Ryal is an experienced litigator. He has handled a wide range of litigation cases in state and federal courts, many of them jury trials. Ryal has extensive construction law experience, including lien law, federal and state bond claims, and defective workmanship cases. He also has significant experience with agribusiness litigation, property owner association disputes, personal injury, and all types of real estate disputes, including title insurance claims, trespass, adverse possession, condemnation, easement rights, and wrongful timber cutting. Ryal has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.
Ryal is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics. Most recently, he was a presenter at the 2016 NCBA Real Property Section Annual Meeting. His topic was "Map Act Issues. Kirby v. NCDOT: the Map Act and 300 Lawsuits Later . . . . The NCDOT’s use of the Map Act to impose development moratoriums on future North Carolina roadways, its impact on property owners and communities, the Court of Appeals’ opinion, the status of the Supreme Court case and what’s next for owners, the State, NCDOT, and local planning departments."