Christopher J. Ryan


Mr. Christopher Ryan is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice group.  He practices many types of litigation, but focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense and corporate litigation. Mr. Ryan has experience in all stages of litigation including representing individual and corporate clients at alternative dispute resolution proceedings, trial and before the Court of Appeals.

Mr. Ryan graduated cum laude from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.  He attended law school at the Michigan State University College of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicine and Law and received the Jurisprudence Award in Health Law. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude with a concentration in Health Law.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, American Health Lawyer’s Association, Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management, Detroit Economic Club, and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

Mr. Ryan was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2014 and 2015.  He holds a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, which is the highest level that can be achieved.  The rating is given by the lawyer’s peers and reflects the highest level of professional excellence.  He was also selected as a dBusiness “Top Lawyer” and was selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Up & Coming Lawyers for 2015.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude
  • Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business, cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan, 2010
  • Western District of Michigan, 2010
  • Eastern District of Michigan, 2012