Ryan was born and raised in Aurora, Nebraska. He is a graduate of Doane College, in Crete, Nebraska (B.S. 1992 with Distinction), and earned his Juris Doctorate from Willamette Law School in Salem, Oregon in 1995. After completing clerkships with a private practice law firm and with the Oregon Attorney General’s office, Ryan served as in-house general counsel for a midwest gaming company. Ryan joined a local Sioux City law firm in 1998, becoming partner in 2002 and thereafter has practiced in the areas of Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning.
Ryan believes in his clients and takes great satisfaction in assisting them in achieving their financial and personal goals. Ryan frequently draws upon his varied experience in business, government and private practice to provide clients with comprehensive insight on how to efficiently navigate the way forward, avoiding obstacles when possible, and overcoming them when necessary.
Ryan is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, the State Bar of South Dakota, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is a member of the Probate, Property and Trust Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association.
Ryan currently serves as Chairman of the Sioux City Planning and Zoning Board and the Sioux City Board of Adjustment. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors for Sunrise Retirement Community.
In his spare time, Ryan participates in construction of solar energy projects, enjoys running, backpacking and golfing with his friends, traveling with his wife Sheri, and carefully tending his bee hives.