San Diego Family Law attorney Paul Ryan is a knowledgeable family lawyer who has over two decades of legal experience. Mr. Ryan is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who, before starting Ryan Family Law, worked as the Director of Legal Assistance at MCAS Miramar. He uses his wide range of legal experience to efficiently analyze his clients’ cases and prepare strong legal strategies. You can call Mr. Ryan for a free consultation and then begin working on your case at one of our firm’s three San Diego offices.
Alimony / Spousal Maintenance
Asset & Property Division
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Judge Advocate
MCAS Miramar, Officer in Charge of Legal Assistance
MCRD San Diego, Assistant Series Commander, 1992 to 1993
Military Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, Co-Chair
State Bar of New York, Member
National Conflict Resolution Center Mediation Skill Training course Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Marine Corps
Award from American Bar Association for Contributions to Military Family Law
Classes / Seminars
Family Law Seminars, California Judges and Local Bar Associations
Presented seminars to local Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocates
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Seminar Presentations, San Diego County Bar
I’ve been working with Paul Ryan on a difficult case for over a year and he has been a God-send. He is smart, personable, very down to earth and a fighter. I had two terrible experiences previously with different SD firms, and hiring Paul has been a welcome breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend Paul, especially for active duty military and veterans.
Mr. Ryan advice is amazing. He is a friendly and good person.
I highly recommend Mr. Ryan to anyone.
I spoke with Mr. Ryan for about an hour and he was very straightforward and had an excellent plan. He spoke with me in a way where I was able to understand.
Paul is an Excellent Attorney and did a Great job on my Divorce. Everything was handled efficiently and the cost was reasonable. I highly recommend Paul to anyone getting a divorce.
Although I didn’t hire Mr. Ryan as my attorney, his paralegal was prompt in answering my emails and Mr. Ryan spent a half hour talking to me on the phone. He answered my questions in a nice and friendly way. He was very personable and didn’t speak as if he was above me in any way, as some other attorneys I have dealt with have done. He was able to give me the advice I need and I didn’t end up hiring his firm because he was straightforward and honest in telling me that I really didn’t hav… Read more
I was advised by military base legal to meet with and consult Paul J. Ryan because my pending divorced was going to be very nasty and my former spouse was going to contest everything so they could not be of assistance. I did so and from our first conversation and telling him my story he treated every interaction I had with him professionally and was very knowledgeable about military and civilian law. He set me up on a broke service member, wife took everything including the dog country song paym… Read more
Mr. Ryan spoke to me in a way I could understand the legal points. He looked at my Post Judgment issue very thoroughly and gave me options. Mine is a case of an omitted asset which I never would have known about if not for Mr. Ryan’s help.
PLEASE! HIRE AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR DISSOLUTION. I think Mr. Ryan is a good choice. I didn’t and now 5 years later, I’m still dealing with, (practically starting over) with what should have been done 5 years ago.
We were going through a very tough time when my children’s father came back into the picture after being gone for 8 years and during that stressful time, Mr. Ryan became our rock. He was very knowledgeable in every aspect of family law and was able to educate us on what to do next. To make a long story short, Mr. Ryan led us in the right direction, fought for us in court, and helped put a very stressful situation to rest. A very sincere thank you to Mr. Paul Ryan, from our family to yours!
Paul was an excellent lawyer that was very knowledgeable, did a great job preparing me for the process and the day in court. Was on top of everything on that day in court, and did a laudable job of representing me. He and his staff could be a little difficult to get a hold of, but once in contact did a great job of answering all my questions and reassuring me through a difficult custody situation. I would seek his counsel and representation again should I need it.
I screened and called about a dozen attorneys before deciding that I would have Paul help represent me during the course of my child custody case. This was not a decision that I made lightly, as there is little else I cherish on this Earth as much as my child. It was a very dark and uncertain time in my life, but Paul did an excellent job of making me feel like I had someone truly concerned with representing and fighting for me. As a result, I am able to spend even more time with my child; which… Read more
Attorney Paul Ryan is great! Hard working, honest and will fight for you. His paralegal Shirlene is just as great and... responds toEmails and phone calls immediately. Overall, a diligent office to have on your side!read more
Very professional and effective. Plus they are easy to work with. A price I was very happy to pay. Best lawyers I... have ever hired. There has been a few during a long divorce and their group is tops.read more
had consulted with Mr. Ryan He was responsive and answered my questions , was always pleasant and professional and... clearly explained my options objectively. He thoroughly reviewed and provided a realistic strategy, I was satisfied. I'd absolutely recommend mr Ryan .read more
Called to schedule a complimentary consultation expected to either not get a call back or, get a sales pitch. Neither... happened! Mr Ryan called me at my requested time and gave me valuable, important information. He provided me answers to specific questions regarding my situation. I now feel much more prepared and confident going forward. If you need some answers to your questions that may lead to action you take, call Paul Ryan.read more
Paul Ryan helped me to keep my Alimony after my ex husband tried to end it. Paul, along with his incredible office... staff was very honest with me, always quick to answer all my questions, quick to call me back and even gave me discounts when paying my bill on time. This law firm is incredible and I would recommend them highly. I live in Las Vegas and we did everything over the phone. The hearing was in San Diego.They really care about their clients and this was a difficult case. Thank you Paul and your entire office staff. You all are truly one of the greats and I appreciate all your hard work on my case. Thank you.read more
Paul Ryan and Ryan Family Law did an outstanding job with my recent matter. Paul was very responsive to my inquiry and... matched me with one of his excellent attorneys, Paula. Paula was extraordinary! She was professional and conscientious. She developed a successful strategy and assisted me throughout the process and ultimately achieved exceptional results. I would recommend Ryan Family Law to anyone facing a family law matter!read more
Paul Ryan is awesome veteran attorney willing to help veterans. He took the time to call me back and go over my case... with me even on the weekend! I would recommend him and I'm definitely keeping his contact in my phone book.read more
I could not be more impressed by the actions of the Ryan Family Law Firm. I contacted them on a weekend and was... expecting a call or email on Monday, but instead I was called within the hour and the plan to resolve my issue immediately started. I look forward to continuing to work with Paul, Paula and the rest of the firm and I have no doubt they will give me exactly what I want. Paula did an amazing job representing me and giving me a taste of what is to come.read more
Paul Ryan is bright, very experienced and will have your back 100%. He is a great attorney who is able to explain the... ins and outs of family law with clarity. He also is a man with a great deal of integrity - you can definitely trust Paul with your case. Highly recommend.read more
I have nothing but great things to say about Ryan Family Law. As the respondent in a divorce action, Ryan Family Law... (Paul Ryan, founder) consulted with me very thoroughly and my attorney (Paula) was just SO impressive with her attention-to-detail approach to my case. All contacts – email or phone call – made by me were always returned promptly (often in less than an hour) if my attorney was not readily available at that moment; at her end Paula kept me very, very well informed on all issues and movements associated with my case. Legal terms and common Family Law abbreviations were always explained to my satisfaction and understanding; communications with my attorney Paula or support/administrative staff was always prompt, professional and informative. Paula appeared in court alongside me or appeared on her own (as needed, recommended or prudent) and engaged opposing attorneys with tenaciousness and surgical precision on my behalf, resulting in a well-designed and favorable settlement.I would not hesitate to provide my most positive endorsement and candid recommendation for Ryan Family Law for persons wanting a tenacious and thorough approach to representing YOU for family law matters needing thoroughly professional handling and getting the highest possible probability for a favorable outcome.read more