Ryan grew up in Williamson County where he attended Round Rock High School.
After graduation, Ryan attended Trinity University, one of the most prestigious
academic schools in the State of Texas. At Trinity, Ryan lettered all
four years in football and was ultimately awarded 1st Team All-America honors as a linebacker. After receiving his undergraduate
degree in Finance, Ryan was accepted to The University of Houston Law
Center, where he graduated with a law degree three years later.
While in law school, Ryan was active in the University of Houston Innocence
Project, a well-known network that investigates the claims of actual innocence
raised by inmates in Texas and throughout the United States. Ryan’s
work in the Innocence Project gave him early experience in conducting
field investigations, interviewing witnesses, reviewing records and crime
In addition to working on the Innocence Project during law school, Ryan
also worked for the law firm of one of greatest tort attorneys in the
State of Texas, the late John O’Quinn. At O’Quinn, Laminack,
& Pirtle, Ryan gained invaluable experience in the litigation process
and dealing with scene and medical experts.
Upon graduation, Ryan became a prosecutor in Montgomery County where he
handled hundreds of criminal cases. Eventually, he went back to his hometown
of Round Rock to practice as a criminal trial attorney.
To maintain high quality client representation, Ryan attends numerous Continuing
Legal Education Courses in an effort to stay on the cutting edge of innovative
defense theories and tactics. In addition, Ryan is an active member in
the following associations:
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Williamson County Bar Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- DUI Defense Lawyer's Association
- State Bar of Texas
- WilCo Award
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