in the courtroom.
During his first year as an attorney Ryan first-chaired over 30 jury trials to verdict, obtaining a significant number of not-guilty verdicts. He has participated in over 100 mandatory arbitrations and negotiated property-damage and personal-injury lawsuits. As a member of the Construction Practice Group, Ryan defends contractors, architects and construction managers in personal injury and property damage matters.
Outside the office Ryan is a volunteer at Midtown Education Foundation, where he tutors fourth through sixth grade students in reading, writing and math.
Memberships & Involvement
- Member: Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Associated General Contractors of America; Hispanic National Bar Association
- Obtained a not-guilty verdict in a subrogation case where the plaintiff’s insured and the defendant simultaneously arrived at a four-way stop sign and claimed the other disobeyed the sign
- Obtained a not-guilty verdict for his client in a subrogation case where the defendant lost control of his van on ice, and swerved into oncoming traffic, allegedly causing two other vehicles—one in oncoming traffic, another behind the defendant—to collide with one another
- Obtained a not-guilty verdict in a personal-injury case where the defendant opened his car door into a biker who was traveling in a bike lane. The plaintiff claimed to have injured his neck, right shoulder, and hand, and he incurred over $7,000 in unpaid medical bills from his primary-care physician and a chiropractor
- Obtained a not-guilty verdict in a medical payment subrogation case where the defendant rear-ended the plaintiff’s insured while the plaintiff’s insured was stopped at a red light. Obtained a not-guilty verdict for his client in a personal-injury case where the plaintiff was a passenger on a CTA bus that was struck by a vehicle that the defendant allegedly struck
- Successfully briefed and argued a motion to dismiss on behalf of a governmental agency facing allegations of willful-and-wanton conduct
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a small earthwork and excavation contractor facing a wrongful-death action
- Settled a negligence action brought against the property manager of a convention center on the day of trial for roughly 10% of the cost of defense through trial