Arthur Chapman is pleased to announce that St. Paul lawyer Michael Ryan has joined the firm. With 30 plus years defending cases as a civil trial lawyer, Mike brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Though his litigation/trial experience is broad-based, Mike’s practice focuses on working with clients on products liability, environmental law and general liability matters, as well as other specialized types of litigation and trial work. He is known and respected by his clients and peers for his judgment, tenacity and skill.
Mike is a past president of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), and served as the Minnesota representative to DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar from 2002 – 06. He received the DRI State Representative of the Year Award in 2006. Mike is an original and current member of the faculty of the MDLA Trial Academy where he is involved in the training and mentoring of young defense lawyers, and is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mike is licensed and handles cases in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. He and his wife, Pam, have three adult daughters and five grandchildren. While family is the focus of their lives, they also both enjoy traveling, golfing and skiing.