Prior to joining Rosenwood Rose, Ryan worked as an associate in a midsize litigation firm, where his practice included all aspects of civil litigation, including construction law, products liability, premises liability, collections, insurance coverage, Federal Employees Liability Act litigation, transportation, public office liability, and general negligence. Ryan has represented both commercial and insurance clients in a variety of settings, whether as defendant or plaintiff.
Ryan is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of Law, class of 2017. At UNC, Ryan was a staff member and editor for the First Amendment Law Review, the only legal journal in the nation dedicated to First Amendment scholarship. He served as Symposium editor for the 2016 First Amendment Law Review Symposium, “The First Amendment Legacy of Antonin Scalia,” which brought lawyers and legal scholars from across the country to Chapel Hill to reflect on and debate the late Justice’s profound impact on the First Amendment over the course of his tenure on the United States Supreme Court. Ryan was not only responsible for organizing and managing the Symposium, but also for editing and preparing professional scholarly pieces for publication in the First Amendment Law Review’s 2016 Symposium Edition. In addition, Ryan served as a research and teaching assistant to Professor Joseph E. Kennedy. In that role, Ryan helped edit “A Short and Happy Guide to Criminal Law,” written by Professor Kennedy, and provided edits and feedback on students’ legal writing as a teaching assistant. Those experiences helped Ryan develop a sharp attention to detail and appreciation for the importance of organization, which he brings to the work and services he provides his clients.
Ryan also brings valuable courtroom experience from his time as an intern during law school and Assistant District Attorney following law school, both with the Alamance County District Attorney’s office. While serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Ryan developed legal skills which have helped him effectively analyze his clients’ legal issues, and obtain the best results for them both in and out of the courtroom.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his dogs Lyanna and Jason, who both compete in dog agility trials across the country, and exploring the many breweries and parks he has discovered in the Charlotte area. He also judges dog agility shows across the United States and Mexico, and supervises and teaches apprentice judges who are learning how to judge in order to help grow the sport and the community. He manages a small business, Fast and Furryous Agility, LLC, which hosts dog agility trials sanctioned by the United States Dog Agility Association, and hosts dog training classes and seminars in Snow Camp, North Carolina. His experience owning and operating a small business gives Ryan a special insight into many of the legal issues confronting small business owners, and helps him to represent their interests that much more effectively.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, History (2012)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law (2017)
Member, North Carolina Bar Association (2018-present)
Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association (2018-present)
HONORS & ACTIVITIES
United States Dog Agility Association, Supervising Dog Agility Judge
Fast and Furryous Agility, LLC, Co-owner and Member