Prior to founding Pharos Law Group, Ryan worked in Chicago for two of the world’s leading law firms and also worked at one of Utah’s premier law firms.
He received extensive legal training at these firms, but was often frustrated with the “impersonal” nature of working for large international business entities and the lack of opportunity to assist families and individuals in a meaningful way.
When Ryan eventually decided to venture out on his own, his prior law firm experiences led him to focus exclusively on estate planning. He is now able to provide his clients with a full range of basic and advanced estate, legacy and financial planning options.
A 1997 graduate of Utah State University, magna cum laude, Ryan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Russian. He continued his education at J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, where in 2001 he earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude.
Ryan is married, with 3 children. He is very active in his church and is an Eagle Scout. Ryan is also an avid cyclist, runner (2 marathons) and enjoys most other sports. When reading for enjoyment (rather than legal education), he enjoys just about anything by Dickens, Tolstoy or Dumas.