Ronald W. Ryan
Bar Admission: 1991, Illinois; 1992, Michigan
Education: Hillsdale College (B.A., 1988); University of Detroit (J.D., 1991).
Practice Areas: Civil and Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Personal Injury; No-Fault; Wrongful Death; Fire Loss; Worker's Compensation; Social Security Disability; Divorce and Family Law; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Automobile Accidents; Insurance Law.
Ron was born in 1966 and educated in Kalamazoo, attending the all boys military academy Barbour Hall Academy and Hackett High School. He comes from a distinguished family of lawyers including his father James D. Ryan and grandfather the Hon. Ronald M. Ryan, a circuit court judge for Calhoun County. Ron's great-uncle, two cousins, an uncle, his sister, and his brother-in-law are all attorneys as well. Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Detroit in 1991. Ron remains a licensed attorney not only in Michigan, but Illinois as well.
Before joining Lewis, Reed and Allen, Ron was for eighteen years a partner in Ryan, Jamieson, Morris, Ryan and Smith, a law firm that was started by his father. Ron performs litigation work in workers' compensation cases; insurance defense; insurance litigation; personal injury; Automobile Accidents; Personal Injury; No-Fault; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Social Security Disability; and commercial and civil litigation. He also is frequently retained by local clients to perform commercial and civil litigation services in Chicago, Illinois and in other states. Ron is a member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, the Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association, and the State Bars of Michigan and Illinois. He is a member of the Workers Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Ron has twice served as President of the Board of Directors of Residential Opportunities Incorporated, a local non-profit organization that serves and provides housing to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. He has also served on the Local Advisory Committee of the St. Augustine Elementary School, is Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Westwood Little League. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Living Options and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. Ron enjoys flying and is a licensed private pilot.