Ryan has helped everyone from NBA cheerleaders to high level executives, as well as hundreds of thousands of other clients, recover damages in cases involving unpaid wages, employment disputes and other business litigation.
Ryan has served as lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of complex class and collective action cases ranging from the trial court level through appellate courts and up to the U.S. Supreme Court. In these cases, Ryan has helped establish precedent, forced major corporations to change unlawful employment practices and helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
For the past 13 years, Ryan has been recognized by Chicago Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer, a distinction given to no more than 5% of Illinois lawyers. In addition, Ryan’s peers have rated him the highest level of professional excellence, 5.0 stars on Martin Dale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings. With over 40 reviews on Avvo, an online legal services site, Ryan has a five-star rating from clients and a 10/10 Superb rating from the site itself.
Ryan and his cases have been profiled by numerous media outlets including:
Professional and Community Activities
- Benet Academy Alumni Board Member; 2015-Present
- Feed My Starving Children Volunteer; 2014-2015
- Chicago Lights Tutor; 2009-2010
- Chicago Cares Tutor; 2008-2009
- American Bar Association; 2007-Present
- Illinois State Bar Association; 2000-Present
Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2000
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, B.A., Political Science, 1996
Admitted to Practice:
United States Supreme Court, 2017
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1996 (admitted to Trial Bar)
Admitted pro hac vice in the Central District of Illinois, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Superior Court for the State of California, the District of Colorado the Eastern District of Michigan, the Eastern District of Missouri, the District of Maryland, the Southern District of Ohio, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Massachusetts, the District of Minnesota, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Washington, The Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa.