With over ten years of experience, Ryan has helped recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

In his role as a partner and member of an asbestos trial team, Ryan plays a pivotal role in ensuring cases are trial-ready. From conducting depositions to scrutinizing defendant information, his dedication to finding pivotal evidence remains steadfast. Ryan tirelessly collaborates with trial attorneys, delving into the intricate details of each case to uncover crucial information.

Ryan’s journey into law was driven by a desire to provide guidance and support to individuals navigating the complexities of mesothelioma lawsuits. Ryan’s upbringing in a St. Louis blue-collar family instilled in him a deep sense of empathy and understanding for individuals facing hardships. His commitment to justice and advocacy stems from his roots, driving him to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those he serves. With a keen understanding of his clients’ diverse backgrounds, ranging from laborers to electricians, Ryan approaches each case with empathy and diligence.

For Ryan, the gratification lies in discovering that elusive piece of evidence, often buried within extensive documents or hours of depositions. His commitment to his clients extends beyond legal proceedings; he prioritizes building meaningful connections, offering honest assessments and striving for the best possible outcome for each individual.

One of Ryan’s recent clients was a father of nine diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. His tenure as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department spanned from 1963 to 1991, but his exposure to asbestos occurred earlier. As a teenager, he spent a significant amount of time working as a laborer for a heating and cooling company, dismantling old furnaces and boilers sealed with asbestos cements and rope. Additionally, he worked for several years as a carpenter and drywall finisher, handling asbestos-containing products extensively.

During a drive to the airport after a visit, the client expressed his gratitude to Ryan for the firm’s support, which enabled him to focus on his medical care. Despite the prognosis, he lived nearly five years after his initial diagnosis—far beyond doctors’ expectations.

At Flint Cooper, Ryan is part of a seasoned team equipped with extensive experience in asbestos-exposure cases. While clients benefit from their personal rapport with their assigned attorney, they also gain from the collective expertise of the entire team.

  • S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Missouri
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts (History)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association