Ryan began his career serving at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., later for Preston Gates & Ellis, Bill Gates Sr.’s complex litigation firm in Seattle, Washington. There he worked on the national landmark Microsoft v. Sun Microsystems case.
Next he worked for the Firm Hendricks & Lewis where he worked closely with lead counsel on the Nirvana LLC litigation successfully representing the estate of the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.
Ryan then entered the arena of Criminal Law as a Deputy County Prosecuting Attorney where he litigated thousands of criminal matters and left that post with an undefeated record at trial.
His experience as a former Biochemist and Cancer Research Biologist at the world-renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center proved invaluable in giving him a significant advantage in analyzing and processing scientific evidence for use in securing successful outcomes in his Criminal Law and DUI work.