Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with the Burnham Law Firm practicing family law.
Ryan grew up in and around Iowa City and Kalona, Iowa before moving to Colorado. Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.
During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a Student Representative for the Iowa Student Bar Association. He received the Donald P. Lay Faculty Recognition Award for distinctive contributions to the College of Law community, and the William S. Anderson Scholarship for being named the Best Advocate of the 2017–2018 Van-Oosterhout Baskerville Moot Court Competition. Ryan was also an Executive of the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government. In 2018, Ryan worked as a law clerk for the BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines, IA.
Prior to joining Burnham Law, Ryan worked as an associate at the BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines, Iowa and had a general civil litigation practice. Ryan also earned the Bergstrom Fellowship with the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School during the summer of 2017. Following the Fellowship, he volunteered as a Law Clerk with the Family Defense Center in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was also a Volunteer Workshop Leader for the Kids First Law Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His student Note, Martinis, Manhattans, and Maltreatment Investigations; When Safety Plans Are a False Choice and What Procedural Protections Parents Are Due was published in Volume 104 of the Iowa Law Review.
Ryan was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2019, and was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2021.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Member of National Working Group||United Family Advocates||2019 - 2020|
|Law Clerk||Family Defense Center||2017 - 2017|
|Fellow||Bergstrom Fellowship—University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic||2017 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Iowa Law Review||Martinis, Manhattans, and Maltreatment Investigations: When Safety Plans Are a False Choice and What Procedural Protections Parents are Due||2019|
|ABC-CLIO; Prager||How Many People Saw Your Tweet? Network Density Among Twitter Followers||2017|
|ABC-CLIO; Praeger||You Have How Many Followers?||2017|
|University of Iowa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2019|
|University of Iowa||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2016|
|Honors Research Presentations||Legal Landscape of Stand Your Ground Laws||2016|
|In re Marriage of T.||Husband recovered his property, reunification with child ordered in favor of husband.|
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