RYAN M. SPRINGER
Ryan M. Springer is an attorney with G. Eric Nielson & Associates. Ryan’s practice focuses on helping people who have been injured fight for their rights against insurance companies and other corporations. He has dedicated his practice to helping victims of medical malpractice and other forms of personal injury.
COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
Ryan takes a team approach to his cases, and the most important team member is the client. Ryan believes that no matter how many cases he has as an attorney, each case is the most important case to the person whose life and interests are personally involved–the client. Ryan has represented clients in a wide range of cases, from improper nursing procedures and pharmaceutical error, to traumatic birth injuries and wrongful death, and has recovered awards in the millions of dollars. But this is not the true measure of success. Instead, Ryan works closely with his clients to help them through the difficult process of litigation and recovery. Obtaining compensation for their injuries is only part of the process, and Ryan believes his clients deserve an advocate who will fight with them every step of the way. Some lawyers treat their clients as just another file on a shelf, but Ryan never forgets that these are real people with real lives that have been catastrophically altered by someone else’s negligence. As a result of his efforts, he has high client satisfaction ratings, has been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine, and was named one of Utah's Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine.
PURPOSE AND VALUES
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ryan has worked hard to fulfill his commitment to justice and representing the rights of “the little guy” against some of the nation’s largest insurance companies. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah and received his Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. In law school, Ryan served as the Lead Note and Comment Editor of the BYU Journal of Public Law and competed on the school’s Trial Advocacy Team. He also interned with Chief Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court, and co-founded and served as the Executive Chair for the BYU Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Since his admission to the Utah State Bar, Ryan has developed a practice focused on complex personal injury cases. He believes strongly in the civil justice system and to the constitutional right to a trial by jury. One of his favorite quotes is from Thomas Jefferson, who said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” Powerful corporate interests have been working diligently to take away the people’s right to seek judicial redress, but Ryan works just as hard to fight for his clients’ rights in State and Federal Courts, at both district and appellate levels.
Ryan’s commitment to justice has been recognized by his peers and other professional organizations which frequently ask him to present on various legal issues including medical malpractice, general tort law, and the Utah State Constitution. Ryan serves on the Model Utah Jury Instructions Committee (Civil) for the State of Utah. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governors for the Utah Association for Justice and is an active member of the American Association for Justice. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Division of UAJ.
In his personal life, Ryan is married and has two children. He enjoys cycling, reading, live music, and spending time with his family.