Christopher J. Ryan

Of Counsel and Health Care Litigation Task Force Co-Chair

Christopher Ryan is a civil litigator.  He has a special focus on the healthcare industry. For nearly a decade, Chris has represented businesses, physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies in a wide range of litigation matters and in all phases of litigation, up to and including trial.  He has assisted clients in matters of medical malpractice, licensing investigations, breach of contract, medical staff issues, 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 serves as an Oakland County Case Evaluator on the Medical Malpractice Panel and has briefed and argued numerous appeals.

Education & Credentials

Education

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

  • Michigan

Acknowledgements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, 2012, 2014-2020
  • 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
     

     

Publications/Presentations

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
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