Coupeville, Washington Real Estate Lawyers
Bellevue, WA 98004
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Bellevue, WA 98005
University of Washington School of Law
In 2015, after a three-year legal battle, I settled the largest mass action lawsuit in Washington history on behalf of the owners of nearly 1,000 homes.
Our firm also practices general litigation, and for our construction supplier clients we handle preliminary notices, liens, and collections.
On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.
Ryan moved to the Northwest to attend Seattle University School of Law in 2006 after growing up in the Midwest and obtaining a bachelor’s...
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