Ryan S. Henry
Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in San Antonio, TX
Ryan Henry graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with dual bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 1995. He attended law school at Texas Tech School of Law and graduated in May of 1998.
While attending law school, Ryan began clerking for the Lubbock City Attorney’s Office. He received his third-year practice card and began prosecuting municipal court complaints and appearing in justice of the peace court for the City. As a result, he began defending governmental entities even before he graduated from law school and so began his career supporting local governments. Upon graduation, Ryan began working in Brownsville, Texas, with the same focus. In June of 2002, Ryan moved to San Antonio and joined a local law firm doing the same type of law. In 2012, Ryan started the Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC. In June 2016 and again in 2017 Ryan was listed as one of the best lawyers in municipal law by S.A. Scene Magazine in the San Antonio area. On September 13, 2018, Ryan was appointed Associate Municipal Judge for Westlake Hills in Travis County. He is also an associate municipal court judge for the City of Bryan. Ryan also became the Chairman of the Government Law Section of the State Bar of Texas in 2019 and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair.
- Municipal Ordinances - Webinar (2020) - December 9th, 2020 - Gave webinar speech for the TMCEC New Judges Seminar
- Municipal Ordinances - On Demand Webinar (2020) - Aug 6th, 2020 - Gave Speech and Presentation for TMCEC On Demand Webinar
- Rule 3.08 Considerations for Attorney as General Counsel (2020) - June 17th - 19th, 2020 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TCAA Summer Conference.
- Introduction to Ordinances (2019) - Dec. 9th - 13th, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TMCEC New Judges Seminar in Austin, Texas.
- Ethical Concerns for Ex Parte Communications in Municipal Court (2019) - August 18th, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the Annual TMCA Conference in Houston, Texas.
- Federal/Supreme Court Update (2019) - July 24th - 26th, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the 31st Annual Course of the Advance Government Law in Austin, Texas.
- Introduction to Ordinances (2019) - July 8th - 12th, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TMCEC New Judges Seminar in Austin, Texas.
- City Ethics Commission and Other Strange Creatures of Lore (2019) - June 19th-21st, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TCAA 2109 Summmer Conference in San Antonio Texas
- The Top Areas a City Official Must Know About Liability (2019) - June 7th, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the Municipal Fundamentals Seminar in Lubbock, Texas
- Civil Collection of Criminal Fines in Municipal Court? (2019) - May 6th - 8th, 2019 - Speech and Ppaer prepared for the TMCEC Regional Attorney's and Judges Semianr in South Padre Island, Texas.
- Mysterious Ways: Tapping into the Civil Jurisdiction of a Municipal Court of Record (2019) - April 1st - 2nd, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TMCEC Prosecutors Conference in Dallas, Texas.
- Government Law Update (2019) - Jan 30th - Feb 1st, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019 in Texarkana, Texas.
- Civil Collection of Criminal Fines in Municipal Court? (2019) - Jan. 7-9, 2019 - Speech and Paper prepared for the TMCEC Regional Jusdges and Clerks Seminar in San Antonio, Texas.
About Ryan S. Henry
First Admitted: 1998, Texas
Professional Webpage: http://www.rshlawfirm.com/attorney-bio/ryan-scott-henry/
Other Outstanding Achievements
- Ryan is a black belt in Aikido
- New Mexico State University Graduated with dual Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology
- Texas Tech School of Law Graduated with Juris Doctorate
- June 7th, 2020 - Gave Speech at the Municipal Fundamentals Seminar in Lubbock, Texas for the Texas Tech University , Speaker, Official Liability, 2019
- City of Alamo Heights - Apellate Prosecution Services, 2019
- City of Bryan - Special Counsel/Litigation Counsel, 2019
- City of Castle Hills - Special Counsel/ Litigation Counsel/ Prosecutions Services. Updated Retention in 2019, 2019
- City of Garden Ridge - Prosecution Services (Backup), 2019
- City of Godley - Special Counsel/Annexation Counsel, 2019
- City of Grey Forest - City Attorney, 2019
- City of New Braunfels - Special Counsel , 2019
- City of Schertz - Prosecution Service (Backup), 2019
- City of Selma - Special Prosecution Services/Litigation Counsel, 2019
- City of Laredo - Special Counsel/Litigation Counsel, 2019
- City of Windcrest - City Attorney/Litigation Counsel, 2019
- City of Venus - Special Counsel/Annexation Cousnel, 2019
- Town of Hollywood Park Economic Development Coorporation - General Counsel, 2019
- Town of Hollywood Park - Special Cousnel/Litigation Counsel/ Prosecution Counsel, 2019
- TMLIRP , 2019
- Chairman on the State Bar Govertment Law Council, 2019
- Board member on the State Bar Government Law Council, 2015
- Ryan was listed in the 2020 SA Scene Magazine as as one of the top municipal lawyers in the area. , SA Scene Magazine, 2020
- Ryan was listed in the 2017 SA Scene Magazine as one of the top municipal lawyers in the area., SA Scene Magazine, 2017
- Ryan was listed in the 2016 SA Scene Magazine as one of the top municipal lawyers in the area. His senior associate, Artin DerOhanian was also listed as one of top lawyers in the under five year category. , SA Scene Magazine, 2016
- Newbury v. City of Windcrest, Tex., 991 F.3d 672 (5th Cir. 2021) Plaintiff, a former police officer, sued the City of Windcrest for same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation. The City successfully defended against the claims and established no adverse employment action occurred and in the alternative, no causal relationship existed between gender and any alleged harassment. The U.S. Fifth Circuit held that despite the recent expansion of protected classes of individuals under Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 140 S. Ct. 1731, 207 L. Ed. 2d 218 (2020), that decision "in no way altered the preexisting legal standard for sexual harassment"., 2021
- Benny Martinez v City of Leon ValleyCause No. 2019-CI-08343; In the 438th judicial district court of Bexar County, Texas City Official sued to vacate fortitude of attorney council position. Court ruled he had no standing to suit. Standing is reserve quo warranto. , 2020
- Administrative Appeals
- City Attorney
- Civil Appeals
- Civil Litigation
- Employment Law - Employer
- Estate Planning
- Land Use
- Local Government
- Municipal Court Judge
- Municipal Court Prosecutions
- Open Government
Last Updated: 5/15/2022