- J.D., cum laude, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (2014)
- Edmund Burke Award for Forensic Oratory, Moot Court Honor Society (2014)
- Regional Champion (Milwaukee, Wisc.), National Moot Court Competition (2013)
- Faye Clayton Award for Best Oral Advocate, Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition (2012)
- Finalist, Ralph Brill Award for Best Brief, Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition (2012)
- CALI Awards for Legal Writing I (2012), Trial Advocacy II (2013) & Appellate Advocacy (2013)
B.A., Marquette University (2011)
- Illinois (2014)
- U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar (2016)
The son of a surgeon and brother of an architect, Ryan helps individual and corporate clients prevail in significant litigation with creativity, precision, and style. He is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial and insurance-coverage disputes, especially those arising in the construction industry.
Before joining Masini, Vickers & Hadsell, Ryan was an associate at a nationally recognized boutique law firm where he litigated commercial and product-liability matters in federal and state courts across the country as well as in private arbitration. These include business lawsuits, shareholder disputes (business divorces), professional-liability claims, and class-action matters. In addition to successfully briefing and arguing dispositive motions, Ryan, as first chair, has tried claims for breach of licensing and asset-purchase agreements, business torts, shareholder oppression, and trade-secret misappropriation before juries, judges, and arbitrators. Ryan began his career defending bad drivers and their insurers from subrogation and personal-injury actions at trial. In his first year of practice, Ryan earned 8 full defense verdicts and 12 additional verdicts reduced for comparative fault from juries across northern Illinois.
Ryan’s passions include advocacy (both written and oral) and golf. He closely adheres to Justice Frankfurter’s admonition that “[i]n law the right answer usually depends on putting the right question.”