Ryan grew up in Overland Park Kansas graduating from Blue Valley Northwest in 2002. Ryan’s Mother always knew that one day he would become a lawyer and much to his chagrin, she was right. Ryan’s interest in history and government, his desire to help people, and his witness of an injustice contributed to his decision to help people for his career. After graduating from KU with a double major, Ryan moved on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City for law school.
In law school Ryan took the opportunity to participate in UMKC’s Solo/Small Firm Clinic where he first got the idea that he would run or join a small practice. After experiencing the feel of a larger “corporate” practice, Ryan made the determination that he would run his own practice. After passing the Missouri Bar in 2009, Ryan started practicing law and has been ever since. He joined with MaKenzi Higgins and Dispute Resolution Center in 2019, and became a partner in Dispute Resolution Center because Ryan and MaKenzi share a common desire to genuinely help folks.
Not long after starting his own practice, Ryan decided to take another plunge and propose to the love of his life Emily Evans. They now have two wonderful children together, Jack and Ila. Emily is a first grade teacher in the Blue Valley School District where she works hard every day to educate and better the lives of children. When he is not practicing law, Ryan spends every moment he can with his wife and children, as they are the most important thing in the world to him. (Followed by the Chiefs, Jayhawks, and Royals).
Areas of Practice
- General Family Law
- Domestic Litigation
- Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
- Child Custody – Initial Determinations and Modifications
- Child Support – Establishment and Modifications
- Grandparents Rights
- Traffic Tickets (KS and MO)
- DUI Defense (1st or 2nd)
- Criminal Law including misdemeanors and non-person felonies