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Thomas Patrick Ryan

Personal injury Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Tom Ryan, Thomas Ryan

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Medical malpractice

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Wrongful death

    16 years, 50 cases

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in North Olmsted.  After graduating high school, I attended Ashland University and received a major in Chemistry and minor in Biology.  I worked in the chemical field and worked on software applications combining chemistry and computer science.  My software development moved towards artificial intelligence, specifically in the areas of voice recognition and text to speech.  After working in the software development field for about a decade, I wanted more human interaction in my professional career.  I also wanted to assist individuals through complex problems and disputes.  I attended law school while working full time.  Graduated in 2007 and have continued to gain experience and education through representing people through life altering injuries.  I enjoy speaking with current and potential clients about their situations and strive to provide the best representation available to each and every client I represent. 

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Ryan, LLP
55 Public Square
Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH, 44113


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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Insightful, caring expert
I called Tom to consult with him after a family member's untimely death. Tom has a genuine caring and professional demeanor. He reflected upon and understood my questions and points of view. He provided clear, concise explanations and answers. Most importantly I appreciated his expertise in matters that are intricate and cross over multiple areas of law (personal injury, health insurance and billing, subrogation negotiation, probate processes, wrongful death versus survival claims) and how all of these things work together. He gave insightful ethical and sound advice that proved very useful. He was reasonable with fees and generous with his time. I very much appreciate the relationship he has established with our family.
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Posted by Raymond | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Injury
I want to state that I had a medical injury caused by a medical facility, and as the injury progressed, my wife and I felt it was important to proceed with legal action against the facility. Since we lived in a different state from the state of injury, I needed to find an attorney in that state who would handle my request. I connected with the law firm of Ryan LLP, Cleveland, and my wife and I met with Thomas Ryan. After explaining the case, he stated it was something he could handle, and my wife and I agreed to hire his firm. The case took three years to reach a resolution, and during that time period, the interaction with Thomas Ryan and Daniel Ryan was exemplary. Most of my interaction was with Thomas Ryan, and he performed a tremendous amount of research to gather facts regarding this type of injury. He did not hesitate to do whatever research was necessary to help us. Both he and Daniel Ryan were working diligently for us against the defendant. Both Tom and Dan would not be intimidated by the defendant, and presented many contradictory actions against the defendants wrongful claims. My wife and I are very grateful for the work performed by this law firm, and they helped us tremendously in reaching a settlement agreement. My wife and I would not hesitate at all in recommending this law firm to anyone needing to hire a law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2014
Contract Defense!
Thomas P Ryan came highly recommended to me! It turned out to be a great recommendation. I was an out-of-state defendant in a case re contracts. He quickly grasped the essence of a new field, planned a response, and won the case!!! He listened to his client and made me feel involved in what we were doing. He had clarity and patience as he explained how and why he had shaped my defense..... and took us to the offense! My original attorney was quite impressed with Mr Ryan's handling of the case which did prevail. I highly recommend Mr. Thomas P. Ryan! He is a very intelligent and very capable young attorney.
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Posted by Kristen | June 17, 2014
Top Notch Attorney
Tom represented me in a defamation lawsuit. I had been representing myself as the defendant, but as the litigation became more complex it was clear that I would need to seek professional representation. I contacted Tom Ryan and he was immediately put at ease with his knowledge and understanding of defamation law. In a very short period of time, Tom submitted a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim. The lawsuit was successfully dismissed with prejudice, putting an end to entire ordeal. I would not only recommend Tom Ryan's legal expertise, but I would ONLY consult him going forward in any future litigation I may come across. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and tenacious.
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Posted by Amir | May 1, 2013
The best Attorney in Town
Ryan represented me in a personal injury lawsuit. I was involved in Car accident. When Ryan first met me, he gave me a free consultation and answered all of my questions. Ryan saw an angle and after some deliberation decided to take me on as a client. I'm very glad he did, as about a year later the case settled for an extraordinary amount thanks to Ryan's efforts. In terms of work style, he's extremely hard-working and conscientious, all while maintaining a good sense of humour. He thoroughly researched my case and also made some crucial discoveries, the kind of which seemed more attributable to a private investigator than a lawyer. He earned our unfaltering respect and confidence. He is very good for what he does i will recommend him to anybody how asks me. He's the best.
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Posted by Brian | May 28, 2011
Was hurt and he helped
I was involved in a car accident. I was rear-ended while stopped at a light. The insurance company for the other driver wouldn't even pay for all of my medical bills. Tom got involved, got my medical bills paid and also some money extra. He was fantastic. Answered all of my questions. Was always available and returned all of my phone calls. He made the whole process bearable.
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Posted by Paul | May 25, 2011
Hired Tom Ryan for an Employment Law issue
Tom was recommended to my by another attorney and that referral ended up being fortuitous. Through Tom's tireless case law research, negotiations skills and determination to see the lawsuit to the end, I was very satisfied with the final result in my fight against a former employer. Tom's legal advise was always balanced giving me both the advantages and disadvantages for various courses of action and he kept me grounded in reality. After one preliminary ruling, Tom mentioned to me that he lost sleep worrying about potential outcomes. I have worked with many attorney's in the past and this is the first time I have had an attorney lose sleep over my case. That speaks volumes for Tom's committment to excellence and his focus with always looking out for my best interests. As the case progressed Tom always took the initiative to keep me informed in a timely manner. Other attorney's I've worked with in the past were less responsive. With Tom, I never felt ignored or that I was bothering him with my questions. He always patiently answered my questions and provided me with thoughtful and sage advice. I highly recommend Tom Ryan for any law specialty his firm provides. He will get the job done.
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Posted by happy client | May 24, 2011
Dedicated, Intelligent, and Genuine Attorney with a Tailored Approach
Thomas Ryan is a very smart, sincere, and professional attorney. His knowledge of the legal system is extensive and case preparation is well above average. I felt confident in his abilities and credentials. He is very approachable and forthright. He was always responsive (never more than an hour or so would go by without a follow up to my voicemail or e-mail) and made himself available whenever I had questions, which was often outside of regular business hours. He helped me win a landlord-tenant case, which went on for an extended period of time. I won not only the original claim against me, but also the counterclaim against the landlord, which Tom recommended I file. Separately, he also gave me great legal advice on estate planning and wills for my parents. Overall, I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ryan, LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Technical Consultant
  • IBM
  • 2005 - 2007


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Ashland University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Harrison v. Kolo
  • Substantial Settlement in Plaintiff's Favor
  • Zachefsky v. Bowyer
  • Jury Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff
  • O'Connor vs. Cleveland Clinic, et al.
  • Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff
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  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Graduation with Honors in Chemistry
  • Ashland University
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
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