Ryan Squires

Ryan works on both sides of the docket.  He defends and prosecutes complex commercial cases.  He defends lawyers all over the state in legal-malpractice and related claims.  He brings claims on behalf of those who have suffered devastating personal injuries.  He also defends personal-injury and product-liability cases.  Ryan knows how to try a case and is willing to try every one, if necessary.  He has helped recover tens of millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, either through trials or favorable settlements.  He has also secured favorable outcomes for his defense clients, either through pre-trial summary judgments, take-nothing verdicts, or beneficial settlements.  

Ryan has taken many cases through final verdict as lead attorney on both sides of the docket, including jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations.  Some of Ryan’s trial experience is listed below.

Recognitions & Awards

Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters business, 2010 – 2016

Recognized as Austin’s Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2013 by the Austin Young Lawyers Association

Received the President’s Award of Merit for 2008 – 2009 from Austin Young Lawyers Association

Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review

Member, National Trial Competition Mock Trial Team

Fraley & Fraley Mock Trial Award

Representative Matters

2014 – co-lead defense counsel in six-week jury trial of business dispute in Comal County District Court.

2013 – lead defense counsel in contested divorce bench trial in Travis County District Court.

2012 – lead plaintiff attorney in jury trial of business dispute in Travis County District Court.

2012 – lead defense attorney in bench trial of legal-malpractice case in Federal Bankruptcy Court.

2012 – co-lead plaintiff attorney in jury trial of personal-injury case in Travis County District Court.

2011 – lead plaintiff attorney in jury trial of product-liability case (tire blowout) in Federal District Court.

2011 – co-lead defense attorney in contested injunction hearing (employment) in Travis County.

2011 – co-lead defense attorney in contested injunction hearing (trade secrets) in Travis County.

2010 – co-lead defense attorney in jury trial of legal-malpractice case in Travis County District Court.

2009 – lead plaintiff attorney in arbitration of construction-accident case in Austin, Texas.

2008 – lead plaintiff attorney in final bench trial of harassment case in Bastrop County District Court.

2008 – lead plaintiff attorney in jury trial of wrongful-death case in Travis County District Court.

2007 – lead plaintiff attorney in jury trial of personal-injury case in Travis County District Court.

2006 – lead defense attorney in jury trial of personal-injury case in McLennan County District Court.

2006 – lead plaintiff attorney in contested injunction hearing (property dispute) in Dewitt County.

2005 – co-lead defense attorney in jury trial of fiduciary-duty dispute in Travis County.

2005 – co-lead defense attorney in arbitration of fiduciary-duty dispute in Austin, Texas.

Selected Reported Cases

Michels v. Zeifman, No. 03-08-00287-CV, 2009 WL 349167 (Tex. App.—Austin Feb 12, 2009, no pet.)

Elizondo v. Krist, No. 11-0438, 2013 WL 4608558 (Tex. Aug. 30, 2013)

City of Georgetown v. Lower Colorado River Authority, No. 03-12-00648-CV, 2013 WL 4516110 (Tex. App. – Austin Aug. 23, 2013, no pet.)

Bar Admissions & Activities

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the United States Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Member, Executive Committee of the Baylor Law Alumni Association

Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Member, Austin Bar Association

Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association

Member, Calvert Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Coach, University of Texas School of Law Mock Trial Team

Founder, Austin Baylor Lawyer Network

Community and Charitable Organizations

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Education

University of Texas, BBA, 1999.

Baylor University School of Law, with honors, 2004

Articles and Presentations

Discovery in Fiduciary Litigation – State Bar CLE article

Publicly Available Discovery – State Bar CLE article

The Litigation Privilege – Baylor Law Review Online Supplement

Protecting Client Confidences – State Bar CLE article

Motions to Disqualify or Exclude Expert Witnesses – State Bar CLE article

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