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Ryan Charles McKeen

Car accident Attorney at Glastonbury, CT

5.0   57 reviews

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    Millions recovered. Member of the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame.

    16 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Member of the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame. We concentrate on personal injury and wrongful death cases. We handle legal and insurance adjuster negligence cases.

    16 years

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%
    Recent dog bite verdict: $125,000. Client went to doctor three times.

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    In the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for a Motorcycle Accident 2,250,000.

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%
    Secured one of the highest settlements in CT in a wrongful death case in 2015.

Ryan is 1 of 20 Attorneys in CT to be inducted into the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2015, he was named To The Personal Injury Hall of Fame by the CT Law Tribune.

Life changes on a dime. One second you are going about your life. Going to the store to get groceries. And the next second everything is different. Different because someone chose to violate safety rule and endanger the community. 

Ryan understands what it means to fight for those who have been wronged. Prior to starting college, Ryan was in a car accident. His car was totaled. And he was hurt. What happened next surprised Ryan - the insurance company didn't make things right. There were harassing phone calls. Endless anxiety. And confusing options. Only when a lawyer pushed back did the insurance company make things right.

Ryan's career has been dedicated to righting wrongs on behalf of individuals. His practice focuses solely on personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is committed to his craft and combines the best cutting edge trial techniques with the best technology available to help right wrongs. He believes in empowering his clients through frequent contact and clear communication. 

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Licensed for 17 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ryan

Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC
437 Naubuc Avenue
Suite 107
Glastonbury, CT, 06033

