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About Me

Ryan M. Harrell joined Elk & Elk as an attorney in 2010.  Prior to his affiliation with the firm, Ryan represented injured clients at another northeast Ohio law firm, and also practiced on his own, focusing on civil appellate work and criminal defense representation.  Ryan now works in Elk & Elk’s research and writing department, where he practices in the field of civil appeals, and is also heavily involved with the research and drafting of briefs and motions for cases throughout the firm. 

After graduating from Miami University in 1998, Ryan worked as an architectural designer prior to attending law school.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2006.  Ryan is a resident of Cleveland Heights, and enjoys music, reading, hiking, cycling and traveling in his spare time.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Michael Shipp

    I endorse Mr. Harrell to anyone in need of appellate or personal injury representation. He is highly intelligent and experienced in these areas. He stays abreast of changes in the law and uses this knowledge to benefit his clients. He handles complex legal issues very well and is excellent at explaining the law and litigation process to clients. His legal research and writing skills are outstanding and give him and his clients an advantage in the litigation process.


    Paul Shipp White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. - Cleveland

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124

Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. - Columbus

250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43215

Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. - Cincinnati

22 West 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2012
Magna Cum LaudeCleveland-Marshall College of Law2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateElk & Elk Co. Ltd.2010 - Present
PrincipalRyan M. Harrell Law Firm, LLC2009 - 2010
AssociateChamberlain Law Firm2007 - 2009
Architectural DesignerRoth Partnership1998 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Democratic Lawyers Group of Northeastern OhioBoard Member2009 - Present
The Gavel - Cleveland-Marshall's Student-Run NewspaperCo-Editor in Chief2005 - 2006
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
JOSEPH FINK vs. JONATHAN M. MIOZZI - ET AL.The Court denied the insurance company's motion.
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarLocating Persons and Finding Background Information2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJuris Doctor2006
Miami University of OhioArchitectureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the WebLocating Persons and Finding Background Information2013
Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the WebInvestigative Research: Public Records and "Publicly Available" Information2013