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Areas Of Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
  • Dean's Award: Lawyering Skills
  • MN Up & Coming Attorney, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. -2006
    • Honors: Dean’s Award: Top grade in Lawyering Skills
    • Honors: Faculty Search Committee
    • Honors: Finance Committee
  • Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
    • B.A. – 2000
    • Major: Biology
Rated By Super Lawyers | Ryan Bies | Selected in 2022 Thomson Reuters
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