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Ryan Pauley

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
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Other than practicing law, I enjoy snow skiing, golfing, working on my home, cheering on the W.S.U. Cougars and spending time with my family.  I am the proud father of two girls who were fortunate to inherit my wife's beautiful looks and her intelligence.    

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Pauley Law Group, pllc
1001 Fourth Ave. Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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Posted by Vibhu | December 2, 2022
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Helpful personal Injury Lawyer
My wife was runover in a crosswalk buy a driver. I witnessed the entire thing and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. Fortunately my wife survived but she had very serious injuries which required surgery and hospitalization. Shortly before this event, My wife and I had recently moved to the United States and were unfamiliar with the insurance claims process and how to recover for our injuries. Ryan was referred to us through my wife’s work and he immediately returned my call when I contacted him. We had lots of questions at the beginning and Ryan explanations took a few calls. I could tell he really wanted us to understand what our options were as far as recovery. He also did an excellent job explaining our health insurance benefits and how that related to our claims. When it came time to resolve our claims Ryan continued to be effective. Unfortunately the insurance policy that the driver had was not sufficient to compensate us for our injuries. Therefore Ryan was able to recover money out of the at-fault driver’s pocket for our injuries. Once we recovered as much as we could, Ryan then turned his attention to our health insurance company and did an excellent job dealing with it and its reimbursement claims. This entire matter was traumatic and extremely difficult. I am very thankful that we had Ryan to help us with our recovery and guide us through this process. I recommend you contact him if you’ve been injured.
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Posted by Ron | December 1, 2021
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Sometimes a fall is not your fault.
On a nice day in July a few years ago I was walking down a city sidewalk. The area that I was in was poorly designed for pedestrian traffic. As I was searching for the correct sign to re-direct me to my route, I tripped over a heightened slab of sidewalk. I quickly threw my hands in front of me to brace for the impact, but before my hands could get situated I struck my head and face on the pavement. It was painful and required many medical and dental procedures. When I eventually hired Ryan to handle my case he went to work right away, documenting the area where the fall occurred and sending numerous public records requests to the entities in charge of maintaining the sidewalks to see if there had been complaints in the past. I suspected this was going to be a complicated and difficult matter because of how large the entities were that were responsible for keeping the sidewalk safe. Ryan was tenacious in pursuing the defendants, and after obtaining several thousand pages of documents he was able to locate a smoking gun compliant filed a year or so before my fall, which put one of the entities on notice of the sidewalk. Of course nothing was ever done to fix it, and that dangerous condition caused my fall. We had to file suit, and Ryan continued to pursue the defendants and the truth no matter what obstacles were thrown at him. In the end we were able to resolve my case satisfactorily. I was very impressed with Ryan’s abilities as an advocate and an attorney. I highly recommend contacting him if you’ve been injured and need someone to advocate for you.
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Posted by Cindy | September 10, 2021
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I recommend Ryan Pauley to everyone I know!
Ryan did a awesome job representing my daughter and I after we were in a multiple impact collision on the freeway. Each party claimed the other was at fault so that made it very difficult for my daughter and I. We hired Ryan and he knew what to do right away. We ended up filing suit against both parties but were able to resolve the case without a trial. What was even more difficult was getting the court to approve my daughters recovery. Because of the pandemic it was very difficult to obtain a hearing date for my daughters settlement. Ryan was very persistent in making sure everything was done correctly. I am grateful that Ryan was able to guide my daughter and I through our case and resolve it on favorable terms. I recommend you contact him if you’ve been in a car collision.
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Posted by Perri | August 27, 2021
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Thank you Ryan!
