Joseph W. Ryan , Jr. - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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Joseph W. Ryan , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Joe Ryan is an experienced trial lawyer, who concentrates his practice on products defense, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, class actions and personal injury defense. He tries cases in state and federal courts.
Mr Ryan is a recent past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (2010) and a former Board member of the DRI and Lawyers for Civil Justice (2009-2012).  He has chaired the Publications Division of the ABA Section of Litigation (2005-2009), and served as Editor in Chief of Litigation News (2000-2002)..
In 2002, the National Law Journal honored Ryan by selecting a case he won before a Cleveland jury as the most impressive defense verdict of the year.
Ryan headed the IADC's Trial Academy at Stanford Law School in 2006. He has taught and written extensively about litigation and trial topics.

University of VirginiaJ.D. 1978
International Association of Defense CounselDRI

Client Comments

"I have worked as in in-house attorney for nearly 29 years now and can say that, among the literally hundreds of attorneys I have worked with across the country, Joe is my favorite. Joe is always responsive, knowledgeable, practical, and efficient. His ethics and character are beyond reproach. He has the ability to quickly grasp the significant legal issues and facts in any given case and then develop the most cost effective strategy to protect his clients' interest. Our goal at my company is to provide the highest quality legal services in the most cost effective manner possible. Simply put, Joe helps us achieve that goal. And, I might add, we have a lot of fun doing it."

-James Reeves
Assistant General Counsel
American Electric Power

"Joe Ryan is a highly-skilled, experienced commercial litigator. He easily establishes close working relationships with his clients, both in-house counsel and business people. He understands well the importance of timely response to client issues and requests. He is very effective in finding the way to resolve a matter, even if it is not the most obvious or conventional. It is a pleasure to work with Joe."

-Thomas Nealon
Group General Counsel
LNR Partners, Inc.

Office Location

Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6194
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Real Estate
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Catastrophic Injury, Electrical, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)