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Raymond Young Ryan

About me

I am a personal injury and legal malpractice trial lawyer who has tried over 30 jury trials and won almost 80% of my trials and have recovered money on over 99% of cases I have worked on. It is very rare for a 40 year old lawyer to have tried and won so many cases. Many attorneys say they are trial lawyers but they are actually settlement lawyers who bully clients into accepting less than full value of the case. You can find them on the first page of Google as they have enormous overhead to pay for advertising campaigns. I also handle your case personally from start to finish. Your case will not be handled by a paralegal or junior associate if you are my client. You will also have direct access to me 24/7 as I only maintain a small number of hand selected cases.


Most of my cases these days are significant injuries or wrongful death cases arising from serious highway collisions or catastrophic personal injuries. I am very familiar with brain injuries and injuries requiring orthopedic surgery. I work with only the best doctors in San Diego and can match clients with doctors when needed. I handle cases on a contingency fee basis and front all costs for my personal injury clients. I only represent consumers and plaintiffs.


The legal profession is complex and lawyers often make mistakes. There are only a few lawyers in town who are willing and able to sue negligent lawyers for legal malpractice. I work with Dan Stanford at Stanford & Associates on such claims. Dan Stanford has been prosecuting legal malpractice cases for over 25 years in California. He is a State Bar certified legal malpractice specialist. Together, we are the preeminent plaintiff's legal malpractice firm in San Diego. If you think your lawyer made a mistake, there was a conflict of interest, or a dispute over money you should call us to learn about your rights. We only consider legal malpractice cases with more than $250,000 in damages due to the high cost and time consumption of these cases.




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Practice areas


  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 60%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%



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  • Anna Romanskaya

    Ray is a great trial lawyer and a strong advocate. I highly endorse him


    Anna Romanskaya Family Attorney
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  • Ahmed S. Diab

    Ray is a tenacious attorney who will fight hard and not settle for less than his client deserves.


    Ahmed Diab Class Action Attorney
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Contact info

Pacific Trial Lawyers

6823 Wallsey Dr
San Diego, CA, 92119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star 2015SuperLawyers2015
2012 Top Young Attorneys Finalist with 6-7 Years of PracticeThe Daily Transcript2012
Outstanding Trial Attorney AwardConsumer Attorneys of San Diego2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPacific Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyStanford & Associates2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bradley Beaman v. AVL Animal Hospital Inc. (Farmers)$900,000
Elizabeth Smart v. Carl Koklich (Wawanesa)$259,000 comparative fault of 45%=$150,000
Gerald Copper v. Linus Ikpameze (Mercury)$61,374 with 30% comparative fault =$43,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney JournalHot Button Ethics Issue Update2014
Trial Bar NewsInternet Defamation2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - Los AngelesEnglish and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Caught in the CrosshairsInsurance defense counsel tripartite relationships2013