I was injured when a car struck me when I was walking in a crosswalk. It was a traumatic experience for many reasons. A few months after the collision I learned about Ryan and his services through a WSU alumni organization that he and my husband both belong to. I had many questions about what to do and wanted to make sure hiring a lawyer was the right move. Ryan and I met and he listened to my concerns and answered my questions I had about my claim against the at fault driver and what that process might look like. At no time did Ryan pressure me at all to hire him but he did recommend I hire an attorney because of the injuries I sustained. I did hire Ryan because I felt he had good judgement and he listened to my concerns. Throughout the entire case Ryan did an excellent job explaining where we were at in the case and what I could expect. When the settlement offers presented by the at fault party's insurance company were unreasonable Ryan knew it was time to file suit. Fortunately, shortly after he did that we were able to reach a settlement with the at-fault party's insurance company. Ryan did an excellent job with my case - he was kind and patient with me throughout and followed through with the case in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him if you need an injury attorney.
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Posted by Mike | June 10, 2021
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Ryan was great
If you’ve been hurt in an automobile accident and don’t want to hassle with the insurance companies hire Ryan.  Here is why I say that.   I was hit by a drunk driver in my car when I was exiting the freeway.  After the collision, the driver he switched seats with his passenger after the crash, but before the cops arrived.   Once the police arrived they figure it all out and arrested the guy who hit me.   I was taken to the hospital with injuries and the driver was taken to jail.  I hired Ryan shortly after the crash because I wanted to make sure the person who hit me was prosecuted for drunk driving, that my medical bills were paid and that I was compensated for the injuries I sustained.  Ryan helped with all of this.  He was in contact with the King County Prosecutor and ultimately found out that the guy who hit me skipped bail and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.  He made sure my medical bills were paid by my own insurance company which was a huge relief.  Finally when it came time to resolve my case he recovered the maximum available under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.  He was then also able to recover under my own underinsured motorist policy.   Ryan kept me informed throughout the entire process and always answered my questions quickly.   He never set unrealistic expectations and clearly knows this area of the law.  If you need an attorney to help you with an injury, I’d contact Ryan.  At the very least he will tell you what your options are so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed.
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Posted by Kim | March 22, 2021
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Turning a terrible situation into success!
No obstacle is too big for Ryan to overcome and I recommend you give him a call if you’ve been in a car accident. Here’s why I say that. Getting hit by someone is bad enough, but it’s even worse when their insurance company won’t even pay the medical bills you’ve incurred to treat your injuries. That is the situation I found myself in before I hired Ryan. I did everything I could to work with the at fault party’s insurance company, but they were just being very unreasonable. When I hired Ryan, I had just moved overseas to start a new job so he and I had our initial meetings via skype and zoom. This was pre-COVID so I was really happy that Ryan was able to use this technology to communicate with me. Right when I hired Ryan he tried to resolve the case with the insurance company, but again they kept being unreasonable and wouldn’t pay for all of my medical bills. Ryan then filed a lawsuit on my behalf and shortly after found out that the person who hit me had died a few years after the collision for reasons unrelated to the collision. This made things even more complicated, but Ryan knew exactly what to do. Ryan kept pushing forward on the case until we resolved it through the court. He was able to do all of this even though we were in the middle of COVID and I was living in China! Ryan is a great injury attorney. I recommend you contact him if you’ve been in a car accident and want to be treated fair.
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Posted by Helen | January 24, 2021
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Ryan Pauley is an excellent injury attorney!
I was in a car accident during a very difficult time in my life. I did not have the energy to deal with an insurance company but I wanted to make sure I was treated fairly. A few months after my collision I hired Ryan to represent me in my personal injury claim. Before I hired him he answered all of my questions and met me at a time and place which was convenient with my schedule. As soon as I hired Ryan he got to work on my case. Unfortunately he discovered that the person who hit me had minimum insurance coverage which wasn’t enough to compensate me for my injuries. After presenting this information to me Ryan decided that I should file a claim with my own insurance company for the remaining amount which the at-fault driver couldn’t pay. I followed Ryan’s advice and he did an excellent job working with my own insurance company, and my doctor, to document my injuries and how those affected my life. In the end we were able to reach a favorable settlement which was a victory! If you’ve been in a car accident and want to be treated fairly, I suggest you contact Ryan. He is an excellent injury attorney!
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Posted by Pat | January 15, 2021
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Awesome PI Attorney!!
