“What I like best about my job is making a difference for my clients who are often in difficult situations.”


Kelly F. Ryan graduated from Southwestern University Law School in 1997, where he finished in the top 5% of his class and was a member of the Law Review of Southwestern University School of Law. Mr. Ryan also attended the University of British Columbia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1983, and United States International University, where he obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 1990.

Mr. Ryan was admitted to the State Bar of California in June 1998. Mr. Ryan is a former Trustee (2006-07) and current member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He is a past chairperson of the Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a past recipient of the Matthew Sandy Rae Award.

Following law school, Mr. Ryan was a sole practitioner before forming Russakow, Ryan and Johnson, PC in 2001 where he was a founding partner. At Russakow, Ryan and Johnson, Mr. Ryan handled a broad range of transactional and litigation matters, including business and commercial litigation, personal injury, real estate and construction litigation, eminent domain, trade secret and unfair competition, civil rights and employment, representing both the plaintiff and defense. Mr. Ryan has successfully litigated cases outside of California representing clients in litigation in Utah, Massachusetts, Illinois and Missouri.

In January 2007, Mr. Ryan formed the Ryan Law Firm, P.C. to concentrate on a more personalized practice. The Ryan Law Firm handles the litigation of a number of business and consumer clients in the areas of employment, business, real estate, personal injury, bankruptcy, probate and trust litigation.  The Ryan Law Firm also handles a number of transactional areas primarily related to business, employment, real estate, and entertainment.

Mr. Ryan is the author of Science Classroom Safety and the Law: A Handbook for Teachers (Flinn Scientific: 2001) and has lectured to teachers, school district administrators and school board members on the legal implications and duties of teachers in the Science Classroom. He has served on the Liability Committee of the National Science Teacher’s Association and is a co-author of the current NSTA official position statement on Liability of Science Educators for Laboratory Safety (adopted September 2007).

He is licensed to practice law in all California State courts and the United States District Courts in Central and Northern California.