Jeffrey W. Ryan

Jeffrey W. Ryan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Chamblee Ryan, P.C.
 | 2777 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1157
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-905-2003
Fax: 214-905-1213
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Perhaps the most rewarding part of my job is seeing the genuine happiness and relief on my clients’ faces when a jury vindicates their work. Years of concern and second-guessing are lifted from their shoulders, allowing them to continue with their careers and contribute to the economy by providing jobs to their employees.

For more than 25 years, I’ve worked hard to successfully defend clients from medical malpractice and personal injury claims. In addition, I have had the opportunity to represent a variety of individuals, small businesses, large national corporations and insurance clients in a variety of litigation matters.

While many attorneys claim to be trial lawyers, the professionals at Chamblee Ryan, P.C. regularly go to trial on behalf of our clients. Plaintiff attorneys know that we have an extensive track record of courtroom victories. That doesn’t mean we expect every case to go before a jury. However, when a case is prepared thoroughly, the dispute will receive the best possible result for our client. Far too often, defense attorneys who aren’t trial lawyers will encourage their clients to settle for an unwarranted amount without thoroughly examining the facts of the dispute.

One of the heaviest burdens a civil defense attorney must overcome at trial is the risk that sympathy for a plaintiff could impact a jury’s deliberations. While we vet individuals in the jury selection process to prevent this from happening, the possibility is still a concern. That’s why I and the other lawyers at Chamblee Ryan, P.C. are devoted to making sure that jurors see the matter from the perspective of our clients.  In medical malpractice cases, we take great efforts to help jurors understand the medical procedures in question, the risks involved, and the reasoning behind our client’s decisions. When a juror understands what our clients heard, thought and experienced at the time in question, they often will be convinced that what the defendant did was reasonable. When attorneys are able to present their client’s perspective to jurors in an honest, persuasive way, good verdicts often follow.

Another distinction that sets Chamblee Ryan, P.C. apart is the extra care we take in making sure that our clients are prepared to give articulate, logical and responsive answers in court. We understand from our extensive trial work that effective communication skills are crucial to helping win over juries.

Our firm puts a lot of thought, work and preparation into our cases because our clients’ livelihoods often hang in the balance. I’m proud to say we have helped numerous professionals continue their work and ensure the livelihood of their employees.

 

About Jeffrey Ryan

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.chambleeryan.com/attorney-bios/jeffrey-w-ryan/

Honors/Awards:

  • My peers have honored me among Texas’ top attorneys in the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2007. I have written and spoken on numerous litigation topics before legal and professional groups across the state.
  • Jeff Ryan have been named among the nation’s top legal practitioners in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The publication, launched in 1983, recognizes the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the nation and is based on millions of peer-reviewed nominations and extensive research. Mr. Ryan has represented hundreds of North Texas physicians during the last 25 years and is honored for his success in defending health care providers against medical malpractice claims., Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Trucking Association
  • Texas Association of Non-Subscribers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Motor Transportation Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Leadership Richardson

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Wood County, Texas: The survivors of a 23-year-old man alleged that one of our clients, a national poultry company, failed to properly train the man after he sustained fatal injuries in a tractor accident. The tractor manufacturer was sued on a product liability theory and settled following the jury selection process. The survivors filed suit against the poultry company based on a joint venture/joint enterprise theory of liability. The jury found no negligence on the part of my client. 
  • Dallas County, Texas: My client, a spine surgeon, performed corrective surgery on a 34-year-old woman who subsequently claimed she was permanently disabled by the corrective surgery. The plaintiff's orthopedic expert contended that the corrective surgery was premature and unnecessary. Our defense maintained there was ample evidence of a failed spinal fusion, which required prompt intervention to correct. The jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict.
  • Ellis County, Texas: I represented an orthopedic surgeon in a case that alleged that he and his physician's assistant failed to timely diagnose and treat an infected hematoma. The patient, a 15-year-old football player, suffered a deep thigh contusion during a football game. The physician and the physician's assistant examined the patient on two occasions and found no indication of infection. About two weeks after the injury, the patient was admitted to a hospital with significant infection and required surgical removal of the infected tissue. After hearing our case, the court issued a defense verdict.
  • Collin County, Texas: I represented an internal medicine physician who was the admitting physician for a patient with acute bronchitis and possible pneumonia. The patient was treated in the hospital and continued on a Methadone prescription for chronic back pain that had been prescribed by a pain specialist the day before admission to the hospital. The morning after her discharge, the patient died in her sleep. The medical examiner determined Methadone toxicity as the cause of death. Plaintiffs alleged that my client allowed an excessive and toxic dose of methadone to be administered in the hospital. After we presented a strong defense for the physician, the result was a defense verdict.

Educational Background:

  • I earned my law degree from Baylor University Law School in 1990. My undergrad degree came from Bryan College (1984).

Industry Groups

  • Medical
  • Trucking
Office Location for Jeffrey W. Ryan

2777 North Stemmons Freeway
Suite 1157
Dallas, TX 75207

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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