Ryan Squires

Ryan is an experienced trial lawyer, having taken cases through final verdict almost every year he has been in practice. He was recognized in 2016 as the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year. He was recognized in 2013 as Austin’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of The Year. And he has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star every year since 2010.

Ryan represents clients on both sides of the docket in complex business litigation, product-liability, business divorces, professional malpractice, fiduciary duty and wrongful death/personal injury claims. Ryan has taken many cases through final verdict as lead attorney including jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations. He has helped recover tens of millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, either through trial or settlement. He has also secured favorable outcomes for his defense clients through pre-trial summary judgments, take-nothing verdicts, and settlements.

Recognitions & Awards

Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2016

Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters business, 2010 – 2017

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

2016 – lead plaintiff attorney in civil-rights bench trial in Federal Court in Austin

2016 – lead plaintiff attorney in personal-injury jury trial in McLennan County 

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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