Aggressive divorce and family law representation, and strategic criminal defense.Seasoned trial lawyer with realistic injury contingency fees.Seasoned trial lawyer with strategic criminal defense representation and proven results.Seasoned trial lawyer with superior DUI experience and knowledge and proven results.Aggressive divorce and family law representation at reasonable prices. Low uncontested divorce fees.Aggressive, compassionate family representation at reasonable prices. Low uncontested divorce fees.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award 2017||AVVO||2017|
|Client's Choice Award 2016||AVVO||2016|
|Client's Choice Award 2015||AVVO||2015|
|Client's Choice Award 2014||AVVO||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award 2013||AVVO||2013|
|Award of Excellence||East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication||1999|
|Lifetime Member||Golden Key National Honor Society||1998|
|Owner/Attorney||Ryan D. Hanzelik, Attorney at Law||2007 - Present|
|Summer Associate||Symbion Healthcare||2004 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||Hanzelik & Associates||2003 - 2003|
|Asscoiate||Hanzelik & Associates||2002 - 2007|
|Owner/Programmer||Digital Reformation||2001 - 2002|
|Consultant||Stonebridge Technologies||2000 - 2001|
|Lead Programmer||4Impact Corporation||1998 - 2000|
|Programmer||City Online of Knoxville||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|License to Practice United States District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee||Attorney||2012 - Present|
|Chattanooga Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Golden Key National Honor Society||Lifetime Member||1998 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2007|
|Pro Bono/Public Action Legal Society||Fundraiser||2004 - 2005|
|Law and Technology Society||Treasurer||2003 - 2005|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2008|
|$41,500 for Pedestrian Collision||Settled for $41,500|
|$62,000 Settlement for Head-on Collision with Drunk Driver||Settled for over $62,000|
|Dad Wins Custody; Modified Parenting Plan||Dad won custody.|
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|AVVO||How Do I Prepare For A Divorce?||2014|
|Divorce Blog||TN Divorce Blog||2013|
|AVVO||How Do I Modify My Child Support||2013|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2005|
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)||English-Technical Writing and Editing||Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||2000|
|Elementary School||Mock Trial Judge||2013|
|McCallie School||My Story||2007|
Posted by Chuck
Ryan helped me through the most difficult time in my life with professionalism and compassion. As his client it was evident from the very beginning he would go above and beyond to protect my best interest. I have no doubt because of his sound advice and hard work he has helped me move on with my life much faster than most I have seen in my situation. Ryan is not only a lawyer I can depend on but someone I now consider a friend.
Posted by Kevin
I have used Ryan two separate times. What he has done for me and my daughter wasn't just professional and his job, it was way above and beyond what I feel anyone else would have done and was life changing for us.
I paid Ryan for a divorce in 2009, then called it off b/c my ex wife and I were trying to reconcile. After that effort, she still wanted to go through the divorce so I called Ryan up for help. Not only did Ryan help, he said I'd already paid him for the divorce so he handled it at no additional cost to me. He could have easily charged me with it being a new case number and so much time elapsing, but he didn't.
Then, this year, I needed to try and get custody of my daughter. I called Ryan. Ryan knows I don't have a lot of money and we came up with his fee and proceeded. Ryan went through a lot of trouble and frustration before my ex finally retained counsel, who made every step of our process difficult and tedious. Ryan never asked me for anything more even though in truth, he had to put so much more time and effort into my case than I'm sure he ever imagined. Had he done what I believe most would have, which is stop and ask for more money or withdraw from the case, my daughter could still be living in a bad situation to this day. She's not and I have only Ryan to thank for that.
Ryan was always open with his communication with me, always willing to explain things to me and always willing to hear my suggestions. He offered advise, but if I insisted something, Ryan went by my wishes as long as they weren't going to hurt me. There were times Ryan would research things and send them to me simply to better inform me, which again I believe is over and above what many others would have done.
I could go on for days at what Ryan Hanzelik's work and more importantly, his compassion for my situation did for my life, but the best way I can sum it up is that I called Ryan Hanzelik to be my lawyer and ended up with him being my friend, someone I'd do about anything for and a person that left an impression with me that'll never be erased. I'll never have to think for a few minutes about what my lawyer's name was, I'll always remember what he did for me.
I'd recommend Ryan to anyone for anything and if I ever need legal services again, his number is the only one I need. He's everything you'd never expect a lawyer to be. You won't regret using him.
Posted by Karen
Ryan was very honest and helpful with my injury case. He worked very hard to negotiate my settlement and always had my best interest in mind. He was very through in explaining my rights and stood by my side when the insurance companies lawyers tried to make me feel like I had done something wrong by being hit by a car. I would recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.
Charles Davis, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Ryan Hanzelik as an outstanding lawyer. Ryan practices criminal and family law from his office in East Ridge, TN. Ryan regularly appears before courts in and around Chattanooga. He is well respected by his fellow attorneys and is a strong advocate on behalf of his clients. Judges know and trust Ryan's judgment.
Randall Larramore, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have been in opposition to Mr. Hanzelik on various occasions and have found him to aggressively prosecute and defend his cases. I have found Mr. Hanzelik to be extremely thorough in conducting discovery and presenting his legal and factual defenses to the Court. Every non-frivolous issue which could be raised was raised, and was presented in an effective manner. Despite his aggressive practice, Mr. Hanzelik has always conducted himself as a gentleman and consummate professional. In my experience Mr. Hanzelik is both an effective advocate and a pleasure to work with under circumstances in which the parties often harbor significant animosity.
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