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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.




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.




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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    1 year
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    1 year
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    1 year
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-33%)

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Contact info

Ryan M. Springer, PLLC

10813 S. River Front Pkwy.
Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT, 84095


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Rocky Mountain Rising Stars - Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2011
Rocky Mountain Rising Stars - Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers2010
Outstanding Brief WriterBrigham Young University2001
Edwin M. Thomas Merit ScholarshipBrigham Young University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentRyan M. Springer, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyG. Eric Nielson & Associates2006 - 2014
AttorneyMoriarity Gooch Badaruddin & Booke2004 - 2006
Legal InternUtah Supreme Court2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeAdvisory Board2013 - Present
Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Model Utah Jury Instructions (Civil)Committee Member2010 - Present
National Association of Forensic EconomicsMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Model Utah Jury Instructions Medical Malpractice SubcommitteeCommittee Member2009 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2011 - 2013
Utah Association for JusticeChair - Medical Malpractice Division2011 - 2013
UAJ Medical Malpractice DivisionVice Chair2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Waddoups v. Noorda, 2013 UT 64, 321 P.3d 1108Certified 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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of UtahN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Paralegal's Role in Handling Medical Evidence for Personal Injury CasesPreparing Medical Evidence for Litigation2015
Personal Injury: Beyond the BasicsMedical Malpractice and Governmental Entities2014
Paralegal Skills: Discovery Requests and ResponsesPropounding Discovery2014
Damages in Personal InjuryTypes of Damages in an Injury Suit2014
NBI TeleconferenceDoctor Depositions and Cross-Examination - Hostile Witness Tactics2013
IPE Teleconference/WebinarThe Paralegal's Guide to Using Social Media in Personal Injury Discovery2013
2013 Law Day LuncheonThe Utah State Constitution: A History2013
Utah State Bar, Litigation SectionStreamlined Discovery: New Dispute Resolution and Case-Specific Disclosure Requirements2012
Slip and Fall: Successfully Successfully Traversing the Pitfalls, Cracks and Traps of a Premises Liability ClaimGotchas of Premises Liability2012
Preparing for Trial: A Paralegal's GuideDiscovery Techniques and Strategies2012
Medical Malpractice 101Overview for Medical Liability Cases2012
IPE TeleconferenceThe Paralegal's Guide to Using Social Media in Personal Injury Discovery2012
Expanding Your Practice - Personal InjuryNetworking and Social Media in Legal Practice2012
UAJ Hardball Tactics XRecent Changes to Malpractice Prelitigation Proceedings2011
Premises Liability: Case Preparation and TrialPremises Liability2011
Nibbled to Death by Ducks: Gotchas IIIMedical Malpractice "Gotchas"2011
NBI TeleconferenceSocial Media in Personal Injury Discovery2011
UAJ Medical Malpractice ConferenceMedical Malpractice and Governmental Immunity2010
LDS Family Services Continuing EducationHIPAA Compliance for Social Workers2009