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional!
Great lawyer and great legal advice! Extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law. For accident or personal injury, he is the best attorney you can hire in Connecticut. Very professional and caring. Has his client's best interest at heart!
Posted by Jonathan | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive and professional
I reached out to Attorney McKeen and he quickly responded, laying the groundwork for a very professional and respectful relationship. Over the course of our tenure together he took the time to listen to all of my concerns, laid out the options and gave his best professional assessment, which I then undertook with him. He was always easy to reach and we were able to come to a good conclusion with my matter in a timely fashion. I would recommend his services to any in the area requiring them.
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Posted by Mike | May 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleased with service.
I wasn't well versed in the car accident and personal injury legal system. I saw Ryan first online and didn't know what to expect. But it turned out to be a good experience. Ryan was very accommodating to my schedule and took time to explain the details. I am very satisfied with how he handled my case.
Posted by Nicole | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
Hired Ryan on numerous occasions for my legal needs. He’s professional, extremely knowledgeable, reliable and very thorough in answering questions! During a stressful time in your life when you need a lawyer he’s the one you want! He’ll calm your anxiety by explaining realistic outcomes from his vast knowledge of law and experience in the field! Call today if you’re in need of his legal services, you won’t be disappointed!
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Posted by S. Liistro | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Choice
I found Ryan while searching Avvo. When I spoke to Ryan he was clear, concise and relatable. He makes sure his clients fully understand every aspect of their case and is very patient in doing so. I had never been through this type of process and it was intimidating. After speaking with him I felt confident enough for Ryan to handle my case. He explained everything to me throughout the whole process and consistently checked in on a regular basis. I am extemely satisfied with choosing Ryan and what he was able to accomplish.
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Posted by Louise | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
I am extremely grateful for Ryan and his team. Ryan fought very hard for the settlement that him a I both agreed I deserved. He was very thoughtful and had much compassion in the times that I needed it the most. He explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Ryan always kept me updated on the proceedings of the case and always returned my calls and answered any questions that I might have had. I highly recommend Ryan as I truly believe he is definitely there for his clients and will fight tooth and nail for them. I will always be grateful for Ryan and his team for the outstanding hard work they put into my case. I'm extremely satisfied and 100% happy with the outcome of the case. He's an exceptional lawyer with a lot of compassion I would highly recommend him every time.
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Posted by Thy Hoang | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Punisher of Bullies
What seems like a decade ago, my dad had the fortune of hiring Ryan to help him win two cases against a neighboring landlord. My dad is the kind of guy who always has a smile on his face, and may seem like the type you can push around. A reason our neighbors probably didn't feel hesitant to overstep their boundaries regarding our shared-use property. Ryan's a-hole radar is as sharp as a pin, and he immediately took to defending us after hearing our situation. My dad's English isn't great, so I helped how I could as a translator in and out of court. I've never witnessed a live case before meeting Ryan, but the way he defends his clients is the stuff movies are made of. Despite the language barrier, Ryan was always patient and understanding during the whole process. So when I saw the passion and vigor he displayed defending us in court, I was in awe of the character change. He genuinely cares about his clients and it's readily apparent when you see him in action. If you're being taken advantage of in any way, I can't recommend Ryan highly enough. Because underneath that suit and tie is a punisher, a punisher of bullies.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Ryan McKeen!
We needed preparation of a legal document. We communicated by phone and email and when we arrived at the office, everything was drawn up neatly and accurately as per our instruction. All our concerns had been addressed and our questions answered with the best of advice, We have the utmost confidence in Ryan and would hire him again.
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Posted by Patience | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I hired Attorney Ryan Mckeen to represent me and he did an excellent job! He did not even charged me for consultation. He was prompt on everything. He made my burden so easy for me. He treated me like a family and always wants the best for me. He is the best Attorney I have ever worked with. He knows and understands his clients. I can call and consult him with anything and he is always ready to help. He handles your situation as his own and makes sure you are comfortable with the outcome or his decisions. I will always recommend him to everyone who needs an attorney to handle his or her case. He exceeded my expectations!
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Posted by Chuck | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and Competent
Ryan helped my family in a difficult situation, and not only was he an excellent lawyer, he was also incredibly supportive. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Maria | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, trustworthy, and reliable
We've used the McKeen Firm for a variety of needs through the years and highly recommend others to do the same. He's the one and only lawyer we wholeheartedly trust. Attorney Ryan Mckeen is always quick to respond to all our counsel needs and reliable. In addition, he is highly respected within the profession and extremely experienced. If you are looking for a lawyer to represent you and put his all into the case, he's the one!
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Posted by Shawn | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult on a personal injury case
Ryan helped a friend (who is borderline special needs) steer some very hard to navigate legal waters. It turned out the case wasn't actionable, but Ryan always made time for my friend, and was totally, completely honest. I looked for a long time before i helped my friend choose a lawyer, because he would be easy to legally swindle. Ryan was absolutely perfect helping
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Posted by Brian | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer, Incredible Human
My wife and I hired Mr. McKeen to draw up our will. He was professional, friendly, and prompt. He took the time to really get to know us and our situation, which resulted in us including MANY things in our will that we would have otherwise overlooked. My wife is a business owner. As such, she often has questions about legal requirements or how to protect herself from litigation (which has never happened, knock on wood). Mr. McKeen is ALWAYS the first person she calls. Being a small business owner himself, he is always helpful, willing to listen, and gives great insight. Simply put, Mr. McKeen is an outstanding lawyer. Hire this man.
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Posted by Kelly | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Working with Ryan made the process go so smoothly. He was able to handle my complex situation with grace and determination. I couldn't be happier to have hired Ryan and would recommend him to anyone that wants exceptional representation!
Posted by Tim | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan puts you first
I have used Ryan on several occasions; not only for actual legal representation but sometimes just for advice. You would be hard pressed to find a more honest and straightforward person, let alone an attorney with those same qualities.
Posted by Jennifer | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated Attorney
Attorney Ryan McKeen is a true professional, dedicated to the client, community, and legal profession. Whether he is spending countless hours and dollars on focus groups in an effort to hone his trial skills, or generously and selflessly offering his advice, assistance, and ideas to other attorneys in the community, he goes the extra mile. The energy, enthusiasm, and integrity he brings to the practice of law raise the "bar" for the entire Connecticut legal community.
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Posted by Erin | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney and person
