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Ryan Malnar is a trial attorney that focuses on all aspects of civil litigation. He also defends military members in the Colorado area under investigation for felony level crimes or facing forced separation from the military.


Mr. Malnar served as a criminal defense attorney for Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. He has also worked as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Air Force Chief of Military Justice and Civil Law. 


Mr. Malnar is a first chair trial attorney with nearly seven years of experience in jury trials. He is experienced in complex litigation at felony and misdemeanor criminal trials, investigative hearings, and administrative disciplinary boards. Mr. Malnar is a tenacious, competent advocate with a unique ability to connect with forensic experts due to a background in chemistry and the internet.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 4%
    7 years
  3. Wills: 3%
    7 years
  4. Family: 3%
    2 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Clayton Dixon Craighead

    I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a tenacious fighter and very intelligent. I would want Ryan fighting on my behalf.


    Clayton Craighead Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Timothy A Griswold

    I wholeheartedly endorse Ryan Malnar. I have known him since Commissioned Officer Training for the US Air Force JAG Corps in 2009. He immediately impressed me with his friendliness, leadership, intelligence, and humor. HIs "Operation Finding Nemo" helped us quickly disseminate information among our flight, and his sense of humor kept us laughing during stressful events. More importantly, he is an extremely effective advocate, very hard working and thorough, and cares deeply about his clients. Clients who hire him are in good hands.


    Timothy Griswold Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Earl and Earl PLLC

1259 Lake Plaza Dr., Suite 230
Colorado Springs, CO, 80906


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200801/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Emphasis Program AwardPeterson AFB Equal Opportunity Office2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEarl and Earl, PLLC2015 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyUS Air Force2013 - 2014
Prosecutor and Chief, Civil LawUS Air Force2009 - 2013
Legal InternFederal Public Defender2007 - 2007
Legal EditorJones McClure Publishing2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
El Paso County Bar AssociationAttorney2015 - Present
Pikes Peak Pro Bono ProjectVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. WilsonFull Acquittal
US v. AlvaradoConviction on about half the charges resulting in 6 months of confinement (Government asked for two years), pending appeal to C.A.A.F
US v. SmithNo conviction! Acquittal on Assault, Dismissal of False Official Statement.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Utah State UniversityLiberal ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Utah State UniversityChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
College of Eastern UtahGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts (A.A.)2001