- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Montana Trial Lawyers Association
- Licensed in State and Federal Court
- American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Paul Ryan, born and raised in Missoula, Montana, is an experienced trial attorney and has won numerous jury trials in Missoula & throughout the state of Montana. Paul attended the University of Montana and graduated with a BS in Business Administration in 1988. After graduating from the University of Montana, he worked for Boeing Airlines for several years in Seattle. He attended Law School at the Gonzaga University School of Law graduating with Honors in 1993. He was the former owner of a large law firm in Missoula and opened his own law firm in 2007. Paul is also an acting Justice of the Peace. He secured millions of dollars in personal injury settlements in his 21 years of practice. Paul has successfully handled a variety of complex civil and criminal cases in Missoula. Paul has been recognized by Judges, Attorneys and his clients as a highly skilled, effective and ethical attorney. He has been named Missoula’s Best Attorney eight times. Paul and his staff are prepared to help you with your important legal concerns. Contact Paul Ryan
Nathaniel S. Holloway
- Admitted to Practice in Montana federal and state courts and the Supreme Court of the United States
- National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40 (2014)
Nate was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. He later graduated with honors from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Political Science. During college, Nate self-funded much of his education by working at the U.C. Market, University Book Store, and Stockman’s Bar in downtown Missoula.
In 2011, Nate received his J.D. with Distinction from the Pettit College of Law. He separated himself in law school by graduating in the top 15% of his class and serving as the Student Articles Editor on the Law Review Editorial Board. He was also a T.A. in constitutional law and awarded for top scores in insurance bad faith and employment discrimination courses. In addition to his academic record, Nate has a broad range of legal experience. He was an extern for a federal district court judge in Dayton, Ohio, and a law clerk for Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli & Clark, a diverse law practice in Findlay, Ohio.
Nate joined Paul Ryan & Associates in 2011. A few years later the National Trial Lawyers recognized him as a “Top 40 under 40” trial attorney for the State of Montana. He has handled appeals to the Montana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Nate has successfully challenged illegal warrants, blood draws, and traffic stops to achieve positive outcomes for his clients. In addition to criminal defense, Nate practices civil litigation, which includes but is not limited to wrongful death claims and personal injury law. Initial consultations are free. Please contact Nate with any of your important legal concerns.
- Licensed to practice in Montana and Idaho in both State and Federal Court
Practice areas: civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and intellectual property law.
Adam was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and served as an active duty military officer for six years. He reached the rank of Captain before coming home to attend the University of Montana School of Law.
During law school, Adam served as a member of the Montana Law Review and was one of two students selected for publication during the law review’s competitive selection process. Adam was also a member of the University of Montana’s National Moot Court Team. His team won the Northwest Regional Championship and defeated teams such as the University of Washington, Gonzaga, and the University of Idaho. Adam received the tournament’s “Best Oral Advocate” award and his team went on to the national finals in Manhattan, New York.
Lorie Klaudt has been a Missoula resident for 34 years. She graduated from the College of Technology in Missoula with a degree in Paralegal Studies in 1984. She has worked in the legal profession for 31 years, and was employed at a large law firm in Missoula for 23 years, working for several shareholders during this time. She has knowledge and experience in various areas of law, which include: probate, family law, adoption law, business law, corporate, real estate, civil litigation, personal injury and criminal law. She has worked with Paul Ryan for 21 years, and Nate Holloway for 3 years, as their chief paralegal specializing in criminal law.
Katie Van Tighem
Personal Injury Paralegal
Katie Van Tighem is orginally from Boise, Idaho and has lived in Missoula for twelve years. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Montana (2005) and has worked as a paralegal for 15 years in several areas of litigation. Katie has worked with Paul for the last seven years and serves as his chief personal injury paralegal.
Cori Burns was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. She graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She also earned a Paralegal Certificate from the Minnesota Paralegal Institute. Cori worked as a Corporate Paralegal for several years in both Minneapolis and Denver. Upon returning to Missoula in 2007, Cori worked as a paralegal for top level shareholders at two of Missoula’s largest law firms; focusing on transactional law, employment law, personal injury, and insurance. Cori joined Paul Ryan & Associates in June 2013 as a criminal paralegal.