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When it comes to the relationship between Ryan and his clients, he understands that the legal system cannot be navigated alone, and that his clients rely upon him to get them through it.  Ryan’s practice ranges from representing corporate clients in contract negotiations and disputes to family matters such as divorce & custody as well as criminal defense. Ryan applies a real-world, practical approach when it comes to problem-solving and litigation. He also spends a significant amount of time consulting with many different types of businesses to assist them with forming practices that maximize their focus and minimize their liability. 



Ryan’s primary focus is helping his clients get back to what they do best, and avoiding distractions of disputes and litigation.  However, when litigation is a must, direct, to-the-point, professional representation is the standard for Ryan.   Ryan is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Idaho.  Ryan has received the highest rating from his peers as an “AV Preeminent” attorney.



Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Idaho and his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota.  He also studied abroad at the Universitet i Oslo, in Oslo, Norway.



Ryan is a member of the Idaho State Bar.  In 2013, Ryan was appointed by the Governor to serve as Commissioner to the Star Fire Protection District and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.  He has been an adjunct faculty member for the College of Western Idaho, teaching in both the business and Criminal Justice Departments.  In 2013, Ryan has received awards from the Idaho State Bar and the Red Cross for stopping a teenage client who attempted to jump from the Courthouse, prior to a scheduled hearing.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
    13 years, 200 cases
  3. General Practice: 20%
    13 years, 100 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-200/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • James Keith Ball

    Ryan is an extremely dedicated attorney with real life experience as a former prosecutor and many years in private practice. His litigations skills are unmatched and he is very well respected in the legal community.


    James Ball Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph L Morton III

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ryan on a matter for a mutual client. I have found his experience and insights to be particularly helpful. Great Lawyer!


    Joseph Morton Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jones & Swartz PLLC

1673 Shoreline Dr. Ste 200
Boise, ID, 83702

Jones & Swartz, PLLC

1673 Shoreline Dr. Ste. 200
Boise, ID, 83702



IDAuthorized to practice law200211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Idaho State Bar Service AwardIdaho State Bar2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateJones & Swartz, PLLC2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCollege of Western Idaho2010 - 2013
AttorneyGulstrom, Henson & Roark, PC2005 - 2015
AssociateHall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, PC2004 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyCanyon County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - 2014
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - 2014
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of IdahoMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Distinguished Lawyer LuncheonEmployment Market for Incoming Lawyers2013