Law School: California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, Graduating Magna Cum Laude
Ryan is the founder of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Ryan formed the law firm in 2005 on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.
Ryan has handled numerous six, seven, and eight-figure cases to successful resolution or verdict. Ryan’s recent litigation success includes the following verdicts and settlements: a settlement in the case of D.L. v. HMS Construction, Inc., et al. for $21.5 million; a jury verdict in the case of Rittger v. The Cliffs et. al. for $6.7 million; a settlement in the case of Thrasher v. Luna et. al. for $2.45 million; a settlement in the case of Gibbs v. SDGE for $2.3 million; a settlement in the case of Lashlee v Nissho et. al. for $2 million; a settlement in the case of Ealy v. Caltrans for $1.6 million; a settlement in the case of Jensen v. Borst et. al. for 1.47 million; a settlement in the case of Laster v. Smith for 1.25 million, a $13.3 million jury verdict in the case of Rogers v. Storms et. al; a settlement in the case of Martin v. MTS for $6 million; a settlement in the case of Jane Doe v. Confidential Company for $1.1 million and receiving a settlement in the case of Jane & John Doe v. Palpant for $2.15 million.
Ryan maintains the highest possible rating of 10/10 on Avvo.com. He maintains the highest possible preeminent AV rating with Martindale Hubbell for ten years. He has been recognized by the Daily Journal for having obtained a Top Plaintiff’s Verdict. He has been recognized with a Trial Star Award by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. For 13 consecutive years, Ryan has been selected by his peers as a “Top Attorney” (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) in the Personal Injury practice category. Ryan has also been nominated and selected by his peers to be a “Super Lawyer,” a distinction held by less than 5% of attorneys in California. Ryan has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in their annual “Best Law Firms” rankings in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family. He has a strong appreciation for art and loves to travel. He also enjoys many recreational activities, including tennis, mountain biking, running, surfing, and watching football.