Knowing how to figuratively (and literally) keep flying the plane in stressful situations, Ryan’s unique career trajectory blends a passion for service with nimble thinking that allows him to quickly unpack complicated concepts, from complex technical systems to legal regulations.
With former careers as a commercial airline pilot and a vehicle recovery chief in the United States Marine Corps, Ryan has never been afraid of challenging and complex work. He now brings the values and skills that he developed in those roles to help shape a better future for firm clients faced with legal and business challenges.
Ryan’s legal experience includes serving as a law clerk for an aviation-focused litigation practice where he assisted supervising attorneys in preparation of various court hearings, depositions, discovery and trials.
During law school, Ryan served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Roach, Jr., of the 296th Judicial District Court in Collin County, Texas. While there, he volunteered with the North Texas Regional Veterans Court as a legal intern. He also developed a code of conduct for the court’s legal and psychology interns that conformed with both the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles & Code of Conduct.