I was hit by a car while I was on my moped in downtown Seattle. I had just accepted a job at Amazon and lots of thing in my life had to be put on hold because of my injuries. At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to hire an attorney because I didn’t know if it would be worth my time. I decided to sit down with Ryan, along with my wife, to go over my case and listen to what he could do for me. Ryan met us at a place that was convenient with our schedules and answered all of our questions. A couple days later I hired him and he got to work on my case right away. He tracked down the at-fault driver who lived out of state and immediately began preparing my case. Eventually when I finished with treatment he reached out to my treating doctor and documented my injuries and what types of treatment I would need in the future to keep my pain at bay When it came time to present my case to the at fault driver’s insurance company Ryan did an excellent job documenting all of my damages (medical bills to date, lost wages, lost commissions, future medical bills and pain and suffering) and I believe that really helped the insurance company see the seriousness of my case and that we were to be taken seriously. Ryan kept me updated each step of the way during our negotiations and ultimately we were able to resolve my case for an amount that made be feel compensated for my injuries. I still wish this whole mess would not have happened, but it did. I’m just grateful I hired Ryan because he did a great job resolving the case for me on excellent terms. I recommend you give him a call if you have questions about an accident you’ve been in.
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Posted by Heidi | November 17, 2020
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Car Accident
I was involved in a four car collision on I-5 in Seattle while I was on my way to work. I was the last car to get hit and the impact caused an injury to my shoulder which required surgery. To make matters even more difficult the person who hit me was a Canadian citizen and about a year after the Collision he passed away (for reasons unrelated to the Collision). Fortunately I hired Ryan to represent me in my injury case. He did a great job talking to my doctors about my shoulder injury and documenting my wage loss. He also made sure that the other issues outside of my control (i.e. that the driver was Canadian) did not affect my injury claim. As my case progressed COVID 19 hit and Ryan made sure the case continued and that any meetings could all take place via Zoom. Eventually we settled the case and Ryan did an excellent job maximizing my recovery. Ryan was easy to work with and I appreciated his communication throughout the 4 years it took to settle. If you’ve been injured in a collision I suggest you give him a call.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 23, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer!
I was hurt in a car crash involving a very strange set of circumstances. I sustained a concussion and other injuries which affected my ability to work and other aspects of my life. The insurance company was being very difficult with me, so much so that they didn’t want to pay to repair my car or for a rental car. I knew I needed help so I contacted Ryan who was referred to me by someone in my family. Ryan returned my call immediately and to make things easier on me he drove out to meet me at place that was convenient. Once I hired him he immediately began working on my case. He was able to get the at fault party to accept full liability, pay for the full damage to my car and my rental car. As for my injuries he was also helpful in making sure that my treatment providers were paid and did not bother me with phone calls as I recovered. When it came to time to resolve my case Ryan knew exactly what to do and how to present the claim in the most effective way. I was able to obtain he maximum benefits under the at fault party’s insurance company. Ryan did a great job at every point in my case. I highly recommend you contact him if you’ve been involved in an accident.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2020
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Great Personal Injury Lawyer
I hired Ryan after I was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk. Ryan was really easy to work with. He first answered my questions over the phone and then met up with me right by my work to answer the additional questions I had about his services. When I hired Ryan he immediately located an insurance policy that paid my bills as they came due. He worked with my treatment providers to make sure the bills were paid by the right policy. When I finished treatment Ryan called my doctor and figured out what type of future care I needed to manage my injury. He used this information to resolve my case for the maximum benefits under the at-fault party’s insurance policy. I was very happy with the results and how responsive Ryan was in answering my questions and making sure my bills were paid. I recommend you call Ryan if you’ve been in a collision. He’s great to work with.
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Response from Ryan Pauley September 17, 2020
Really appreciate the review. As i always say, cases are easy when you have great clients!
