About Ryan

Ryan is an attorney in Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Mass Torts Section. In 2015, he started in the Mass Torts Section as a law clerk and was hired as an attorney in 2017. He primarily focuses on cases involving high-viscosity bone cements, which are causing early revision surgeries due to mechanical loosening. Ryan also works on cases involving defective dietary supplements and weight-loss drugs, such as Belviq.  In February 2020, Belviq was recalled after a 12,000-patient clinical trial found a significant increased cancer risk.

Education

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduated in only two-and-a-half years at the age of 20. While at Florida State, Ryan was selected to multiple national academic honor organizations and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

He received his Juris Doctor with Honors from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.  During law school, Ryan served as Associate Editor of the Faulkner Law Review and was elected twice as President of the Alabama Young Lawyers Student Division. He also served as Senator-at-Large in the Student Bar Association. As a member of the Board of Advocates, Ryan was selected to the Capitol City National Trial Team and competed in Washington, D.C.

Professional Associations

Ryan is a member of the Alabama State Bar, where he currently serves on the Helping Heroes in Healthcare Task Force, as Co-Chair of the Membership Relations Task Force and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section.  He is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, American Association for Justice where he serves on the Publications Committee for the New Lawyers Division and the Preemption Law Litigation Group. Ryan is a member of  the Alabama Association for Justice, where he is on the Amicus Curiae Committee; the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program, American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter and the Federal Bar Association. He is  also a team member of the State Rules Project for the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).  EDRM, in partnering with Duke Law School’s Center for Judicial Studies, is a global organization that provides best practices and standards in e-discovery.

Publications

Ryan has published law review articles in Tennessee Law Review and Faulkner Law Review.  His article featured in Tennessee Law Review was the first to predict how products liability law would apply if someone hacked a self-driving car.  He also authored a piece on the opioid litigation and FDA clinical trials for the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Ryan’s publications have been cited in legal treatises and other national law journals, including American Law of Products Liability, Owen & Davis on Products Liability, Boston University Law Review, University of Kansas Law Review, Kentucky Law Journal, and NYU Law Review.  He has also been quoted by the Associated Press (AP) and American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine.

Community Involvement

Ryan was a volunteer coach of the Saint James School trial team. His team competed in the YMCA Youth Judicial, a statewide high school mock trial competition held at the Federal courthouse. He is also a member of the YMCA Boys Work Committee, which is a group of young professionals in Montgomery who raise money for youth football.

Ryan was born in Birmingham, Alabama, while his father was in law school. He grew up in Niceville, Florida. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf and visiting the beaches of the Florida panhandle.

Education

  • Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (2017)
  • Florida State University (2013)

Recognitions & Awards

  • Alabama State Bar President's Award (2020)

Admissions

  • Alabama (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2020)

Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
    • Membership Relations Task Force, Co-Chair (2019-2020)
    • Helping Heroes in Healthcare Task Force (2020-2021)
    • Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee
  • Alabama Association for Justice
    • Amicus Curiae Committee
  • American Association for Justice
    • New Lawyers Division, Publications Committee
    • Preemption Law Litigation Group
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hugh Maddox Inn of Court
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
    • State Rules Project Member
  • YMCA Boys Work Committee

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