William J. Ryan



Regardless of the complexity of your matter, you need an attorney who understands your goals and the best way to preserve your future.”

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About William J. Ryan

Will focuses his practice exclusively on family law. While Will believes that the best results can often be achieved through careful negotiations, he has successfully tried matters relating to the modification of parental responsibilities and relocation, school placement, property division, support (maintenance), and orders of protection. Will has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2022.

Will represents clients in dissolutions, parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities matters, parentage cases, domestic violence proceedings, post-Decree litigation, and in the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial agreements. He believes that the best way to negotiate a favorable settlement is to always be prepared for trial. He is skilled at using the discovery process  to achieve his clients’ financial goals and at helping clients navigate their relationship with the Guardian ad Litem when the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time are at issue. 

Prior to joining Beermann LLP, Will was an associate at Columbus’ largest family law firm. Will graduated from The Ohio State University in 2014 and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2018. He is a member of the George and Raymond Frank Foundation’s Board of Directors, which operates a boys’ summer camp in Weld, Maine.

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Ohio, 2018
  • Illinois, 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2022, 2023

  • CALI Award for Future in Legal Writing II and Environmental Law