Spotlight on Business – Robert L. Ryan, Jr

Robert Ryan Spotlight 2024The Levittown Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce Robert L. Ryan, Jr (a/k/a “Bob”) who has been a Board member of the Chamber for more than 10 years. He is active on a number of Committees including the Scholarship Committee which awards money for college or trade school to a graduating senior from each of the 3 local high schools.

Ryan has lived in Levittown for 38 years. He was very happily married to Debbie Ryan until she passed away in 2020. Their son & daughter, who went to Levittown schools, have graduated college, obtained masters degrees and are supporting themselves. Robert is a high school math teacher in Ohio. Kelly is a women’s lacrosse coach at a Division I college in PA.

A practicing attorney since 1985, Ryan now specializes in real estate transactions and personal injury litigation. In Syosset high school, Ryan became interested in the law while taking a Business Law class. One of his professors at Nassau Community College and another one at C.W. Post College were practicing attorneys who inspired Ryan to become an attorney. His first job as a lawyer was in civil litigation firm. Within 5 years he left to start his own firm, Ryan & Henderson. He managed the firm and helped it grow over 25 years to about 20 employees. For the bulk of his career, Ryan was a trial attorney. Now, he is “of counsel” and self-employed at the law firm where he first started; and, enjoying the benefits that come along with that arrangement. He only answers to myself.

Ryan says he currently has a personal mission statement: To live life responsibly; to do what makes him happy which means to spend time with family; watch his kids continue to thrive in careers they love; support them emotionally and try to be a good role model for them. The next stage of his life will involve retirement and volunteer work.

Ryan’s business goals include: mentoring young attorneys where his office is located and keeping in touch with attorneys who used to work for him that are now out on their own; and, growing his practice by being selective when taking on new clients.

What makes Ryan’s law practice different from others is – his attention to details and he makes himself accessible to his clients – they all get his personal cell phone number and email – Ryan is reachable evenings and weekends and he really care about what he does for them. Ryan knows very few attorneys who give their clients the access that he gives them.

When he has the opportunity, Ryan likes to spend time fishing; playing guitar with his classic rock band, Alter Ego (who by the way won the Battle of the Bands at the Good Sam Hospital Charity Jam for pediatrics); taking sports photography; watching live music performed; traveling to watch local professional sports team play in other cities; watching his daughter coach her college lacrosse team; and he still reads at least one newspaper every day.

Ryan can be reached at: Phone: 516-857-1181; Email: [email protected]; Face Book: Bob Ryan; LinkedIn: Robert Ryan of Counsel to Mulholland Minion.