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T im is one of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in California with more than 60 civil jury trials to his credit. Prior to beginning his legal career, Tim was an Officer and pilot in the Marine Corps and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. In addition to numerous professional associations, Tim holds the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is an elected member of the distinguished American Board of Trial Advocates.

He is active in local community education organizations and is a former member and President of the Board of Trustees of the Sacramento Country Day School.

Education and Honors
• J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of       the Pacific, (Traynor Honor Society) 1981
• J.D., Designated Naval Aviator, Pensacola,         Florida 1975
• B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1973

• American Board of Trial Advocates
• American Trial Lawyers Association
• Consumer Attorneys of California
• American Bar Association
• International Society of Air Safety Investigators

Experience & Accomplishments
Tim performs as The Ryan Law Group’s Managing Partner and Senior Trial Counsel. As such, he has been lead trial counsel in cases including federal and state courts in almost every county in California as well as Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota and Hawaii.

• Lead trial counsel for Florida aviation maintenance company defending action brought by four victims of airplane crash. Obtained defense verdicts in separate jury trials in state and federal court.

• Lead trial counsel for German auto manufacturer in case involving serious burn injuries with claims for design defect including punitive damages. Obtained defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for international aircraft engine manufacturer named in consumer class action alleging fraud and breach of warranties. Obtained order de-certifying class effectively ending case.

• Lead counsel for international aviation company that paid multiple millions in payments to victims of commercial airplane crash in action against national insurance broker for professional negligence in failing to secure proper insurance coverage. Case settled on first day of trial for client’s entire losses plus interest.

• Lead counsel for family of 15 year old boy who drowned in an improperly secured water storage facility resulting in seven figure settlement with water district.

• Lead trial counsel for international heavy equipment manufacturer in Napa Valley product liability action alleging design defect and failure to warn resulting in defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for national real estate brokerage firm in San Diego action brought by competitor firm alleging fraud and unfair competition. Result - defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for factory worker injured when plastic extrusion machine malfunctioned spewing molten plastic onto worker. Verdict against manufacturer.

• Lead trial counsel for insurance broker in Los Angeles action alleging professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for utility company in action involving wrongful death plus three major burn injured plaintiffs arising from gas explosion in commercial construction project. Result - defense verdict.

• Lead counsel for twin infants burned in fire caused by defective Christmas tree lights. Settled case on eve of trial for substantial seven figure amount.

• Lead counsel for international helicopter manufacturer sued in Hawaii arising out of helicopter crash resulting in consolidated wrongful death action. Result - dismissal without payment.

• Lead trial counsel for major international air line in action brought by passenger who suffered serious permanent injuries during takeoff incident. Result - defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for crop duster sued for causing extensive damage to commercial fruit trees. Result - defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for international agricultural equipment manufacturer sued in product liability action by farm worker who suffered serious injuries in tractor roll-over accident. Result - defense verdict.

• Lead trial counsel for architectural firm named in professional negligence action by commercial building owners. Result - defense verdict.

Timothy J. Ryan