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Ryan J. Harrington

Ryan J. Harrington

Partner
Phone: (414) 271-3400
Fax: (414) 271-3841
E-mail: [email protected]

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1995
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Ryan has been in practice for over 20 years, having worked in both Wisconsin and Illinois while focusing on criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, traffic, and temporary restraining orders due to domestic abuse or harassment.

Ryan has won acquittals at trial for clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including Reckless Homicide, Delivery of Cocaine, Reckless Endangerment, Battery to a Police Officer, Domestic Battery, and OWI, and is a former adjunct instructor at Bryant & Stratton College in their Criminal Justice program.

Ryan has also obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals and families injured or killed by the negligent acts of others and has successfully assisted many hundreds of individuals and families get back on their feet financially through bankruptcy.

Ryan serves as an elected member of the Waukesha County Bar’s Board of Directors and has been recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers, the Shepherd Express’ “Best of Milwaukee” poll, and Milwaukee Magazine’s “Best Lawyers List.”

Ryan was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended Marquette Law School, where his grandfather, Kenneth K. Luce, had taught as a law professor for over 30 years.

Ryan resides with his wife and two daughters in Whitefish Bay.

Education:

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, May, 1995
    • Honors: Moot Court Board Member
  • Marquette University, B.A., May, 1992
    • Majors: English and history
    • Honors: English and history National Honor Societies

Distinctions:

  • Recognized by Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers
  • Milwaukee Magazine’s “Best Lawyers List” from 2012 to 2016
  • Shepherd Express’ “Best of Milwaukee: Readers’ Choice Awards” from 2012 to 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award
  • Avvo rated as “Superb”
  • American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Member and past-Secretary of the Waukesha County Bar Association’s Board of Directors
  • Member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Community Advisory Board
  • Member of the More 4 Four Board of Directors for metastatic breast cancer awareness
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Milwaukee and Waukesha County Bar Associations
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section of the Wisconsin Bar
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court