Ryan McKeen

Partner – Trial Attorney

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Biography

Ryan is not a legacy lawyer. He was the first person in his family to graduate from a four-year college. He became a lawyer after being injured in a car accident through no fault of his own and experiencing the unconscionable way insurance companies treat victims. He understands that our clients come to us scared, hurt, and confused, and he strives to make the law accessible and to empower our clients throughout the legal process. Every day, Ryan represents individuals against multi-billion dollar corporations that are focused on profits, not people. He fights those corporate interests to get our clients the resolution they need to be made whole.

In addition to practicing law, Ryan has maintained the ABA Top 100 blog A Connecticut Law Blog for over ten years. He has written more than 1,000 posts, but the one he is most asked about concerns whether Susan Bysiewicz was qualified under the Connecticut General Statutes to run for Attorney General in 2010. This post set off a political storm that ended with Ms. Bysiewicz asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for a resolution of the matter. The Court adopted some of Ryan’s reasoning and determined that she was not qualified for the office she sought.

When Ryan is not blogging or working hard to build the most client-centered personal injury firm in the state, he enjoys following the Red Sox, strength training, listening to Pearl Jam, reading, and spending time with his family outdoors.

Education

Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts from Framingham State University and his Juris Doctor from Western New England University.

Awards and Honors

Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2017
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2017
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2017
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
New Leader in The LawCT Law Tribune2016
Top American Lawyers – NomineeTop American Lawyers2016
Personal Injury Hall Of Fame FinalistCT Law Tribune2015
40 Under 40 – Civil PlaintiffNational Trial Lawyers2014
40 Under 40 RecognitionGovernor Dannel Malloy2014
40 Under 40Hartford Business Journal2014
Alumni Honor RollWestern New England School of Law2014
Client’s Choice AwardAvvo2014
Hartford Preservation Alliance Award WinnerHartford Preservation Alliance2013
Innovator In The Practice of LawLex Innovatio2013
First 100Senator Richard Blumenthal2011
Alumni Commencement SpeakerWestern New England College School of Law2011
Outstanding Service To Alumni BoardWestern New England School of Law2011
ABA 100American Bar Association2010

Community Service

Ryan has been a longtime supporter of Achilles International, whose mission is to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement. Connecticut Trial Firm has sponsored community athletics for years, most notably the Glastonbury River Runners’ Race to Fill the Pantry.