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Ryan is an Associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He regularly handles administrative matters involving charges of discrimination, unfair labor practices, and OSHA enforcement. He represents employers in a broad range of labor & employment matters, including federal and state litigation, arbitrations and administrative proceedings concerning claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination and retaliation, unfair labor practices, wage and hour violations, and various other employment-related claims.

Ryan closely collaborates with startups and small companies, offering specialized legal assistance tailored to their unique needs. He provides guidance on personnel policies and concerns to enhance operational efficiency and employee satisfaction. Additionally, he assists clients with other aspects of the employer-employee relationship such as handbooks, workplace investigations, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, and other personnel policies and concerns.

Other Info About Ryan


Law School

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2021, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Bellarmine University, B.A., Business Administration, 2018, summa cum laude

Student Body President, 2016-2017

Bar Memberships

Ryan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2021


Local & National Recognition

W. Fielding Rubel School of Business Faculty Merit Award, Bellarmine University

Fred W. Rhodes Servant Leader Award, Bellarmine University

“In Veritatis Amore” Award, Bellarmine University

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Louisville Bar Association, Corporate Law Section, Chair, 2024 – present

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Christian Academy of Louisville Alumni Council, Member 2024 – present

Bellarmine University Alumni Board, Chair, Young Alumni Committee


Ryan was invited to speak at the following events:

“Mastering Workplace Investigations and Employee Discipline,” Presenter, FBT Webinar, May 2022

“Going Green: A Legal Guide to Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Presenter, FBT Webinar, September 2023

Major Publications

Ryan is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Unwelcome Office Birthday Party Leads to $450K Verdict, Lessons on Disability Law,” HR Daily Advisor, June 2022

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