James G. Ryan


Attorneys Fees
Civil Rights
Disability Rights
Family Law
In-Camera Review
Personal Injury

Mr. Ryan has litigated civil cases in federal and state court since 1984, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide variety of legal claims, including (a) claims arising under state and federal statutes (discrimination [age, race, national origin, disability, sexual harassment, gender, and retaliation], Whistle-blower, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, MHRA (Minn. Stat. c. 363a), FMLA, ERISA, 42 USC 1983, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, RICO, Consumer Fraud Act, Minn. Stat. sec. 302A.751 [unfairly-prejudicial conduct toward minority shareholder in close corporation, etc.], bankruptcy retaliation), and (b) claims arising under common law, including breach of contract, commercial construction, partnership disputes, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, trade-secret and unfair-competition disputes, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, promissory estoppel, defamation, assault and battery, tortious interference with contract/prospective advantage, sexual assault, negligent hiring, supervision, and retention, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and so on.

He has served as a mediator in many civil cases, has an active appellate practice, and has served as a special master at court request to resolve discovery disputes.

Mediation Practice

Appellate Practice

Case List

Honors Membership Awards

Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) AAA (American Arbitration Association) Resolute Systems, LLC

Top 20 Appellate Lawyers in Minnesota (Law & Politics)

Top 40 ADR Attorneys in Minnesota (Law & Politics)

Top 40 Employment Litigators in Minnesota (Law & Politics)


University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1974) University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1978)

Graduate Studies (not completed) in the University of Minnesota Philosophy Ph.D. Program (1979-1983)