For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 96,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?
Most important career lesson: There is not one single formula or path to success.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? 24-hour access to your work.
Best thing about being a lawyer: Being a guide/counselor for someone who has no control over a very stressful situation.
What’s on your iPod right now? Sturgill Simpson, the hopeful savior to country music.
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? Jimmy Fallon.
Family: I am the father of three fantastic children: Dylan (7), Ella (5), and Dalton (1). My wife of 13 years is Senior Counsel for Children’s Health System of Texas.
Areas of practice: Commercial litigation, surety, and construction law.
Education: I graduated from TCU in 2000 and from South Texas College of Law in 2005.
Culinary talent: Anything that I can throw on the Big Green Egg.
Community Involvement: Involvement with a variety of grassroots political campaigns in Collin County; CAMP RYLA, a Rotary youth leadership camp; Church Litigation Committee for Christ United Methodist Church.
Favorite saying/quote: If you dance to the beat of a different drummer, dreamer take a chance; the path you choose to travels means the difference in the dance.
Favorite TV program: Ever? Breaking Bad. Currently? Top Chef.
The last movie I saw: American Hustle.
Favorite food: Pizza, BBQ, or Burgers.
Favorite restaurant: Joe T’s (Fort Worth) or Fajita Pete’s (Houston).
Favorite sport: Basketball.
Hobbies: Fishing with my kids; hunting.
If I had more time, I would: Learn how to play the guitar or re-learn Spanish.
Bet you didn’t know: In the last two years, I have been mentioned two (very different) publications: Tweet If You ♥ Jesus, a book by Elizabeth Drescher (which made my grandmother proud) and Maxim Magazine (which my grandmother never knew about).
Another little known fact: A few years ago, I developed my own iPhone app, the Holy Roller.
If you weren’t an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Business owner, fishing guide, or talk show host.
What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? Email service of pleadings.
How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Facetime mediations and testimony.
Ryan works at Weinstein Radcliff LLP in Dallas.
You can also view Ryan’s TexasBar.com profile.
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