Ryan McKeen

Partner – Trial Attorney

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Biography

Ryan is not a legacy lawyer. He was the first person in his family to graduate from a four-year college. He became a lawyer after being injured in a car accident through no fault of his own and experiencing the unconscionable way insurance companies treat victims. He understands that our clients come to us scared, hurt, and confused, and he strives to make the law accessible and to empower our clients throughout the legal process. Every day, Ryan represents individuals against multi-billion dollar corporations that are focused on profits, not people. He fights those corporate interests to get our clients the resolution they need to be made whole.

In addition to practicing law, Ryan has maintained the ABA Top 100 blog A Connecticut Law Blog for over ten years. He has written more than 1,000 posts, but the one he is most asked about concerns whether Susan Bysiewicz was qualified under the Connecticut General Statutes to run for Attorney General in 2010. This post set off a political storm that ended with Ms. Bysiewicz asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for a resolution of the matter. The Court adopted some of Ryan’s reasoning and determined that she was not qualified for the office she sought.

When Ryan is not blogging or working hard to build the most client-centered personal injury firm in the state, he enjoys following the Red Sox, strength training, listening to Pearl Jam, reading, and spending time with his family outdoors.

Education

Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts from Framingham State University and his Juris Doctor from Western New England University.

Awards and Honors

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2017
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2017
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2017
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2016
New Leader in The Law CT Law Tribune 2016
Top American Lawyers – Nominee Top American Lawyers 2016
Personal Injury Hall Of Fame Finalist CT Law Tribune 2015
40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff National Trial Lawyers 2014
40 Under 40 Recognition Governor Dannel Malloy 2014
40 Under 40 Hartford Business Journal 2014
Alumni Honor Roll Western New England School of Law 2014
Client’s Choice Award Avvo 2014
Hartford Preservation Alliance Award Winner Hartford Preservation Alliance 2013
Innovator In The Practice of Law Lex Innovatio 2013
First 100 Senator Richard Blumenthal 2011
Alumni Commencement Speaker Western New England College School of Law 2011
Outstanding Service To Alumni Board Western New England School of Law 2011
ABA 100 American Bar Association 2010

Community Service

Ryan has been a longtime supporter of Achilles International, whose mission is to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement. Connecticut Trial Firm has sponsored community athletics for years, most notably the Glastonbury River Runners’ Race to Fill the Pantry.