About The Law Offices Of William E Ryan

Our Houston Legal Firm

Mr. William E. Ryan has years of experience working both in and out of Houston courtrooms, with clients of all backgrounds and ages. Mr. Ryan specializes in civil appeals, civil litigation and personal injury litigation, including wrongful death, medical malpractice and legal malpractice, as well as other civil claims.

Mr. Ryan has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since December of 1992.  Mr. Ryan was thus awarded what the Board calls a “Certificate of Special Competence” in the field of Civil Appellate Law. Mr. Ryan has been Board Certified in Person Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since December of 1996.  Mr. Ryan was thus awarded what the Board calls a “Certificate of Special Competence” in the field of Personal Injury Trial Law. Board certification is perhaps the best indicator that a layman can look to in determining whether an attorney is competent in a particular field of law.

Mr. Ryan has been licensed to practice law in Texas since November of 1982.  He received a J.D. (a Doctor of Jurisprudence), summa cum laude (that is, with highest honors), from the South Texas College of Law.  He also received a B.A. in mathematics, magna cum laude (that is, with high honors), from the University of Texas at Austin; and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Mr. Ryan took the bar exam in July of 1982.  He has hanging on his office wall a letter from the Supreme Court of the State of Texas congratulating him for being one of four who made the second highest grade of 93 on that bar exam.  There were approximately 2000 people who took the bar exam, statewide, with Mr. Ryan.  Out of approximately 2000 people, Mr. Ryan tied for second in the State of Texas, on an exam designed to test one’s knowledge of the law.

Mr. Ryan believes that a very important factor in the success of a case is whether the claimant or litigant can be a good witness in his or her own case.  This primarily concerns whether a person can fairly and accurately recount the facts of what happened.  Some people tell a narrative of what happened that only includes the facts that they think help their case.  So-called “bad facts” are avoided.  Your attorney needs to know all the facts, good and bad, in order to properly represent you.  “Bad facts” can be woven into a narrative that tells the story of what happened.  For example, suppose an injured worker hasn’t visited his doctor as often as he should.  This looks bad.  Let’s also suppose that the reason for this is that the worker has been working overtime to support his family.  The emotional impact of the so-called “bad fact” is lessened to a great degree by weaving that fact into the broader context of the entire case.  So you should be prepared to tell your attorney everything about what has happened to you, even those matters about which you feel some shame or embarrassment. Your conversations with your attorney are protected from disclosure under our law.

You can always count on Mr. Ryan to take the time necessary to clearly explain your cases that you are up to date on every development.  The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the easier it is to build a strong case and come to a successful resolution.

Our Houston Law Offices

The law offices of The Law Offices Of William E Ryan have been proudly serving the Houston communities for many years. We welcome your call regardless of your legal situation or budget. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us for advice or more information. At The Law Offices Of William E Ryan, we will not stop working on your behalf until we are satisfied that we have done absolutely everything in our power to bring resolution to your case.

Mr. Ryan is licensed to practice law in all the courts of the State of Texas. He is not licensed to practice law in any other jurisdiction. He therefore cannot give legal advice or provide legal representation concerning claims or transactions that are governed by the laws of jurisdictions other than Texas. Reading this website, sending an e-mail or placing a telephone call to Mr. Ryan does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship is created only when both the client and Mr. Ryan sign a written agreement in which Mr. Ryan agrees to represent the client and the client agrees to be represented by Mr. Ryan.