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Timothy J. Ryan & Associates

Timothy J. Ryan graduated from Boston College in 1978 with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. He earned his J.D. degree in 1980 from the Southwestern University School of Law under the S.C.A.L.E. accelerated legal education program. He has been licensed with the State Bar of California since 1981. 

From the beginning, Mr. Ryan set about creating a law firm that would be dedicated to helping individuals recover damages for injuries sustained as a result of the actions of another. For the last 30 years, he has done just that.  His firm has recovered millions of dollars for individuals just like you who have suffered because of the negligence of another party.

Mr. Ryan has built a team of professionals that work diligently on behalf of their clients. Because of the success of his firm, Mr. Ryan is a sought-after lecturer and speaker. He imparts his wisdom and experience to other attorneys through his participation in continuing legal education programs.

Mr. Ryan continues to research applicable case laws and changes in California wrongful death laws to ensure that he is at the top of his field. Mr. Ryan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). He is a member of several associations:

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates

By being an active member in associations that are dedicated to helping its members excel in their chosen profession and area of law, Mr. Ryan is able to stay abreast of the most recent judicial decisions as well as having a large pool of resources that he can utilize when pursuing justice for his clients. Having a professional relationship with other attorneys and access to a diverse assortment of resources benefits our clients because Mr. Ryan has additional tools at his disposal to use as he pursues the responsible parties to hold them accountable for a wrongful death.


When it comes to catastrophic injury car accident cases involving negligent drivers and defective auto parts, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has developed a reputation for delivering excellence. Having helped injury victims, and family members grieving the death of their loved ones, for over 34 years, Timothy J. Ryan's compensation awards have grown to nearly immeasurable proportions. His history of helping to obtain huge financial awards will help provide you with the confidence and peace-of-mind needed to concentrate on your treatment instead of your compensation.


Mr. Ryan is part of the Huntington Beach community. Even though he was born and raised in Chicago, he has lived in the community and maintained his law office there for over 30 years. Some wrongful death attorneys try to represent clients from all over the United States; however, Mr. Ryan focuses his practice solely in the state of California.

Because he believes in giving back to the community, Mr. Ryan is presently Chairman for the Board of Trustees at Huntington Beach Hospital and a Board Manager of the Orange County YMCA. During 2012 and 2013, Mr. Ryan was co-chair of the fundraising tournament that helped raise funds for “The Greatest Save,” a program that teaches kids and teens how to recognize and avoid risks from predators. Mr. Ryan also serves on the Board for Sea Cliff's “Tee It Up For the Troops” which supports programs created to assist our military troops and their families while at home.


How much experience a wrongful death attorney has in handling fatal accident cases is very important for several reasons. Because wrongful death cases involve complex legal issues and large damages, insurance companies assign their most experienced and skilled adjusters to claims involving a fatality. Mr. Ryan levels the playing field and protects your interests against large insurance companies seeking to pay the least amount of money for your claim.

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates will do what it takes to make sure that the insurance company treats you fairly and that you receive the maximum financial recovery so that you can begin to rebuild your life after the loss of your loved one without the stress and worry of financial burdens. Their firm has handled thousands of cases and has recovered more than $15 million on behalf of his clients in the last year alone.

Insurance companies are fearful of Mr. Ryan and his law firm because they know that he has a proven record of recovering large settlements and verdicts for his clients. Therefore, those companies are more likely to settle cases during the early states for large sums of money to avoid paying out more money later on. This benefits their clients tremendously. While no amount of money can ever replace the person you have lost, it can help you pay expenses that you have incurred and provide for you and your family in the future.

Having an experienced litigator on your side to aggressively protect your rights while compassionately guiding you through the claims process is important. Your wrongful death claim is the only way that you can hold the party or parties responsible for the death of your loved one accountable for their actions. Mr. Ryan understands that this is a difficult time for you and that hiring an attorney may not be at the top of your priority list.

However, the parties that caused the death of your loved one through negligence, recklessness, or carelessness should be forced to take responsibility for their actions. This is where Mr. Ryan excels. As a passionate consumer advocate, he combines over 30 years of experience in the area of personal injury litigation with an understanding of the needs of his clients.

Over the years, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has held responsible parties accountable for the wrongful death of a loved one while making sure that its clients receive the personal attention they need in order to begin putting their life back together.


Why Car Accident Victims Choose Us

With over 39 years of experience, a 97% success rate, numerous attorney awards, and more than $1 billion recovered for our clients, auto accident victims consistently choose us to represent them. When your future is on the line, don't settle for less than the best. Call us today for a free case review from caring, trusted professionals.

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates

Call (714) 898-4444 to obtain a free case evaluation from award-winning car accident attorney Tim Ryan Today. Tim has helped recover over $1 Billion for injury victims and has a 97% win rate.