For more than 10 years, Mr. Ryan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. in the category of Commercial Litigation. He is included in multiple editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers, and is recognized as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the 2013 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers. Mr. Ryan also has an "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating with Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Mr. Ryan is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers, in the category of Commercial Litigation. He is also rated a Top Lawyer by Vegas, Inc. in the area of Employment-Management in 2012.
Mr. Ryan has been selected as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
Mr. Ryan received the Gold Eagle Award from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. The award is the highest honor given by DuPont and was only the second time in the company’s history that the award had been presented to outside counsel. The award recognized Mr. Ryan for his leadership role in In re Temporomandibular Joint Products Liability Litigation, resulting in more than fifty consecutive trial and appellate rulings in DuPont's favor and the adoption of provisions in Restatement of Torts: Products Liability (1997) addressing a raw material supplier's liability for finished product performance.