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Ryan M. Springer

Litigation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.1   13 reviews

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    25%

    8 years

  2. Birth injury
    15%
    A substantial part of Ryan's practice is focused on birth injury litigation, including helping babies born with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (cerebral palsy), brachial plexus injury (Erb's palsy). These types of injuries are complicated, but Ryan's attention to detail and focus in this area have helped him secure some of the largest birth injury settlements in the State of Utah.

    8 years

  3. Brain injury
    15%
    Brain injuries can be caused by many factors, including medical error, carbon monoxide or other chemicals, and trauma from automobile or trucking accidents. Ryan fights for those who have suffered brain injuries, and is often consulted by other attorneys for help understanding the different ways brain injuries are caused. Even the most severe brain injuries are subtle, and victims may "look normal." Ryan's expertise in this field helps victims recover for their future medical needs.

    8 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    15%
    Ryan has gained prominence as one of Utah's finest medical malpractice attorneys. He works with nationally renowned medical experts through every phase of the case, and has the legal knowledge necessary to go up against the attorneys hired by the defense. He understands the medicine, knows the law, and is prepared to aggressively fight for the rights of people harmed by medical negligence.

    20 years

  5. Personal injury
    15%
    If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, attorney Ryan Springer can help you get the compensation you deserve. He will evaluate your case at no cost to you. Ryan will help you find out if your injuries were caused by negligence, and fight to recover compensation on your behalf. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and money for pain and suffering. Contact Ryan

    8 years

  6. Wrongful death
    15%
    Utah’s Wrongful Death Statute provides for those who have lost family members due negligence. Under this provision, family members are entitled to recover damages for their losses, including financial support furnished; loss of affection, counsel and advice; and other forms of loss. Ryan understands the emotional and economic difficulties facing families who have lost loved ones, and is prepared to see them through the process and fight to hold wrongdoers accountable.

    8 years

Ryan M. Springer's practice focuses on helping people find solutions to difficult problems.  Whether you have been injured and need somoeone to fight for you rights against insurance companies, or you are in a complicated legal dispute, Ryan has the skill and experience to guide you through the legal system.  He has a focus on medical malpractice and other forms of personal injury, and is experienced with health care law and other commercial disputes.

 

COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS

 

Ryan takes a team approach to his cases, and the most important team member is the client.  Ryan believes that no matter how many cases he has as an attorney, each case is the most important case to the person whose life and interests are personally involved–the client.  Ryan has represented clients in a wide range of cases, from improper nursing procedures and pharmaceutical error, to traumatic birth injuries and wrongful death, and has recovered awards in the millions of dollars.  But this is not the true measure of success.  Instead, Ryan works closely with his clients to help them through the difficult process of litigation and recovery.   Obtaining compensation for their injuries is only part of the process, and Ryan believes his clients deserve an advocate who will fight with them every step of the way.  Some lawyers treat their clients as just another file on a shelf, but Ryan never forgets that these are real people with real lives that have been catastrophically altered, and may be facing the legal system for the first time.  As a result of his efforts, he has high client satisfaction ratings, has been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine and Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah's Legal Elite.

 

PURPOSE AND VALUES

 

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Utah and received his Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University.  In law school, Ryan served as the Lead Note and Comment Editor of the BYU Journal of Public Law and competed on the school’s Trial Advocacy Team. He also interned with Chief Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court, and co-founded and served as the Executive Chair for the BYU Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

 

Since his admission to the Utah State Bar, Ryan has developed a practice focused on complex litigation, especially in cases involving health care and insurance. He believes strongly in the civil justice system and to the constitutional right to a trial by jury.  One of his favorite quotes is from Thomas Jefferson, who said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” Powerful corporate interests have been working diligently to take away the people’s right to seek judicial redress, but Ryan works just as hard to fight for his clients’ rights in State and Federal Courts, at both district and appellate levels.  In 2013, he was admitted to the Oregon State Bar.

 

Ryan’s commitment to justice has been recognized by his peers and other professional organizations which frequently ask him to present on various legal issues including health care and privacy issues, medical malpractice, general tort law, and the Utah State Constitution.  Ryan serves on the Model Utah Jury Instructions Committee (Civil) for the State of Utah.  Additionally, he is a past member of the Board of Governors for the Utah Association for Justice and is an active member of the American Association for Justice.  He is also the past Vice-Chair and Chair of the Medical Malpractice Division of UAJ.

