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Ryan is a St. Louis, Missouri personal injury lawyer and is a 1999 honors graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he majored in Biology and received a minor in Chemistry. During college, Ryan volunteered at Columbia Regional Hospital, helping injured people and their families with hospital related services. In addition, he was employed as a phlebotomist in the laboratory of Boone County Hospital. While studying and working, Ryan participated in fund raising efforts and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charity, American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics.


After college, Ryan attended law school at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he was on Law Review. During law school, Ryan interned for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorneys office as well as other notable St. Louis law firms. After three years of law school, Ryan was offered an associate attorney position with a large St. Louis insurance defense firm, representing people who caused other people significant injuries. During this time, Ryan gained significant insight as to how insurance companies operate and their litigation tactics. Ryan soon realized his heart was in representing victims of personal injury- not the people who caused them. Ryan is licensed to practice in all Missouri and Illinois state courts.


Ryan is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations, a Hall of Fame member of the Missouri Trial Lawyers' Association, and is involved in numerous charities in the region.


He has the following distinct honors:


  1. Named "Winningest Lawyer" by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly for most reported wins of any lawyer in the State;

  2. A+ BBB rating (highest possible rating);

  3. AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell (the highest possible rating);

  4. Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America;

  5. Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum member.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 20%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (30-45%)

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    I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is an excellent trial attorney who is very skilled at his profession He is very dlligent and very knowledgable and works very hard.


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Contact info

The Bradley Law Firm

1424 Washington Ave.
STE 300
St. Louis, MO, 63103


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in MissouriAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Bradley Law Firm2004 - Present
AttorneyRabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C.2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2004 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Eighth Circuit Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adams v. Timothy King and Shelter Mutual Insurance CompanyPlaintiff verdict- $10,500,000.00
C.W. and J.B. v. Eric TolenPlaintiff Verdict- $30,040,000
Confidential v. Confidential Exercise Equipment Manufacturer and GymSettlement- $4,050,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Missouri, ColumbiaBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hannibal Mo Chamber of CommerceMissouri Tort Reform2005