Attorney Ryan McKeen has given his time and talents as an attorney as pro bono General Counsel of Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter since 2014. He gives sound and timely advice re: contracts, liability, and the ADA for our team of disabled athletes who compete in mainstream road races (from 5K's all they way up to Ultra marathons). Ryan also provides sponsorship to our athletes to lower the financial barrier to participation. He has also taken a personal interest in our non-profit and is one of our biggest cheerleaders at our events. On a personal note, I consulted with Attorney McKeen regarding a family issue. He was professional, compassionate, and took the time to thoroughly listen and address my concerns. I couldn't recommend an attorney any higher than I would Ryan McKeen.
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Posted by Matthew | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Happy Outcomes
I'm a MA intellectual property attorney but when I have questions about CT legal matters or stuff outside the scope of my niche - I consult with Attorney McKeen. Knowlegable, friendly, easy to understand and ask questions , flexible... and a family man... all things I value when looking for people to work with... and all things he values in his practice.
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Posted by Ruth | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I have worked for Attorney McKeen for a long time and there is no one more concerned about, or works very hard, for his clients. There is no problem that he can't handle. If I ever need legal help, he would be the only one I would trust to fight for me.
Posted by Ashley | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have Ryan
We were and still are lucky to have found Ryan McKeen. We needed someone who could fight for us and work towards resolution. As a Dad and good man, we really feel he can see our big picture and be able to help us with our case. He's interested, proactive, realistic and fair. It unusual to get such good vibes from an attorney and we're forever grateful for that.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Trial Attorney
  • Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McKeen Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Freed McKeen, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Leone Throwe Teller & Nagle
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • CT State's Attorney Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Stanger and Arnold, LLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Connecticut Attorney General's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Framingham State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Trucking Accident
  • $550,000 Settlement
  • Car Accident
  • $360,000
  • Trial
  • Win
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • CT Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chair - Solo and Small Firm Section
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rosen Institute
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Greater Hartford Association of Realtors
  • Attorney Affiliate
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Metro Hartford Alliance
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • East Granby Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Alternate Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Western New England School of Law Alumni Board
  • President
  • 2008 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top American Lawyers - Nominee
  • Top American Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New Leader in The Law
  • CT Law Tribune
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury Hall Of Fame Finalist
  • CT Law Tribune
  • 2015
  • 40 Under 40
  • Hartford Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Alumni Honor Roll
  • Western New England School of Law
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 40 Under 40 Recognition
  • Governor Dannel Malloy
  • 2014
  • Innovator In The Practice of Law
  • Lex Innovatio
  • 2013
  • Hartford Preservation Alliance Award Winner
  • Hartford Preservation Alliance
  • 2013
  • Alumni Commencement Speaker
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Service To Alumni Board
  • Western New England School of Law
  • 2011
  • First 100
  • Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • 2011
  • ABA 100
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Moot Court Coach
  • Fermi High School
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • CT Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Graduation Speaker
  • Western New England School of Law
  • 2005
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Western New England School of Law
  • 2004
  • John F. Kennedy Award
  • Framingham State College
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Service to Campus and Community
  • Framingham State College
  • 2000
  • Christa McAuliffe Scholar
  • Framingham State College
  • 1999
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Western New England School of Law
  • Running a Paperless Law Office
  • 2013
  • Western New England College Accepted Students Day
  • Law School
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (36)
Litigation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ryan for many years and found him to be a creative and zealous advocate. I have referred several clients to Ryan and he has treated them well and represented them fairly. He is truly passionate about his clients. Bottom line: I highly recommend Ryan McKee."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan for a number of years. He is a lawyer of the highest character and integrity, and is knowledgeable and competent in a number of areas of practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Friend
"I had the pleasure of attending law school with Ryan and believe strongly that he is an intelligent, compassionate, and ethical individual whom I recommend without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a caring attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients. Ryan is never satisfied with the status quo and is always pushing himself to be a better lawyer and a better person! Without hesitation, I endorse Ryan for anybody seeking help in Connecticut!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a PI attorney. His creative spirit and commitment to excellence gives him a true advantage over the competition."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is not just a great lawyer; he's a thought leader in his field. His mind is always spinning to come up with new, innovative ways to serve his clients and grow his practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan listens and cares. If I had an injury or auto accident, I would call Ryan. I met Ryan through a lawyers group and have had the chance to work with Ryan in a small group settings. He is always listening to what is said and trying to take what he learns and translate that to helping his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Friend
"While attending law school with Ryan it was apparent that he would go on to do great things. I continue to be impressed with his integrity, professional accomplishments, and his care for his clients. I do not hesitate in giving him a "5 Star" review."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of practicing law with Ryan when we both set off to start our own practices. This gave me the opportunity to experience first hand Ryan's passion when advocating on his clients' behalf. Without question, he is tenacious and driven. Equally importantly, however, he is compassionate, available, and patient towards his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan McKeen is smart, personable, professional, and about as real as you can get when speaking with an attorney. I'm a fellow member of the bar rather than a client, but when I imagine myself in a client's shoes, I can tell how confident I would be if Ryan was going to court for me. He can talk to clients without talking down to them, as lawyers sometimes do without realizing it. He is also a savvy entrepreneur and runs an innovative, 21st-century law office with a fresh perspective on case management, client relationships and service to the profession and to the community. I would trust Ryan's firm to handle any litigation or real estate matter, large or small, business or personal."
General practice Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney McKeen for several years and have heard him speak at various Bar Association events. He is a relentless advocate for his clients. I endorse him without reservation. Ryan is a tremendous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ryan for many years. Ryan has a great amount of passion for his work, is very thorough, and his efforts are unmatched. For example, his self-study and use of focus groups allows him to better prepare for settlement discussions and/or trial. His preparations translate directly into results and I often find myself learning through his actions."
General practice Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a good lawyer, who always has the best interests of his clients in mind."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a great real estate attorney and a conscientious and effective litigator. You are in good hands with Ryan and I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan's a brilliant and compassionate advocate who brings innovative solutions to his client's problems. Anyone would be lucky to have him in their corner. I can't recommend him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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