The morning after Ryan became an attorney, he found himself out the door at 4:30 AM traveling 250 miles across the state to meet with a client for a mandated court event. Since then he’s handled cases in almost every county of both PA and NJ, having tried numerous cases in front of judges and juries as far west as Beaver County, PA and as far east as Ocean County, NJ.
But touching all parts of both states was nothing new to him. Hailing from Norristown he traveled across PA as a 4-year starter and all-state wrestler in junior high and high school. Whether it was competitions or tournaments at Quakertown, Carlisle, Johnstown, Solanco, Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata, State College, or most importantly, the classroom, Ryan was successful. His success on the mat and in the classroom continued at Division 1 powerhouse Rutgers University where he started all four years for the Scarlet Knights.
The tenacity and competitive attitude that propelled his success on the mat and in the classroom is what fuels his success in the courtroom. Ryan’s been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2017, an award bestowed to only 2.5% of lawyers under 40. He’s also a member of the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum having obtained multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements on his clients’ behalf.
However, Ryan’s proudest wins are those similar to M.S., a single mom from Norristown who lost her entire month’s wage after a homeowner tried to stiff her and keep her rental deposit after deciding to rent the property to someone else. Having been told by others it wasn’t worth their time a mutual friend connected her to Ryan. It took multiple filings, hearings and years but when that owner went to sell that house they had to pay back the judgment Ryan won plus interest in full. Ryan has handled M.S.’s and cases like hers for free.
One place Ryan has not yet regularly found success is at the dinner table convincing his 2-year old to eat his chicken nuggets. However, he is confident – perhaps a bit naive – that these trials and tribulations now will help him succeed in a few years with his newborn. Ryan lives with his wife and two boys where he is active in both the youth and high school wrestling programs in his school district.