Ryan Owen represents clients in civil appeals and original proceedings in Texas state and federal courts. He has prepared appellate briefs, drafted dispositive motions, and challenged expert testimony. Ryan leverages significant trial experience to assist trial counsel in preserving error and briefing critical pre-trial and post-judgment motions. He has achieved favorable results across a wide variety of matters, including commercial disputes, general liability, and professional liability cases.
Ryan is a North Texas native. He attended Baylor Law School after working one-on-one with clients for five years as an investment consultant. While at Baylor, Ryan served on law review and won multiple awards for trial and appellate advocacy: the Scott, Douglass, & McConnico Evidence Award, Baylor’s Ultimate Writer Competition, and multiple moot court competitions.
Won multiple jury trials and a bench trial in Dallas County where he helped obtain a judgment reducing the amount of a construction lien and awarding attorneys’ fees.
Member of winning appellate team where the issue concerned whether the plaintiff’s cause of action constituted a healthcare liability claim under Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code.
Won or successfully defended summary judgment motions regarding a broad range of issues, such as insurance coverage, the scope of a retailers’ duty to protect against third parties, the enforceability of liability waivers, validity of service, and ecclesiastical abstention.
Education, Admissions & Activities
Baylor Law School
Baylor Law Review Technical Editor
Naman Howell Smith & Lee Client Counseling Competition (2019)
University of Texas at Arlington
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern
Professional and Community Activities
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Leadership Class of 2022-2023
Dallas Bar Association: Appellate section