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Overview

Ryann focuses her practice on civil litigation.

She represents entities, business owners, general contractors and individuals in all phases of complex business disputes, construction defect matters, personal injury matters, landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract matters, general civil negligence and housing discrimination matters. Ryann also has represented clients before professional licensing appeal boards, property tax appeal boards at the local and state levels, arbitration panels and in mediations. Ryann has appeared in state court before District Court judges and juries.

Ryann has additional experience representing clients through all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including negotiations and closings. She has extensive experience drafting real estate documentation and reviewing the chain of title for Iowa real estate in order to provide opinions on potential title defects. Ryann has represented several property management companies and other landlord business owners in landlord-tenant matters in Iowa.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Ryann practiced in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for more than five years. In that practice, she advised individuals and families on estate planning goals, represented clients throughout probate and trust administration, and counseled new business owners on corporation or limited liability company formation.


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Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
    • cum laude
      • Litigation Concentration
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Military Law
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Federal Habeas Corpus
      • Law Dean’s Academic Scholarship Recipient
      • National Moot Court Competition Participant
      • National AAJ Mock Trial Competition Participant & Semi-Finalist
      • Client Counseling Competition Participant
      • Environmental Law Society
      • International Law Society
  • B.A., Augustana College
    • cum laude
      • Dean’s List

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • Nebraska

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Association for Justice, Board Member 2013-present
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Vice-President 2013-present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
Community Leadership
  • Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation, Board Member and 2016 President
  • Phoenix House Shelter for Battered Women, Volunteer Legal Instructor 
  • Leadership Council Bluffs 2013 Graduate
  • Rotary Club of Council Bluffs Centennial, 2010-2013