Ryan grew up in Northeast Arkansas in the small town of Pocahontas. He was quarterback of the football team and president of his senior class. Ryan grew fascinated by persuasive speaking while taking a class in high school in persuasive communication. His teacher, Mr. Crabb, took great care to educate the small class on the history of rhetoric and persuasive speeches. That is when he knew he wanted to be a trial attorney.
Ryan graduated from the University of Arkansas, cum laude, with a double major in political science and communication. He was awarded the Athen’s Award in Communication, given to the top 5 graduating seniors in the department. Ryan also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Sam Walton College of Business, where he was a finalist in the graduate division of the Arkansas Business Plan Competition.
While in law school, Ryan represented the University of Arkansas School of Law as a traveling negotiations team member, and was named to the Dean’s List in the spring of 2007. Ryan currently serves on the Arkansas Bar Association Board of delegates.
Ryan is an avid sports fan (Go Hogs!) and loves competition. He brings this passion to his work every day. As the chief litigation officer for Bailey & Oliver Law Firm, Ryan specializes in legal research and writing, pleadings, motions, and discovery. He is diligently involved in the development, initial evaluation and litigating of catastrophic cases on the Bailey and Oliver trial team.