Ryan advises his clients in general business law matters with a focus on HR best practices, employment law, and trademark law. His practice also includes business litigation and collections.
He works with businesses to develop practical, creative and low-cost solutions to minimize disputes and litigation. He frequently provides seminars on the increasingly complex state and federal employment laws. Additionally, he often conducts in-house training to owners, managers, and supervisors on management best practices. These training sessions focus on proven methods that reduce exposure to legal liability and effectively minimizes damages from employee filed law suits.
Ryan earned his Bachelors of Business Administration, with majors in Human Resource Management & Marketing and an emphasis in legal studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.
He is an active member of the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit organizations including Step Industries, Harbor House, and the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce.
His wide array of interests include golf, hunting, hiking, water skiing, snow boarding, chess, music, and poetry.
Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I have worked with Ryan as part of my duties with the Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association and his role in the Outagamice County Bar Association. Through those experiences, I have come to know Ryan as down-to-earth, practical, yet sharp, creative, and passionate about his work. I have referred clients to his practice, and he has met their expectations and goals.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2014|
|Future15||Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce||2013|
|Rising Star||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2013|
|Managing Partner||Thompson Law, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Silton Seifert Carlson, S.C.||2008 - 2012|
|Attorney||Epiphany Law, LLC||2007 - 2008|
|N/A||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harbor House||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2007 - 2013|
|Step Industries, Inc.||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2006 - Present|
|Outagamie County Bar Association||Past President||2006 - Present|
|Robert J. Parins Inns of Court||Member||2006 - 2009|
|Collins vs. Ed's Boats Sales, Inc. (Brown County Case No. 2008CV003141)||Judicial Order in Favor of Defendant|
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|Hamline University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh||Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Legal Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Wisconsin Home Builders Association Annual Convention||Independent Contractor Misclassification Mistakes||2014|
|Wisconsin Home Builders Association Annual Convention||Employment Law Update||2014|
|3rd Annual Employment Law Beyond the Basics||Social Media in the Workplace||2014|
|3rd Annual Employment Beyond the Basics||FLSA/Wage & Hour Crackdown||2014|
|Mensa of Wisconsin||IP Basics||2013|
|2013 Wisconsin Builders Conference||A Builder's Blueprint to Avoiding Copyright Disputes||2013|
|HR Update||Employment Law||2011|
|Wipfli HR Series||Employment Law||2010|
|2010 YAT Panel||How to Survive and Thrive in Your First 5 Years||2010|
|Working With Employees||Employment Law||2009|
|New North||Employment Law||2009|
|HR Certificate Series||HR and the Law||2009|
|Employees vs. Independent Contractor||Common Classification Mistakes||2009|
|Best Practices Panel Series||Common Mistakes Made by Wisconsin Businesses Regarding Employment Law||2009|
|Wisconsin Payroll Association||FMLA and WFEA||2008|
|HR Certificate Series||HR and the Law||2008|
|Commercial Leases||Commercial Leases||2008|