Areas of Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Named a 2016 Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Burton Award Nominee for Best Motion in 1L Legal Writing Class
  • Public Service Award (500+ Hours of Public Service)
  • CALI Award (for highest grade in law school class)
  • Dean's List


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review , 2009 - 2011
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., English and History

Dan Ryan is an attorney practicing in the areas of commercial transactions and civil litigation.

Dan graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was a member of law review, the president of the employment and labor law society, and worked for the Ramsey and Washington Counties Public Defenders Offices. Prior to joining DMSHB, Dan worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Erica H. MacDonald, a Minnesota District Court Judge in Dakota County. As a law clerk, Dan performed a significant amount of legal research and writing for the judge and assisted in numerous civil and criminal jury trials.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, watching baseball, and trying to better his yoga practice.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Midwest Special Services, Inc., Board Member, 2013 - Present

Community Involvement

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce