He has been practicing law since 2006 and serves as a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the St. Joseph County Bar Association and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He is presently admitted to practice law before the U.S. Northern and Southern District Courts and all state courts in Indiana. Ryan has tried cases to verdict in multiple counties in Northern Indiana throughout the course of his career.
He has received numerous distinctions during the course of his law career. From 2012-2018 , he has been recognized as one of top 40 Under 40 from the National Trial Lawyers as an award given to the top 40 young trial attorneys across Indiana. Membership into such an organization is extended by invitation only and is awarded exclusively to those who exemplify trial results, superior qualifications and leadership as a young lawyer under age 40. Peer nominations and third-party research are used to award this distinction.
He has also been named a 2019 Rising Star in Indiana by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, including peer nominations combined with independent research, to make its selection to its Rising Star list. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Indiana achieve this distinction.
In 2022, Ryan was certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which are recognized as two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements for their clients.