Norman A. Ryan

Norman A. Ryan

Partner, San Diego

Mr. Ryan was born in DeWitt, Iowa and has been practicing law for over 35 years.  In 1996, he was first awarded with, and has consecutively held, the highest possible rating (“A-V”) through Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards.  In 2001, Mr. Ryan was admitted into the San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Since 2014, Mr. Ryan has annually been recognized by Best Lawyers.  Mr. Ryan has also been selected by California’s Super Lawyers© as one of the top attorneys in San Diego, California – he has been the recipient of this honor annually since 2011.

In addition to his civilian practice, Mr. Ryan served for five years active duty with the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) and then served for 22 years in the United States Naval Reserves.  Mr. Ryan retired as a Captain in January 2007.

Education

  • University of Iowa, Juris Doctorate Degree in 1980
  • University of Northern Iowa, Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1980 (Inactive)
  • California State Bar Association, 1984
  • Nevada State Bar Association, 1995

Honors

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, San Diego Chapter (ABOTA), 2001
  • Best Lawyers, 2014 – 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell, “A-V” rated awarded consecutively since 1996
  • Super Lawyers, 2011 – 2017
  • Top Lawyer in San Diego, 2013, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and its Catastrophic Loss panel for Western States
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers, member and former Director
  • Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premise Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Risk Management
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking/Transportation

Interests

            Mr. Ryan is active in his community and has been involved in youth sports.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of Serra High School Foundation (2009 – 2013) and continues to serve youth activities through the Board of Directors of Tierrasanta Park & Recreation Council (2001 – Present).

Contact
Email:  nryan@ryanlitigators.com