 

In his personal life, Ryan enjoys cycling, reading, live music, and spending time with his family.

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State OR
Status Resigned
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/11/2022
State UT
Status Disciplinary - Suspension
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/07/2023

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

Contact Ryan

Ryan M. Springer, PLLC
10813 S. River Front Pkwy.
Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT, 84095

Reviews

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Posted by Andrew C. Petersen | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Fearless, Thorough, and Sincere!
Ryan is a dedicated and straight forward attorney. He's assisted me with multiple cases as a Hired Attorney. He never boasts anything he is unable to deliver. He'll tell you how it is from the beginning and will go above and beyond the scope of his responsibilities to see you taken care off. He operates on a professional platform but his sincerity is so genuine he'll come off as a friend. I've seen him perform in court. He fearlessly defends his clients, putting himself at risk in the process because that's the level of commitment he brings to the table. I'd highly recommend him to any family member, friend, or stranger in need of his legal services.
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Posted by Jeremiah | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Very Helpful.
I had some criminal charges that were affecting my license with DOPL. I consulted with Ryan and he not only helped me save my professional license, he worked on the criminal case to get the charges dismissed. Although the process was very stressful, Ryan was intelligent and understanding with me and my wife. He got the case against me dismissed and represented me in the licensing case. He was really well prepared and honestly made the state attorney look bad. I would highly recommend Ryan as an attorney.
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Posted by Kylie | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for his help.
I know he doesn't take too many civil cases, but my ex-husband was trying to use our old business to make it impossible for me to take care of our kids. Ryan stepped in and almost immediately got me out of the business lawsuit and helped me keep my kids. He was very compassionate and understanding and he was excellent in the courtroom. Even the bailiff came up to me after our hearing and told me I was lucky to have had Mr. Springer as my lawyer.
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Posted by James | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING RESULT TO HUGE LEGAL PROBLEM
I contacted attorney Ryan Springer to help me with some major issues with my license. I'm a health care worker and during a divorce, my wife caused me problems at work and with my license. Long story short, Ryan knew about family law, health care law, and employment issues and stuck with me through everything. We finally won, and I know it was because I hired the right lawyer for the job.
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Posted by Kendall | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer! Very helpful with complicated lawsuit!
Ryan helped me resolve a complicated lawsuit that involved medical issues as well as a related divorce/custody case. He knew all about the different areas of law and not only helped me with the hospital case, but with my family law case as well. Highly recommended!
Posted by Michelle | August 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer in Difficult Time
Ryan represented me in a case where my surgeon didn't diagnose an infection that spread up my body and left terrible scars. Other lawyers refused to take my case, but Mr. Springer fought for me every step of the way and ended up getting me the money I needed to fix the scars and finally move on with my life. He was friendly and smart and I couldn't have done it with out him. Thank you!!!
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Posted by Russ | September 3, 2014
Successful Medical Malpractice ~ with an amazing human touch!!!!
Vestibular Loss due to Gentamycin had made me feel that I would never be functional again.....when I was introduced to Ryan Springer, my perspective was totally changed. He is a tremendously intelligent, kind, down-to-earth attorney who skillfully guided me through the uncertain waters of medical malpractice. He has the uncanny ability to educate, comfort and FIGHT with precision. When I was in his presence, he was totally focused on me and my case. I honestly learned more about my injury from Ryan, than any medical professional I had seen. He has taken a personal interest in me and my family, keeping us updated and informed throughout the entire process and well beyond. He is always concerned about my welfare....even driving me to court when I was unable to drive myself. My wife and I can't express enough appreciation for everything Ryan has done for us. The peace of mind, knowing that he was on our side, was, and is priceless. Through this "storm," Ryan Springer has become a true friend for LIFE!!!!
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Posted by Ruth | June 22, 2012
Mr. Springer is the consummate professional!!!
In the competitive society in which we live our nature of sensitivity is altered and one can be left feeling alone. Ryan Springer will give you the human touch we all desire… and respect. This unique attorney and law office will make you feel whole. If one is considering a truly excellent lawyer, then one must consider Mr. Ryan Springer and staff. All through the process, he guided me, gave me suggestions, encouragement and moral support. His knowledge, experience and finesse resulted in a SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION!!
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Posted by Kayla | January 18, 2011
My expierence with Lawyer Ryan Springer
Ryan was awesome through out the whole process of my case. He was very sweet, intelligent, informative, caring and involved. Not only is Ryan an excellent Lawyer and represented me extremely well hes very involved with his client and truly cares about them and their well being. He always put me and my feelings first. I strongly recommend him!
