Ryan J. P. Dyer

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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: James E. Bond Moot Court Competition finalist
    • Honors: ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Central Washington University
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Honors: All-conference student-athlete on the football team
    • Major: Economics

Honors

  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2014
  • CALI Award in Constitutional Law, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington

Biography

Ryan is a spirited and resourceful attorney whose practice includes a wide array of civil litigation, particularly cases representing victims of complex personal injury, product defect, child sexual abuse, and human sex trafficking. Ryan has experience advocating on behalf of clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ryan grew up in Tacoma and attended college at Central Washington University, where he majored in economics and was an all-conference student-athlete on the football team. He obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, Ryan served as executive lead articles editor of the Seattle University Law Review and published an article critiquing federal laws concerning liability for website operators. He was a James E. Bond Moot Court Competition finalist and went on to compete in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ryan also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Before joining PCVA, Ryan worked as an associate at the law firm Cozen O'Connor, where his practice included a mix of insurance coverage and commercial litigation. Ryan is an active member of the King County Bar Association and a fierce competitor at Young Lawyers Division trivia nights.

During his spare time, Ryan enjoys backpacking, skiing, golfing, and attending Mariner's games.

Published Works

  • The Communications Decency Act Gone Wild: A Case for Renewing the Presumption Against Preemption, 37 Seattle U. L. Rev. 837 (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • King County Bar Association
  • King County Young Lawyers Division