Posted by CONNIE | May 30, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I was injured in a car crash in Everett when another car ran a red light and hit my car. My case was complicated because I had a dormant pre-existing condition that was exasperated by the collision. When I first contacted Ryan he was very easy to talk to and even came to meet me at my home since I wanted to avoid driving considering the wreck I was in. My treatment took a long time and involved several different doctors. Ryan would constantly check in during my treatment and help me located treatment providers in my area. Eventually I underwent a very helpful procedure which helped with my pain from the collision and the condition that was exasperated. When it was time to move forward with my case Ryan hired a specialized medical doctor to meet with me, go over my symptoms, treatments and ongoing injuries. The doctor wrote a report on my injuries which Ryan used to settle my case for an amount which I was happy with and likely much more than I would have known my case was worth. I worked with Ryan for three years and I appreciated his thoroughness, communication, listening and negotiation skills which I observed during this time. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney I highly recommend you contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
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AMAZING!
I was in a car collision when I was 8 months pregnant. After the collision I didn’t want to worry about anything other than my health and the health of my child. Ryan was very easy to communicate with and freed up my time so I could treat and be with my family. When it came time to resolve my case Ryan did a great job of settling the matter and obtaining an amount which was very favorable. At the end of this case Ryan also helped my resolve another case against an uninsured driver that happened years before the initial collision he helped me with. Even though more than three years had passed since this other collision Ryan was able to pursue my own insurance company for a claim on my behalf. It worked out great and now I am able to put both of these collisions behind me and focus on my career and family! Ryan’s great to work with and I recommend you contact him if you have been in a collision.
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Posted by Lovelle | March 24, 2020
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Amazing and super knowledgeable lawyer!
I was injured in a collision with a person that pulled out in front of me. The collision caused all sorts of injuries the majority of which was in my neck and shoulder. I saw a number of doctors and eventually saw a medical doctor that was able to pin point the injury to my neck. It was frustrating going to doctors and not getting results, but Ryan was always helpful listening to my concerns and helping me come up with questions to ask the doctors so I could figure out the extent of my injury. When it came time to resolving the case, since Ryan new the value of my injury, he knew exactly what to do to present my case to the two different insurance companies that were involved. When Ryan worked on my case you could tell he was not just committed to it but committed to me and making sure all of my concerns were addressed. We resolved the case short of trial on great terms, and I know Ryan would have been ready to try the case if a reasonable settlement wasn’t presented. He’s an amazing lawyer and I suggest you call him if you’ve injured in a collision.
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Posted by Remy | January 30, 2020
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Couldn’t have asked for a better attorney!
A couple months after moving to Seattle I was unfortunately in a car collision when I was hit in my car by another driver. The injuries I sustained really affected by ability to work and live comfortably. I also found it confusing and frustrating to deal with the medical bills and insurance companies. I had never had an insurance claim before and had never worked with an attorney so had no idea what to expect. I hired Ryan a few weeks after the collision to help with all of this. For our meeting he met me somewhere that was convenient with my schedule. After meeting with him lots of my anxiety about my medical bills and what will happen with my claim was relieved. He was also really easy to talk to and listened to me and my concerns. It took quite some time for my injuries to heal but Ryan was patient and kept my medical providers up to date on my case. When we went to resolve the case, it was impressive on how well Ryan put everything together. He talked to my doctors, figured out the extent of my injury and also any other future medical bills that I would have. Ryan was able to settle my case for the policy limits of the at-fault driver. After that, Ryan kept working for me! One of the health insurance companies that paid for my treatment was demanding it be reimbursed for the treatment it paid for. Ryan investigated the claim and determined that the insurance company was wrong. I didn’t owe them anything. Even though Ryan’s fee had already been paid, he kept standing up for me and my rights! That was pretty cool. Ultimately the insurance company dropped their claim for reimbursement. I was really impressed with how committed Ryan was to me and to my case. He’s a great attorney and I suggest you contact him if you have questions about your case.
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Posted by Damien | December 4, 2019
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The whole process was exceptionally great
 car was hit in a collision and I injured my shoulder.   Before I hired Ryan he sat down with me and explained all of my options.  There was no pressure to hire him. I liked that and knew I found the right attorney whose judgment I could trust.  It turned out that I needed surgery on my shoulder.  Ryan was great making sure the bills were paid and talking to my doctors so we could properly prepare my case.  In the end Ryan recovered the maximum insurance benefits for me.  I wish the collision I was in never happened but the silver lining was having Ryan represent me and make sure I was compensated for my injuries.  He’s a great guy and I recommend him as an attorney. Thank you Ryan.
