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Lawrence Thomas Ryan Jr.

Estate planning Attorney at Huntsville, AL

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also known as L. Thomas Ryan, Jr.


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About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%

    43 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Elder law
    20%

    27 years, 500 cases

  3. Adoption
    5%

    43 years, 500 cases

 

L. Thomas Ryan, Jr. is a founding partner of the law firm of Ryan Hicks Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP, and is the managing partner in the firm's Huntsville office. Mr. Ryan began his private law practice with an emphasis on civil litigation. His firm’s practice is now primarily devoted to advising clients in the areas of trusts and wills, probate administration, elder law, Medicaid and nursing home planning, estate and gift tax planning, corporate and business law, business succession planning, IRA and retirement planning, charitable gift planning, prenuptial agreements, and adoptions. He has served since 1984 as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama representing the Alabama Department of Human Resources, primarily in Adult Protective Services cases, Conservatorships and Guardianships, as well as juvenile dependency matters.

 

 

Mr. Ryan earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the Law and Psychology Review. He also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

 

 

Mr. Ryan is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association and its sections on Elder Law (Charter Member and Chair (2004-2005, 2005-2006)), Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (Secretary (2004-2005), Treasurer (2005-2006), Vice-Chair (2006-2008), and Chair (2008-2009)), and Taxation Law; the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

 

 

He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Ryan is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, and regularly presents educational seminars for public and private audiences.

 

 

Mr. Ryan has lived in Alabama for over four decades.  He has two grown sons.  He is a former Board member and two-term former President of the Foster Children's Alliance, a non-profit corporation that provides assistance for foster children.  His concern for the welfare of children also led him to serve as a Board member of the National Children's Advocacy Center.  He served three terms on the Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners for the 23rd Judicial Circuit which includes Huntsville and Madison County from 2003 to 2012. In his leisure time, Mr. Ryan enjoys reading, boating, photography and golf.

 

 

In addition to his busy practice, Mr. Ryan is a frequent speaker on estate planning and elder law topics, regularly presenting educational seminars to the public as well as to private groups.

 

 

Licensed for 43 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/10/2022

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

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Lawrence Thomas Ryan Jr.
2319-B Market Place
Huntsville, AL, 35801
Ryan Hicks Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
2319-B Market Place
Huntsville, AL, 35801
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Ryan Hicks Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Ryan Law Firm
  • 1989 - 2001
  • Founding Partner
  • Hamilton & Ryan
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Founding Partner
  • Simpson, Hamilton & Ryan
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Founding Partner
  • Ryan & Robins
  • 1980 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1978
  • University of Alabama
  • B.S.
  • 1975

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 1996 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 1995 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Bar Commissioner
  • 2003 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar
  • Will Contests: Procedures & Forms
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Fiduciaries Gone Wild!
  • 2012
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Trust Reformation
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Remedies
  • 2010
  • Elder Law Section Winter Meeting
  • Future Of The Federal Estate Tax
  • 2010
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Planning For The Family Home
  • 2009
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Receiving Assets After Medicaid Qualification
  • 2007
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Real Estate Liens On Jointly Owned Property
  • 2006
  • Elder Law Seminar
  • Medicaid Treatment Of Transfers Of Assets
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked on cases with Tom in the past as well as referred him many cases. He's incredibly gifted when it comes to Probate matters. I would highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in Huntsville. I am happy to endorse him!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a well respected attorney who works hard for his clients and is always available to speak with younger lawyers in a mentor role!"
Elder law Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an active and well-respected member of the Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, and I am happy to endorse this attorney for his considerable experience and expertise, particularly in the areas of estate planning and elder law."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is well respected in the elder law community, and is a frequent speaker on elder law issues."
Probate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ryan and I have had many cases together in Probate Court. Mr. Ryan represents Petitioners in Guardianship and Conservatorship cases and also represents The Dept. of Human Resources. I have found him to be very competent and professional."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tom for many years on many different cases involving DHR and individual estates and endorse him as an attorney"
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Huntsville Estate planning Lawyer Lawrence Thomas Ryan Jr.
Lawrence Thomas Ryan Jr.
Estate planning Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 43 years