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Posted by Norma | October 5, 2010
From a Grieving Widow's Perspective
My dear and wonderful husband, my soulmate, was a victim of medical malpractice. Myself, our daughters, and our family were and are so very heartbroken and devastated! I was grieving and in so very much pain and in need of help! I was not sure where to turn for that help! We were so fortunate to find G. Eric Nielson, his firm, his lawyers and his people! Ryan is our attorney and he has been so wonderful! He is so very caring and very professional! He listens, is so thorough and so understanding! He has been there to get us that help,that myself and my family so desperately needed! Ryan has been our professional, our lawyer, our friend and our hope! He has been the best person we could have found to get us that help! Our experience with Ryan, at this, the most difficult time in our lives, has been all we could have hoped for!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Abandoned my case also
Thought he was a good lawyer, went through depositions in a personal injury case. Ryan and Christian Burridge abandoned me after that, never heard from them again, until mr. Burridge notified me he was withdrawing from my case leaving Ryan as my council. I tried to call him with the number provided, facebook, every means I could think of. I finally gave up, but I would suggest you seriously reconsider if your thinking of hiring him. You would never know if he abandoned you too. I would have been ok if he a least told me he needed to drop the case, but nothing, really. Not professional.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst Lawyer ever.
Ryan convinced me to hire him over my other attorney. After doing so, signing his retainer agreement and working with him for 6 months, he lied about almost everything, he missed court appointed deadlines failed to file paperwork and expert opinions. Worst of all, instead of having the integrity to tell me, he just decided to abandon the case without telling me. Thankfully another attorney took the time to get the paperwork and find out what happened. I have filed a disciplinary action against him with the Utah Bar Association. He is completely dishonest and incompetent.
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Posted by Heidi | August 11, 2015
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Mr. Springer failed to represent me and my case that he agreed to take to trial, by a mutually written agreement six months prior to statute of limitation deadline. Mr. Springer assured me our case was clear medical negligence in the pulmonary embolism death my ex-husband suffered in front of our two daughters at a SLC hospital. Due to the misplacement of an IVC filter at the coratid artery to prevent clots, my ex-husband died at the hands of a surgeon who placed the filter incorrectly, knew he did, and still completed the surgery and sent him to the rehabilitation section of the hospital, who were also then negligently and grossly ill-equipped to handle his pulmonary emergency post-op. The filter likely dislodged from the vein and caused the pulmonary embolism. Mr. Springer reviewed medical records provided by me for 6 months, and assured me that we had a solid case of medical negligence at the very least. Three days before this case was to be heard before the "medical board", Mr. Springer informed me he could no longer represent my daughters. The statute of limitations had ran while he sat on the medical records for six months. My daughter's lost their father, whom they adored, and we lost a chance to make sure that the surgeon didn't repeat this same mistake. This attorney was unethical in accepting the case, taking too long to review the medical records, and then at the last minute backed out of representing us knowing the statute of limitations date was looming closely. Don't take a chance with Mr. Springer, he may spring something on you - like drop your case three days before it is to be presented to the medical board, and subsequently filed in the District Court. Mr. Springer will ruin your chance to recoup damages from a negligent surgeon's actions, and he will dangerously waste time while your statute of limitations time runs dry.
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Response from Ryan Springer August 18, 2015
Heidi, I remember your case, and it was indeed a tragic outcome. As you may recall, at the time, I was working with a different law firm, and did not get to make the decisions about what cases the firm accepted or went forward on. In fact, I did not meet with you during the initial meeting and was not assigned to work on your case by the firm's managing attorney. The review of the medical record was assigned to a different attorney in the firm, and he was responsible for preparing your case for the administrative hearing. Once the lead attorney received the expert opinion that complications presented by anatomy and other co-morbid health issues made the angular deviation of the filter acceptable (i.e., within the standard of care), he chose not to proceed with the case. Because he was out of the office at the time, I was simply asked by the managing attorney to meet with you during the final meeting to discuss the case and explain why the firm chose not to proceed. I am sorry that in your case, I happened to be the bearer of bad news for you and your family. In this particular instance, although I was asked to meet with you for that final meeting, the retainer agreement you signed was with a different lawyer and with a law firm with which I am no longer affiliated. I know that may not mean much to you, and I'm terribly sorry about your loss, as well as your unpleasant experience with the legal system. Although I was not assigned to your case, I remain very sympathetic to your loss, as well as that experienced by your children.
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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Suspension issued in UT, 2020
updated on 08/03/2021

