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First and foremost, Ryan is a problem solver.  He uses his trial and litigation skills to resolve complicated disputes.  Ryan practices extensively in the areas of plaintiffs’ civil rights and personal injury litigation. He has handled a significant number of police misconduct (generally excessive force) cases as well as jail misconduct cases.  He has also handled a wide variety of automobile accident and premises liability cases. Ryan also practices in the area of commercial litigation. He spends most of his time in federal court in Minnesota but has represented his clients’ interests in several state and federal courts across the country.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 40%
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  2. Business: 30%
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  3. Personal Injury: 30%
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Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schuupp, LLP

333 S Seventh St #3000
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-2440


MNAuthorized to practice200107/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Litigation StarBenchmark Plaintiff2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Minnesota, MorrisHistory, EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998