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Ryan Michael Sweet

Wrongful death Attorney at Edwardsville, IL

5.0   6 reviews

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As an experienced trial attorney, Ryan has obtained multiple multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients totaling over $40,000,000 in compensation. As a partner of national civil litigation firm, Ryan litigated cases throughout the Country acting as counsel in Wrongful Death and personal injury actions in eleven different States.

As a prosecutor, Ryan has obtained jury verdicts in homicide cases as both first and second chair. He also served as the head of the State’s Attorney’s Office’s Juvenile Delinquency Division, Post- Conviction Docket, and Drug Interdiction Taskforce. Ryan has acted as lead attorney on thousands of criminal offenses, ranging from DUIs to first-degree murder.

Ryan began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable David A. Hylla, former Chief Judge of Madison County, and intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shortly thereafter, Ryan began working for a local worker’s compensation firm where he first discovered his passion for zealously advocating for his injured clients.

Not afraid of the courtroom, Ryan has extensive trial experience in both the civil and criminal context, having more than a dozen jury trials under his belt.

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Licensed for 11 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 01/01/2023
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd
2 Club Centre Court
Suite 4
Edwardsville, IL, 62025

Reviews

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Posted by Tracy | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respectful and Very Competent
Ryan went above and beyond on my case. He spent copious amounts of time researching all aspects of my case and when we went to trial his hard work was exemplified. He was extremely respectful during our court case but was still authoritative in his manner of speaking. In addition to all mentioned above, he was also very personable. He never made me feel incompetent for any of the questions I was asking. He would respond to my questions at all times, not just 9-5. He made me feel like a friend and not just a client.
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Posted by Vince | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Ryan is a great and knowledgeable attorney. I’ve used Ryan and always felt like I was a high priority. He’s always available to answer all of my questions and concerns. I can’t thank him enough for helping my family in our time of need! He is definitely the lawyer you want in your corner!
Posted by Patricia | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Patient and informative
Atty Sweet was extremely patient with me throughout the process and educated me every step of the way. He kept open communication with me and always took my calls (even over the weekend).
Posted by Kurt | July 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Ryan did a fantastic job handling my case. He got back to on a timely manner with any questions I had. I could not have been happier with the outcome of my case and would recommend him to anyone needing help.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2021
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Flight Attendant
Ryan went above and beyond for me. He was always available to answer any questions I had and ended up getting my charge reduced to a lesser offense.
Posted by Jodi | May 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Ryan is superb! I literally can’t thank him enough for helping my family out! He is definitely an expert in his field. From the first conversation, I immediately felt at ease and knew everything was going to be ok. He was always present, even calling me on his day off to discuss our situation. I was throughly impressed. He’s down to earth but also, very professional. If I ever need representation again, he will be the first one I call! Zero disappointment with this attorney!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ryan!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorny
  • Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Swanson & Sackett, P.C.
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Partner
  • The Flint Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Madison County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Madison County Courthouse
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Daniels v. John Crane Inc.
  • $6,022,814.06 Verdict
  • Estate of Atchison v. CSR Ltd.
  • $10,000,000 Verdict

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • 2020 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 20 Asbestos Exposure Verdicts in the United States
  • Top Verdict
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States
  • Top Verdict
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
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Wrongful death Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is an excellent attorney who isn't afraid to go to bat for his clients."
Wrongful death Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan Sweet is the hardest working lawyer I know. He fights for his clients, and I have seen him add substantial value to a case with artful motion practice and skillful argument. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Sweet given his exemplary legal acumen, work ethic, and zealous advocacy for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Friend
"Ryan has great trial experience and he is very familiar with the Madison County Court system. Ryan has obtained impressive results for his clients in other jurisdictions as well. He is a “go-to” lawyer for personal injury and wrongful death claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ryan in the past and have referred him cases. I would trust him with any personal injury case for friends or family. I highly recommend Ryan's services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Edwardsville Wrongful death Lawyer Ryan Michael Sweet
Ryan Michael Sweet
Wrongful death Attorney
Edwardsville, IL
Licensed for 11 years