Ryan assists clients statewide with a variety of dispute resolution and litigation matters. Ryan’s practice focuses on cases involving real estate disputes including rights associated with easements, licenses, boundary disputes, and restrictive covenant violations. Ryan also has experience with defending disputes involving allegations of employment and housing discrimination. In addition to his work at the trial level, Ryan has a strong appellate practice and has prevailed before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court both on written briefs and following oral argument.
Ryan has obtained many desirable outcomes for his clients:
- Successfully defended the limited scope of a farming easement across his corporate client’s property in the face of an attempt by a neighbor to use that easement for more expansive residential purposes including the installation of utilities on appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
- Second chaired trial involving a commercial dispute which resulted in a judgment of nearly one million dollars in favor of his client.
- Successfully persuaded Maine Supreme Judicial Court that a lower court had improperly granted summary judgment against his client.
- Second chaired jury trial resulting in verdict that his employer client had not discriminated against former employee.
- Successfully engaged mediation to resolve a dispute concerning title to a tract of woodland in central Maine.
- Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Ryan served as judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. He also served as research editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal at the University of Maine School of Law.