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Biography

Ryan focuses on general corporate litigation, shareholder litigation, business torts, and contract actions. He also has experience in helping clients navigate liquor license laws and has assisted in the administration of assignments for the benefit of creditors, trade secret litigation, and international dispute resolution. Ryan has also achieved significant appellate victories for clients in the areas of medical malpractice defense, closely held corporations, and media law before the Supreme Court of Ohio, intermediate Ohio appellate courts, and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked as a Legal Intern at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where he collaborated with prominent scholars at a renowned human rights institute. While attending the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Ryan served as a research assistant to several professors and co-authored an amicus brief to the North Carolina Supreme Court, wrote for and chaired the University of Cincinnati Law Review’s Blog, and served as a Senior Articles Editor on Human Rights Quarterly.

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Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude
University of Cincinnati Law Review, Blog Chair
Human Rights Quarterly, Senior Articles Editor
Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow
Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School

Xavier University, B.A., History, 2012, summa cum laude, University Scholar

Bar Membership

Ryan is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 2015

Courts

Ryan is admitted to practice before the following courts:

Supreme Court of Ohio

United States Supreme Court

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

 

 

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2019

Frost Brown Todd Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2016

John R. Sayler Prize in Evidence, 2014

Henry Otterman Real Property Prize, 2013

Lawrence Maxwell Advocacy Prize, 2013

Gustavus Henry Wald Prize for Contracts, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

 

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations 

Phi Beta Kappa

Proud Scholars

Safe and Supported, Steering Committee, Member

Major Publications

Ryan is an author of the following publications:

The Burden of Applying Casey’s “Undue Burden” Standard, University of Cincinnati Law Review, June 2014, http://uclawreview.org/2014/06/07/the-burden-of-applying-caseys-undue-burden-standard/. 

The New Batson Challenge: Extending the Protections of Batson v. Kentucky to Gays and Lesbians, University of Cincinnati Law Review, October 2013, http://uclawreview.org/2013/10/24/the-new-batson-challenge-extending-the-protections-of-batson-v-kentucky-to-gays-and-lesbians/.

Will Divorce Bring Marriage Equality?, University of Cincinnati Law Review, September 2013, http://uclawreview.org/2013/09/24/will-divorce-equality-bring-marriage-equality/.