Areas of Practice

Honors and Awards

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • University of St. Thomas, J.D.
    • Member: Faculty Search Committee
    • Member: Finance Committee
  • Luther College, B.A.

Ryan is a shareholder with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. Ryan's practice is divided between assisting clients with family law matters and serving as an assistant city attorney for a number of south metro municipalities. Ryan's municipal law practice includes representing municipalities in both criminal prosecution and civil matters.

In 2014 and 2015, Ryan was listed as a Rising Star in Minnesota SuperLawyers Magazine. In 2015, Ryan was recognized as a 2015 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer, Minnesota's premier legal newspaper.

  • Representative Cases
    • State v. Latham, A11-1930, 2012 WL 3792209 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 4, 2012).
    • State v. Latham, A11-1930, 2014 WL 6608785 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 24, 2014)
    • Suleski v. Rupe, 855 N.W.2d 330 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014) (affirming favorable custody and parenting time post-decree order obtained in district court).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member, Secretary/Treasurer (2014-15) and Vice President (2015-16)

Community Involvement

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club