Ryan Ellis

The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC - Houston
10940 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Ste 100
Houston, TX 77064

Ryan D. Ellis is a trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters. Named a “Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer magazine in 2017, Ryan focuses his practice on business disputes—such as fraud claims, contractual disputes, business torts, employment disputes, trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes—as well as on environmental class action matters. Individuals and companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries have relied on Ryan to represent and advise them throughout all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, as well as in private arbitration.

Personal Background
Born and raised in Houston, Texas,Ryan attended the University of Texas at Austin where he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with Highest Honors in 2010. He earned his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law in 2013. In law school, Ryan served as Executive Editor of the Texas Review of Law & Politics, was an intramural mock trial champion, and a member of theUT Interscholastic Mock Trial Team. He further augmented his legal education by serving as a judicial intern for Justice Eva Guzman at the Texas Supreme Court.

Community and Professional Activities
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Co-author, Rigged Game: The Florida Supreme Court’s Decision in Plancher and the Abuse of Sovereign Immunity in Sports Law, SPORTS LITIG. ALERT, June 26, 2015.
Contributor, Does Tort System Make America Safer?, REUTERS (Nov. 21, 2014),http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2014/11/21/does-tort-system-make-america-safer-lanier-rebuts-blame-the-lawyers-prof/
Author, Note, Mandating Injustice: The Preponderance of the Evidence Mandate Creates a New Threat to Due Process on Campus, 32 REV. LITIG. 65 (2013)
Volunteer at the Rodeo Austin Calf Scramble Committee which raises scholarships for Texas high school students. He is a proud supporter of the Texas Longhorns.

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2013
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Highest Honors, B.S., Highest Honors, 2010

Featured as one of 25 “Lawyers on the Rise” in Texas Lawyer magazine, September 2017
Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2020 to present
Top 40 Under 40 by TheNational Trial Lawyers, 2018 and 2022