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Stephen Ryan, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Shrewsbury, MA

Beaton & Petersen, PLLC
11 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 617-752-7363
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Consumer Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen Ryan, Jr., is a Partner at Beaton & Petersen PLLC located in Massachusetts. A top-rated civil litigation attorney with years of legal experience, Mr. Ryan provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout Suffolk, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk and Essex counties in connection with their civil litigation needs.  Mr. Ryan focuses on business, commercial and consumer matter, and frequently handles cases involving breaches of contract, 93A, land use and real estate disputes.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Ryan has gained a reputation for his superior trial skills and outstanding oral advocacy, as well as for his ability to devise customized solutions to help his clients achieve the favorable results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He has extensive experience handling class actions, consumer litigation and whistleblower claims, and he has worked closely with member of the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Ryan has also handled numerous litigation matters worth hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of a variety of businesses and corporations throughout the Boston area, and he has provided invaluable counsel and guidance to a wide range of individuals and businesses seeking to protect themselves and their interests in the face of complex and high-stakes litigation.

A 2004 graduate of Northwestern University, Mr. Ryan attended Boston University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. During his time in law school, he was an active participant in the school's Stone Moot Court Competition, serving as student director his final year, and he won Best Oralist his second year in law school. He is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Consumer Law


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2009, 2019 - 2021

About Stephen Ryan, Jr.

First Admitted: 2007, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • US District Court, D. Mass., 2008
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007


  • Boston University’s Stone Moot Court Competition, Student Director
  • New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2019 
  • Boston University’s Stone Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist

Educational Background

  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2004

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Program, 2020


  • Settled defamation and 93A claim against internet publisher, obtaining published correction and monetary compensation, 2021
  • Obtained dismissal of case against real estate developer in Mass. trial court, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Businesses
  • Consumers
  • Corporate Insider Whistleblowers
  • Securities and Financial Whistleblowers
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Office Location for Stephen Ryan, Jr.

11 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Phone: 617-752-7363

Last Updated: 7/22/2022

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