Ryan values his relationship with clients, and above all is a zealous – but level-headed – advocate. As a child of divorce, he understands what his clients, and their children, go through, but he also has firsthand experience with the value of open communication, patience, and understanding that can come out of it all. Being a divorce lawyer isn’t always easy, but Ryan strives to help his clients see the light at the end of the tunnel. As he puts it, “A new type of relationship can form from a seemingly broken past.”
Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was part of the International Economics Honor Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon) and the Mock Trial Team. He went on to graduate cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he was part of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and worked on the law journal. He’s a member of the Wake County Bar Association in addition to other philanthropic endeavors.
All impressive academic accomplishments aside, Ryan has a great sense of humor. He loves live music, especially 80s cover bands. But he points out that he is not a fan of the “tie-dye don’t-like-to-take-showers” kind of jam bands. Ryan also loves salsa – not the dance, but the tortilla chip accoutrement (as long as it isn’t too spicy.) In fact, he’ll eat almost anything with salsa. In between bites of chips and salsa, you might hear him make up his own hybrid language mixing Spanish, Latin, German, and North Carolinian, but it’s Latin and Spanish he studied in high school, and German he for three years in college. While Ryan loves practicing family law, he harbors fantasies of becoming a Formula 1 race car driver. However, his clients shouldn’t worry that will happen any time soon, but shhh… don’t burst Ryan’s bubble.