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Ryan McGraw is a trial lawyer with a history of success in child sex abuse, civil rights, Title IX, and employment cases. He also serves as outside counsel for business clients on a wide-range of issues including entity selection and formation, contract review, the drafting of employment agreements and manuals, as well as complex mergers and acquisitions. His outstanding business work resulted in his selection and inclusion in the 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list which recognizes the best attorneys under 40 years old in the State of Ohio.

A Cincinnati native, Ryan graduated from St. Xavier High School before continuing his education at The Ohio State University. Following college, Ryan returned home to attend law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he was an Editor of the Law Review. As a member of law review, Ryan had one of his publications cited in a decision by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and Ohio State football. He also serves on the St. Xavier High School Young Alumni Board, the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA Board of Directors, the Cincinnati Bar Association's Young Lawyer Section Run for Kids Committee, and as an advisor to the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business/Corporate
  • Child Sex Abuse
  • Civil Rights
  • Title IX
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2012

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • The Ohio State University
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • St. Xavier High School, 2005

Published Works

  • OH, BY THE WAY . . . ": WHY THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO LOST ITS WAY IN STATE OF OHIO V. FISCHER , 80 UCINLR 567, Winter, 2011

Representative Cases

  • M.P. v. Judd Ellinger, 2017 cv 62, Fairfield County
  • M.P. v. Judd Ellinger, 2017 cv 62, Fairfield County
  • Doe v. Springfield Clark, 3:14-cv-46, SD Ohio

References

  • John Milligan, Esq.
  • Megan Collard, Esq.
  • Zachary El-Sawaf, Esq.
  • Michael F. Arnold, Esq.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars list

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • Ohio Association of Justice, 2012 to Present
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2015 to Present
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Powel Crosley YMCA, Board of Directors
  • Cincinnati Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section Run for Kids Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Barrister

Past Employment Positions

  • Kircher Law Office, LLC

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Xavier High School Young Alumni Board, 2012 to Present
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, Advisor
  • Powel Crosley YMCA Board of Directors, 2016 to Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Treasurer, Shanahan for Norwood Campaign

Languages

  • English