Christopher J. Ryan

Member and Health Care Litigation Task Force Co-Chair

Christopher Ryan is a civil litigator with a special focus on the healthcare industry and co-chairs the firm’s healthcare litigation task force.  For over a decade, Chris has represented businesses, physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies in a wide range of litigation matters and in all phases of litigation.  He has assisted clients in matters of medical malpractice, licensing investigations, breach of contract, medical staff issues, billing investigations and audits (including RAC audits) and employment.

Chris also has experience representing businesses and individuals in high stakes litigation and alternative dispute resolution outside of the healthcare industry. He regularly handles complex litigation including patent, trademark, and copyright disputes, business/shareholder disputes, and lawsuits involving noncompetition agreements.

He is admitted and has practiced in courts throughout the State of Michigan (including the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court), and has appeared in several federal courts throughout the United States. He is also licensed to practice in the State of Arizona.



Education & Credentials


Michigan State University College of Law

J.D., 2010
  • cum laude
  • Jurisprudence Award in Health Law and No-Fault Insurance

Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business

B.B.A., Business Administration, 2007
  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Arizona
  • Michigan

Spoken Languages

  • Basque


  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, 2012, 2014-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating
  • DBusiness Magazine
    • “Top Lawyer,” 2016-2018
  • Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly
    • "Up & Coming Lawyer," 2015

Professional Involvement

  • Health Care Law, Negligence Law, and Litigation sections of State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel



Court Admissions

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • District of Colorado
  • District of New Mexico
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