Ryan focuses his practice on advising and representing small businesses and their owners in all aspects.Ryan received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was a Staff Writer for the University of Dayton Law Review and a Member of the Honor Council. He received his B.A. cum laude from Ohio University, completing two majors in Finance and Business Pre-law and achieving a Certificate in Certified Financial Planning.
Prior to joining Maguire, Schneider, Hassay, Ryan spent five years as a Litigation Associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, engaged in complex multidistrict litigation. He worked for his father’s second generation family business every summer from age 16 to 24, traveling and working his way up to foreman. Between semester in law school, he completed an internship in the corporate law department of Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, did work for private money management and investment firm in Dayton, Ohio. He also clerked for Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz during his third year in law school.
Ryan was born and raised in Columbus and grew up working for family’s road construction company started by his grandfather more than 50 years ago. He succeeded in both the field as a foreman and the office with administration. Road work is a dangerous and regulated industry, encountering all manner of problems affecting small-medium sized businesses. This allows Ryan to provide client service at the confluence of business and law.
Ryan is known for his loyalty and thoroughness. He is an avid golfer and gun owner. In addition to serving clients in business and litigation matters, he has a history of taking pro bono work of all types. While still in school, he represented indigent criminal defendants in Franklin County Municipal Court. While applying for jobs following graduation, he volunteered for the City Attorney’s Office in Whitehall, Ohio, assisting the prosecutor with the criminal case load in Mayor’s Court. He assisted an Ohio inmate in obtaining proper medicine. In recent years, Ryan has become involved in Operation Legal Help Ohio to assist veterans. He regularly volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, where he advocates for indigent tenants facing housing eviction in Franklin County Municipal Court.
Some of his pro-bono accomplishments include:
- Negotiating positive settlements or resolutions for more than a dozen clients which afforded desperately need time or financial relief.
- Successfully recovered or defeated landlord claims against security deposit for alleged damages.
- Successfully represented a prisoner on death row to obtain the latest treatment for a chronic and potentially life-threatening disease.
University of Dayton Law School, 2013, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Ohio University, 2010, B.B.A., Cum Laude