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Ryan Willen centers his areas of practice in civil litigation, sports law, workers’ compensation defense litigation, business, and real estate matters.  As an associate in the workers’ compensation group, Ryan regularly defends and advises employers on all legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

Before practicing law, Ryan worked in athletics, both as an athlete and coach.  Ryan served as the head coach for Israel’s Junior National Team in European Championships.  This background gives Ryan a unique perspective to understand, evaluate, and efficiently address the issues facing athletes, parents and athletic organizations.

Ryan also provides legal counsel to small business owners and their executives, as well as assisting the attorneys who lead the firm’s municipal law practice.

Principal practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Sports law
  • Workers’ compensation law
  • Business and corporate law
  • Public sector law – civil and prosecutorial

Bar admissions

Career and educational background

  • Associate, Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper (2023-present)
  • Cleveland State University College of Law (JD, 2023)
  • Head Coach, Israel Association of Baseball, Tel Aviv, ISR (2018-2019)
  • Washington & Jefferson College (BA, economics, history minor, 2018)

Professional and civic activities