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Ryan C. Shellady

Family Attorney at Coralville, IA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 3 years
    Iowa - IA 4 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Ryan Shellady is a general litigation attorney with a focus in family law. He has a strong background helping families navigate difficult circumstances and is passionate about connecting with his clients while providing quality legal advice.

Prior to joining Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC in 2022, he served as a domestic relations attorney for a mid-sized family law firm in Colorado. Additional experience came while serving as an associate for a Des Moines firm and as a law clerk at The Family Defense Center in Chicago, IL. Ryan has also volunteered for Kids First Law Clinic, providing workshops for children whose parents are going through divorce.

Ryan was raised in Washington and Johnson Counties. He earned his undergraduate degree, with high distinction, in ethics and public policy from the University of Iowa. He then went on to earn his JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

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Location

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
1150 5th Street
Suite 170
Coralville, IA, 52241
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
115 Third Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401
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Reviews

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Posted by Ben | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Ryan C. Shellady
Ryan is a hard-working, compassionate family law lawyer. He prioritizes his clients needs and specific desires and works to tailor his representation accordingly. Ryan will work hard for you and always keep you informed regarding your best path forward. I recommend Ryan to any prospective client.
Posted by Wendy | July 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Crisis Advocate
Ryan was a resource that my client desperately needed to complete here Divorce successfully. He was very professional, a great communicator and very knowledgeable. He brought much peace and clarity in a very stressful time. I highly recommend Ryan! He will get the job done!
Posted by Anna | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I highly recommend Ryan Shellady, he is very professional, prompt, understanding, and makes sure clients are informed every step of the way.
Posted by Abby | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated
Ryan Shellady was who I needed to finish my Divorce. The energy and wisdom he puts forth is matched by his empathy and professionalism. I could not be happier about the gift he was for me and all that was accomplished. Ryan is destined for great accomplishments going forward in life!
Response from Ryan Shellady July 26, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Abby. I'm glad I was able to help bring one chapter to an end. Here's to new beginnings!
Posted by Andrea | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathetic and effective
I have been divorced for over 8 years, but have a high conflict ex, and often need legal advice to handle him. Ryan really listened to who I was dealing with, was able to help arrange the simplest path forward, and gave quick and empathetic support throughout the process. You will be glad to have Ryan on your side, whether you are just getting divorced, or going back later for modifications. I felt like he had my back, and always advocated for the best interests of my children.
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Response from Ryan Shellady June 22, 2021
Thank you for the kind and generous words, Andrea. I'm so happy we were able to find a pragmatic solution to what could have become a rather contentious issue. Never hesitate to reach out; Burnham has your back!
Posted by Christine | May 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, detailed, and hardworking
Ryan worked with my husband and I regarding our wedding DJ. He was so thorough and knowledgeable. He helped us through the entire process and was very detailed in his explanations. I would recommend him to anyone. He was a fantastic attorney!
Response from Ryan Shellady May 12, 2021
Thanks, Christine! Your wedding should be about you--not lingering, unfair costs. Glad we were able to find a solution!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Frye Music Duo
My wife and I needed a contract reviewed for representation for our business. Not only did Ryan review the contract made, he informed us that the contract given to us was not legally up to snuff. As a result, he went through the liberty of drafting a legally appropriate agreement which protected every party involved. His analysis was thorough, and he was kind enough to explain both his revisions, and the reasons behind them. We are more informed from a legal standpoint going forward, and that is entirely thanks to the efforts of Ryan. If you’re in need of an attorney that is ethical in conduct, tactful in explanation, and thorough in analysis, you have found the right counsel. We would highly recommend Ryan’s work, and will certainly be appointing him for any future legal work.
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Response from Ryan Shellady May 12, 2021
Thanks, Wes! Happy to help out such a wonderful and talented couple.
Posted by Jeremy | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
I worked with Ryan for almost 2 years on my divorce case. I really appreciated how thoughtful and energetically hardworking he was through the process. I would not hesitate to call him for anything. Ryan is an excellent attorney!
Response from Ryan Shellady May 4, 2021
Thanks so much, Jeremy! Please don't hesitate to reach out any time. All the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Burnham Law, PLC
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Member of National Working Group
  • United Family Advocates
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross & Baskerville PLC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Family Defense Center
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Fellow
  • Bergstrom Fellowship—University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic
  • 2017 - 2017
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2019
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2016

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Frazier
  • Upheld District Court Ruling 4-2
  • In re Marriage of Wieland
  • Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with husband.
  • In re Marriage of T.
  • Husband recovered his property, reunification with child ordered in favor of husband.

Associations

  • Hawkeye Wrestling Club
  • Member - Inner Circle
  • 2024 - Present
  • Orchestra Iowa
  • Board of Directors
  • 2023 - Present
  • Iowa City Liberty High School
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • 2023 - Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - 2024
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Donald P. Lay Award
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2019
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Iowa College of law
  • 2018
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2018
  • William S. Anderson Scholarship
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2018
  • Top Advocate—Van Oosterhout Moot Court Competition
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2018
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2017
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Linn County Ad Hoc Monthly Meeting - May 2023
  • Joint Legal Custody - Iowa Caselaw Update Spring 2023
  • 2023
  • Honors Research Presentations
  • Legal Landscape of Stand Your Ground Laws
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan thoroughly understands the legal process, and applies a strategic eye to obtaining the best results for his clients. You can count on Ryan to put the best case possible forward."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney, focused on high-quality work, attention to detail, and positive outcomes for his Clients. Ryan prioritizes professionalism and excellence in his practice, and would be an excellent choice for anyone seeking representation in their family law matter."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a sharp advocate who has an excellent ability to develop workable strategy that a client can feel good about."
Coralville Family Lawyer Ryan C. Shellady
Ryan C. Shellady
Family Attorney
Coralville, IA
Licensed for 4 years