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Ryan A. Strain

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Ryan Strain advises large corporations, financial institutions, governmental entities, small businesses and individuals in a broad variety of litigation and other matters.

Featured Experience


Obtained judgment in favor of a health care services provider on a breach of contract claim in a bench trial.

2011

Successfully defended a service contract provider in a bench trial involving claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, misrepresentation, violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and negligence.

2013

Part of trial team in a case involving claims of intentional interference with a contract.

2013

Professional Biography


Mr. Strain has represented clients in cases involving breaches of contract, business torts, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, professional liability, residential mortgage disputes, motor vehicle accidents, estate and trust disputes, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He has experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Strain has counseled clients on various matters, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, compliance with city ordinances, website terms of use and privacy policies, and general business matters.

Before graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Strain served as an extern for the Office of the District Attorney General for Shelby County, Tennessee.

  • Obtained judgment in favor of a health care services provider on a breach of contract claim in a bench trial.

  • Successfully defended a service contract provider in a bench trial involving claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, misrepresentation, violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and negligence.

  • Part of trial team in a case involving claims of intentional interference with a contract.

  • Managed local counsel's representation of client in multiple states.

  • Defended a medical device manufacturer in coordinated state court products liability proceedings.

  • Defended a service company in putative class actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

  • Counseled a financial services company regarding subpoenas issued in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country.

  • Counseled a health care industry client regarding website terms of use and privacy policy.

  • Obtained dismissal of fraud and interference with business relationship claims asserted against a corporation.

  • Part of team that obtained dismissal of breach of contract and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing claims asserted against individuals.

  • Successfully represented a large retailer and other commercial clients in premises liability actions.

  • Post-Matter of A-B-, successfully represented a mother and her three children who had fled domestic violence in their home country in obtaining asylum.

  • Successfully resolved, at mediation and prior to extensive litigation, a dispute between investors in a film.

  • Member – Germantown (TN) Board of Education
  • Member – Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Member – Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Board Secretary – Operation Broken Silence (2018 – present)
  • Leadership Germantown (Class of 2019)
  • Member – Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County Foster Care Review Board (2018 – 2019)
  • Member – City of Germantown, Tennessee, Historic Commission (2018 – 2019)
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Memphis Office Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2018)
  • Reporter – ABA Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments (2009)
  • United Way Allocations Agency/Program Review (2011 – 2013, 2015 – 2019)
  • Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation TEAM Mentoring Program (2012 – 2013)

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2008
    • Notes Editor – Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
  • University of Memphis, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2008
  • Western District of Tennessee, 2009
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Eastern District of Arkansas, 2017
  • Western District of Arkansas, 2017

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