Ryan Leonard

 

Ryan LeonardRyan Leonard

Attorney at Law 

Phone: 405.702.9900

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Ryan Leonard has extensive experience litigating cases in federal and state courts, and specializes in solving complex business problems for his clients.  Ryan practices primarily in the areas of business law and litigation, receivership and insurance law.  He maintains the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Attorney Recogniztion (“AV”) rating for skill and ethics for attorneys based on professional peer reviews.

Prior to entering private practice, Ryan served as a state prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office in Canadian County, Oklahoma.  Ryan also served for four years as a Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Senator Don Nickles in Washington, D.C., in which capacity he served as the Senator’s chief legislative aide on issues involving the federal judiciary, Indian Affairs, transportation, agriculture and natural resources.

Ryan is very active in the local community, currently serving on the Boards of Directors of Mercy Hospital- Oklahoma City, the Central Oklahoma YMCA and KIPP Charter School.  Ryan co-founded and is a past president of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the Board of Directors of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Academy of State Goals, the Legal Ethics Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association and was a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XIX.  Ryan also regularly volunteers his time pro bono for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, serving children at risk in the foster care system.  At a younger age, Ryan earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

In 2008, Ryan was appointed as a Commissioner representing the State of Oklahoma on the national Uniform Law Commission, and was reappointed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2014.  In 2015, Ryan was appointed by the President of the national organization to the Executive Committee, and currently chairs the national Legislative Council.  Ryan has served on numerous committees within the organization, including drafting committees implementing the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (facilitating international contracts) and drafting a Model Tribal Probate Code.  Ryan co-chairs the Committee on Attendance, and serves on the Committee on Federalism. 

Ryan earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College.  Ryan also attended the L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg, France.  In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his childrens’ activities, reading, travel and archaeology.  In 2010, he co-authored “Opala:  In Faithful Service to the Law,” a biography on former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala.

Ryan is admitted to practice before the Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Oklahoma state courts, the federal courts of the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Tax Court.