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Ryan L. Ford

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Ryan L. Ford

Ryan Ford is a trained litigator who has represented clients in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings across the country.

His practice spans a large variety of industries, including automotive, insurance, and commercial lending. In particular, Ryan has considerable experience in motor vehicle franchise law, and he's skilled in helping clients navigate through the complex web of state and federal regulations.

Ryan began his legal career as a staff attorney in the disabilities law program at the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, where he represented individuals with disabilities in litigation in state and federal courts, as well as at various administrative proceedings.

While in law school, Ryan served as an articles editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, and received the Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award for writing the most outstanding paper in the field of gaming law.

Representative experience

Represented a leading luxury car distributor in a dealer relocation case tried before the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings.

Successfully settled a suit on behalf of a Fortune 100 company involving breach of warranty claims under the UCC.

Represented a commercial lender in state and federal lawsuits stemming from a series of loans issued to nursing home companies across the country.

Successfully represented a child seeking social security disability benefits on appeal to federal court and at a subsequent remand hearing before ALJ.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Robert McKay Scholar, New York University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 2007


  • Member, Delaware Bar Association, 2010-2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
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