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Posted by Jason | December 2, 2019
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Personal Injury x2
I was hit by a car when I was walking to catch a bus, after months of struggling with insurance and medical expenses I knew I was in over my head. Then, I was hit by another car and I knew I needed help. I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to hire Ryan because as soon as I did he went straight to work. He helped walk me through the process and it felt like I finally had someone on my side to help with the insurance and get my recovery on track. He contacted my doctors and made sure that any outstanding medical bills were paid by the available insurance coverage. When it came time to resolve my claim with the at-fault drivers, he did a great job of explaining all of my options and providing sound advice. Not only did Ryan present my case very effectively but he was also thoughtful and responsive as he walked my husband and I through everything. Ryan did double the work for me with the two accidents and injuries and I am thankful to have had him on my side. You can find a lot of lawyers who will represent your case but not everyone will be someone you can feel good about representing you and keeping to your values. We were thrilled with Ryan and that he resolved the case for us.
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Posted by Luoluo | August 13, 2019
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Great service!
“I work at Amazon and was involved in a car collision on the freeway. I decided to contact Ryan since he was one of the attorneys recommended by the company and I didn’t have time or want to deal with the insurance companies on my own. Ryan was very easy to talk to and did a good job handling my claim, communicating with me an ultimately resolving my case. He did such a great job that I have referred his services to other people at Amazon.”
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Posted by Kaitlyn | August 8, 2019
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Client
I hired Ryan shortly after I was in a bad car collision that wasn’t my fault. I had never hired a lawyer before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Ryan was very easy to talk to and met me at a time and place that was very convenient with my schedule. He explained everything well and I felt very comfortable working with him. As I continued to treat I soon realized that my injury was permanent. Ryan did a great job talking to my doctors and documenting everything that was needed so that we could effectively pursue my injury claim. I was very impressed with Ryan’s tenacity in pursuing my claim. He also answered all of my questions and did a good job explaining the legal process, which at times was complicated. In the end we recovered the maximum benefits available. Like everyone, I wish the collision and injury had never happened. The only silver lining was meeting Ryan and having him guide me through this difficult period in my life. If you are facing a difficult injury that was caused by car crash, you should consider calling Ryan and talking to him. I’m confident you will be very satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Julie | July 31, 2019
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Pauley Law Group Review
Ryan was extremely easy to work with. Made everything very clear. Always available, either by text, email or phone. I would highly recommend Pauley Law Group to anyone looking for help after an accident. Thank you Ryan! You’re the best.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Pauley Law Group, pllc
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Insightful Corporation
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Automotive United Trades Organization v. State of Washington

Associations

  • Tolo Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI - Excellence For The Future Award - Payment Law
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2008

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a highly knowledgeable and skilled lawyer who is dedicated to advancing his clients legal needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is incredibly bright, ethical, and diligent. Any client would be lucky to have his representation. He's a true credit to the profession."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to advocating for clients, Ryan is driven and enthusiastic. I would not hesitate to associate with him on a case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ryan Pauley is a committed lawyer. He serves his clients and his community exceptionally well. He is intelligent, personable and reliable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a very focused and driven attorney when it comes to the service of his clients. Ryan and I went to law school together, and I can tell you that no lawyer will outwork Ryan on a matter. He exhibits a tenacity that is valuable in our profession. I endorse Ryan without hesitation."
General practice Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is enthusiastic and smart. I would hire him if I needed help in any of his specialty areas, which are many."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is smart, conscientious, and very professional. I recommend him with confidence."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an intelligent and thoughtful problem solver. He has a deep passion for the law, but also maintains a sense of compassion for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan currently represents my interests with regards to a personal injury case. I retained his services because of his commitment and recognition within the community on personal injury claims. I highly recommend him to those in the community and to clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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