Ryan maintains an active civil litigation practice with an emphasis in governmental and real estate litigation. As a member of the Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Ryan counsels businesses, individuals, municipalities and professional associations regarding a full range of state and federal laws, including land use and competitive bidding challenges. Ryan also represents clients in election challenges and in disputes with governmental agencies.
In addition to serving as lead counsel in numerous federal, state and administrative bench trials, Ryan has:
Ryan also has experience in healthcare law, representing healthcare providers and other clients in disputes with federal, state and local government agencies and in hearings before state licensing boards.
Before joining Husch Blackwell, Ryan was a senior staff attorney with the Special Litigation Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In this position, he represented the state in various defense litigation matters, including wrongful death, employment and civil-rights claims. He also represented the Missouri governor, the Missouri General Assembly and other elected state officials in numerous matters, including initiative-petition cases and challenges to the funeral protest and voter identification laws.
In the second case, opponents sought a writ of mandamus preventing the secretary of state from certifying client’s initiative petition for the November election. The Circuit Court initially issued a preliminary writ against the secretary. Intervened within just three days and obtained an order quashing the preliminary writ and received a judgment sustaining the motion to dismiss.