Ryan J. Gavin


Ryan helps his clients resolve their most challenging disputes and dedicates himself to achieving the best result possible in every case. He recognizes that being trusted with a client’s cause is a privilege and, whether it is seeking compensation for an injured person or defending a client charged with wrongdoing, he commits to understanding their problem and delivering a positive outcome. Ryan’s clients and colleagues recognize him for his integrity, thoughtful approach, and prompt communication.

Every client and every case are different. Ryan recognizes that each client comes to him with a unique problem and focuses on listening to their concerns, hearing their story, and developing a strategy to pursue their cause. He thrives on the challenge of taking on a complex problem, identifying the best path to the desired result, and developing a strategy to take his client there. While this process must always begin with a thorough investigation for the purpose of uncovering all the important details of a case, the hardest part can be filtering out the noise and seeing the big picture. Having successfully tried dozens of cases to jury verdicts, Ryan’s strength is reducing a seemingly complicated problem to a simple yet compelling story that appeals to a jury.

Ryan’s skill and experience are illustrated by the results he has received. He has won large verdicts and settlements for clients in personal injury, wrongful death, employment discrimination, and civil rights cases. He has also defended numerous professionals, such as health care providers, insurance brokers, and actuaries, in cases seeking multimillion dollar damage awards. With over twenty years of experience in firms both large and small, Ryan’s clients benefit from his diverse experience representing clients in a wide variety of cases.

In his time outside the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog. He also enjoys traveling, reading, running, and rooting for the Cardinals and his daughter’s soccer team.


  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 1999

  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 1996

Bar Admissions:

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Defense Research Institute - Member

Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Professional Liability Defense Federation

CLM Certified Litigation Management Professional

Awards & Recognition

Missouri's Lawyer Media Power List - Healthcare Attorney


Rated By Super Lawyers

Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

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