Michael J. Ryan


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Cum Laude, 1992 Law Review member
  • University of California at Irvine, B.A., English Literature, Cum Laude, 1989.


  • California – State and Federal Court, 1992
  • Nevada – State and Federal Court, 2000 (Inactive)

Mr. Ryan joined Stearns Kim Stearns & Ryan as Of Counsel in 2017 and became a Partner as of 2020. He is involved in the firm’s litigation and trial practice. He also devotes a portion of his practice to legal services auditing and consulting high-stakes personal injury cases, and construction defect cases.

In the tenure of his career, Mr. Ryan has taken thousands of depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. He has participated in over 1000 mediations, over 200 arbitrations, and has tried more than 15 cases to verdict. He is continuously recognized for his high degree of integrity and skill with an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to opening the Law Offices of Michael J. Ryan, Mr. Ryan was a managing partner of an AmLaw 500 law firm.

Mr. Ryan has tried more than 20 cases to verdict and handled in excess of 200 other trials, arbitrations, and mediations.