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Ryan J. Duplechin

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Admissions

  • Alabama (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (2017)
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Education

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

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
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Recognitions & Awards

  • Alabama State Bar President’s Award (2020)

About Ryan

Montgomery, Alabama

Ryan J. Duplechin is an attorney in Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section, where he handles products liability cases involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  Ryan has also worked with the firm’s Products Liability Section on appellate matters involving complex issues like personal jurisdiction and sovereign immunity.  He currently 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 prescription weight-loss drugs.

Background

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

Ryan is a graduate of Florida State University. While at Florida State, Ryan was selected to multiple academic honor organizations and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

He received his J.D. with Honors from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. During law school, Ryan served as an Associate Editor of Faulkner Law Review and as a member of the Board of Advocates.

Publicity

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 led efforts to create the COVID-19 Legal Assistance Hotline on behalf of the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). For the project, he recruited 15 of his fellow Young Lawyers to help provide free legal advice to approximately 60 Alabama citizens. Former Alabama State Bar President, Christy Crow, presented Ryan–along with VLP Director Linda Lund and YLS Chair Robert Shreve–with the President’s Award for their work on the COVID-19 Hotline.

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.

Professional Associations

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 an Emerging Leaders board member.

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).

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