Lawyers

Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


St. Louis
75 W. Lockwood Ave.
Suite 222
Webster Groves, MO 63119


Education

J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2000

B.A., Kenyon College, 1996

Lord Rothermere Scholar, New College, Oxford, England, 1994

Honors

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Environmental (2012-2017, Law & Politics)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Environmental (2010 and 2011, Law & Politics)

Hayes Ryan is the Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees's Chicago office. He handles a wide range of litigation, including matters involving employment law, environmental claims, product liability, business disputes and consumer fraud. His experience includes lead counsel roles in jury trials and arbitrations. Mr. Ryan has well proven experience representing Fortune 500 clients in complex, multi-plaintiff product liability class actions and mass torts, including currently serving as National Coordinating Counsel for the largest full line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America.

Mr. Ryan's business and business owner clients also utilize his services to assist with various complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business fraud, investor disagreements, alliance and joint venture disputes, construction contracts, purchase and sale matters. He also serves as outside general counsel to a large regional health management provider that designs and administers partially self-funded healthcare plans for middle-market companies involving an extensive network of partnerships with broker/clients and strategic vendors.

Additionally, Mr. Ryan handles numerous real estate matters, including escrow, landlord-tenant class actions and professional liability claims.

Admissions

Illinois
Missouri 

Memberships

State Bar of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Defense Counsel
University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation
Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee

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Contact

(312) 980-6768

hayesryan@grsm.com


Offices

Chicago

St. Louis

Education

J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2000

B.A., Kenyon College, 1996

Lord Rothermere Scholar, New College, Oxford, England, 1994

Honors

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Environmental (2012-2017, Law & Politics)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Environmental (2010 and 2011, Law & Politics)

J. Hayes Ryan

Office Managing Partner

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Biography

Hayes Ryan is the Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees's Chicago office. He handles a wide range of litigation, including matters involving employment law, environmental claims, product liability, business disputes and consumer fraud. His experience includes lead counsel roles in jury trials and arbitrations. Mr. Ryan has well proven experience representing Fortune 500 clients in complex, multi-plaintiff product liability class actions and mass torts, including currently serving as National Coordinating Counsel for the largest full line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America.

Mr. Ryan's business and business owner clients also utilize his services to assist with various complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business fraud, investor disagreements, alliance and joint venture disputes, construction contracts, purchase and sale matters. He also serves as outside general counsel to a large regional health management provider that designs and administers partially self-funded healthcare plans for middle-market companies involving an extensive network of partnerships with broker/clients and strategic vendors.

Additionally, Mr. Ryan handles numerous real estate matters, including escrow, landlord-tenant class actions and professional liability claims.

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Admissions

Illinois
Missouri 

Memberships

State Bar of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Defense Counsel
University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation
Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee

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