Ryan is a member of the Alabama State Bar, where he currently serves on the Helping Heroes in Healthcare Task Force and the Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section. He is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar’s Young Lawyers Section.
He is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Alabama Association for Justice (ALAJ). Ryan serves on AAJ’s New Lawyers Division’s Publications Committee and as a member of the Preemption Law Litigation Group. He is also a member of ALAJ’s Amicus Curiae Committee and Emerging Leaders Section.
Ryan is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, American Inns of Court, and serves as a team member of the State Rules Project for the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).
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.
Ryan led efforts to create the COVID-19 Legal Assistance Hotline on behalf of the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section and in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyers Program. For the project, he recruited 15 volunteers of his fellow Young Lawyers to help provide free legal advice to approximately 60 Alabama citizens from May through October 2020. Former Alabama State Bar President, Christy Crow, presented Ryan, along with Linda Lund and Robert Shreve, with the President’s Award for their work on the COVID-19 Hotline.
He has also helped coach local high school mock trial teams and is 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.