Ryan practices family law out of a commitment to achieving fair and equitable outcomes while also preserving as much financial stability for clients and their children as possible. Emphasizing planning and preparation, he ensures that clients are ready for any scenario so they can confidently and successfully resolve their family law matters.

Ryan is a skilled litigator and strong negotiator; he regularly obtains favorable settlements without ever stepping foot in the courthouse. Ryan works with clients to evaluate the pros and cons of their options, including costs, to make sound and efficient decisions about moving forward.

Ryan’s clients include professionals, executives, doctors, attorneys, and their spouses. He brings extensive experience and sincere compassion to situations involving contested custody, special needs, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Ryan has a successful record in advocating for co-parenting rights and securing equal parenting time or unique possession arrangements.

Ryan helps clients set reasonable goals at the outset and develops a game plan to reach them. He keeps clients informed about next steps and strives to alleviate anxieties and minimize surprises so they can focus on what is important. Ryan believes that his experience and confidence—whether inside or outside the courtroom—give his clients a distinct advantage.

Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ryan has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020, and named a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2020. He has also been selected Chair of the Family Law Committee and Liaison to the Section of Family Law, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Ryan was also recently elected by the Texas Young Lawyers Association as Director to District 4. Ryan is Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, has served with the State Bar of Texas in multiple capacities.

Away from his practice, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Laura, twins Blake and Kate, adventure travel and scuba diving.

Published Works

  • “Characterizing and Valuing Assets to Create an Inventory and Appraisement that Works for Your Client”, author, Advanced Family Law Course, 2020
  • Stop – You’re Doing Discovery All Wrong!“, author, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2020
  • Case Law Update“, co-Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2019
  • Forgotten Issues in Divorce“, co-Author, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • Overlooked Financial Issues“, co-Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute,  State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • “4 Tips For Modifying Your Existing Child Custody Order”, author, Dadsdivorce.com, 2016
  • Contributor to Dadsdivorce.com

Education

  • Regent University School of Law, 2011
    • J.D., Law
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Newman Club, Vice President
    • Israel International Law Program
    • Strasbourg, France International Law & Human Rights Program
  • Southern Methodist University, 2008
    • B.B.A., Finance
    • B.A., Political Science
    • Phi Gamma Delta, President
    • International Fraternity Council Representative
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • University Scholar
    • Order of Omega Honor Society
    • Hilltop Scholars Program

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch © in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2021
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star list, Thomson Reuters, 2020

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2012
  • Federal – Texas Northern & Eastern Districts

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
    • Co-Chair, 2019
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Denton County Young Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • District of Columbia Bar
    • Member
  • Genesis Young Leaders
    • Member
  • St. Thomas More Society of Dallas
    • Member
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Public Affairs Committee, 2019 – 2020
  • State Bar of Texas Leadership Class
    • Member, 2018 – 2019
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Member
    • Director to District 4, 2020