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Resigned - Disciplinary issued in OR, 2018
updated on 09/20/2018

This means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred. "Disbarment" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

Public Reprimand issued in UT, 2018
updated on 06/04/2018

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Public Reprimand issued in UT, 2017
updated on 02/26/2018

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Ryan M. Springer, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • G. Eric Nielson & Associates
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Moriarity Gooch Badaruddin & Booke
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Waddoups v. Noorda, 2013 UT 64, 321 P.3d 1108
  • Certified question from federal court decided in favor of plaintiffs.
  • Turner v. University of Utah Hosps., 2013 UT 52, 310 P.3d 1212 (Amicus Curiae)
  • The injury victim will get a new trial, and Utah law on jury selection reinforces fairness.
  • Drew v. Lee, 2011 UT 15, 250 P.3d 48 (Amicus Curiae)
  • Clarified Utah law on expert witnesses.
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Associations

  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Model Utah Jury Instructions (Civil)
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Forensic Economics
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Model Utah Jury Instructions Medical Malpractice Subcommittee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Chair - Medical Malpractice Division
  • 2011 - 2013
  • UAJ Medical Malpractice Division
  • Vice Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rocky Mountain Rising Stars - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Rocky Mountain Rising Stars - Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Brief Writer
  • Brigham Young University
  • 2001
  • Edwin M. Thomas Merit Scholarship
  • Brigham Young University
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Law Day Luncheon
  • The Utah State Constitution: A History
  • 2013
  • Slip and Fall: Successfully Successfully Traversing the Pitfalls, Cracks and Traps of a Premises Liability Claim
  • Gotchas of Premises Liability
  • 2012
  • UAJ Medical Malpractice Conference
  • Medical Malpractice and Governmental Immunity
  • 2010
  • LDS Family Services Continuing Education
  • HIPAA Compliance for Social Workers
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great advocate with extensive experience!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan brings a creative and intelligent approach to protecting the rights of clients."
Brain injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ryan Springer is one of the finest Medical Malpractice lawyers in the State of Utah. Not only is he extremely well versed in medicine and the law, Ryan has a gift for making each client feel important and respected. HIs ability to communicate, both written and oral, set an industry standard for the legal profession. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If a client needs an attorney to handle a medical malpractice or serious injury case, they should call Ryan first. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Springer is a tremendous Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice attorney. I know many defense attorneys that have litigated against him who have candidly shared that they wish someone else had the case because they settle the case for much less. Mr. Springer has created a reputation for himself in the legal community that is surpassed by very few other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Springer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springer is a fantastic attorney. He has some of the best legal writing and oral argument skills of anyone practicing in his area in Utah. He has been responsible for setting public policy through his advocacy in legal cases in Utah. He takes a no nonsense analytical approach to case that busts through his opposition's logic that pays dividends for his clients. Without reservation I recommend Mr. Springer as counsel in medical malpractice cases."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is very astute and creative when representing his clients who have been seriously injured as a result of negligence perpetrated upon them by physicians and medical facilities. Ryan is also active in UAJ - the Utah Association of Justice - where he speaks on relevant topics regarding medical malpractice. He is a fine lawyer and a genuinely nice guy!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan is a tremendous professional and a star among lawyers in the medical malpractice arena. I have referred several matters to him and felt confident each time. He is bright and talented. His energy and depth of insight for these cases is really impressive. I look forward to working with Ryan on legal matters in the future."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan is one of the finest medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys I have ever worked with. Ryan is extremely bright and highly experienced in handling complex medical malpractice claims. I highly recommend him."
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details