Ryan was born in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2006. After graduating from law school, he went to work at a high volume bankruptcy firm in downtown Kansas City. In addition to handling hundreds of bankruptcy cases, Ryan also specialized in litigation against creditors for improper debt collection, inaccurate credit reporting and other post-bankruptcy violations. Through his work of handling bankruptcy cases and suing abusive creditors, he developed the idea of the “Complete Bankruptcy”, which is the model Patton Knipp & Dean uses to ensure every client gets the fresh start they deserve. Ryan is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He participates in the Volunteer Attorney Project of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, which assists low-income residents of Missouri with their legal issues.