Ryan is part of the sixth generation to be raised on his dad’s farm in Midway, TN. After attending Sewanee Elementary and St. Andrews Sewanee High School, he did his undergrad work at the University of the South where he double majored in Spanish and Forestry and graduated as the class valedictorian. After graduation, he began law school as a Judge Louis K. Matherne Scholar at the University Of Tennessee College Of Law. During the summer of 2009, he worked as a summer associate with Chambliss, Bahner, and Stophel, PC in Chattanooga and he also spent time as a clerk for Judge R. Thomas Stinnett of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. During the summer of 2010, he worked in Chattanooga as a summer associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC for the first half of the summer and then with Chambliss, Bahner, & Stophel, PC for the second half, where he is employed today as a member of the firm's Taxation and Estate Planning Section. Ryan focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law and special needs planning for Tennessee and Georgia residents. As part of the elder law and special needs practice group, Ryan also works with families to ensure that loved ones with special needs and/or elderly family members execute sound estate plans that work to pass property along to the next generation while minimizing the risk of impeding access to public benefits programs. Ryan also assists clients with the administration of estates and trusts, thereby allowing him to engage in multi-generation planning.