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James Ryan

In Memoriam


“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Attorney Jim Ryan. Jim started on the Asbestos litigation team but has worked the last several years in our Personal Injury Department. Jim was an avid sports fan and loved the St. Louis Blues. We will miss him as a member of our team. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.” – The Gori Law Firm Team

James “Jim” Ryan received his Undergraduate Degree at the University of Minnesota where he walked on for their national championship hockey team, seeing ice time with legendary coach Herb Brooks and six members of the historic 1980 Olympic team. Ryan also has the distinction of being from a family that boasts five Super Bowl rings: his father is legendary coach Buddy Ryan, who won Super Bowl III with Joe Namath and the New York Jets, and was the mastermind behind the historic 1985 Chicago Bears. His brothers, Rex and Rob, also possess three Super Bowl titles.

Ryan also obtained a Masters Degree at the University of Notre Dame, and graduated from the St. Louis University School of Law in 1998. Since then has been fighting for the rights of injured people for almost twenty years. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Ryan is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers (MATA), and several other legal groups.

Over the years, Ryan has been involved in well over a thousand personal injury cases, and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his injured clients in both Missouri and Illinois. The focus of his practice at The Gori Law Firm remains personal injury, especially Auto Accidents and Premises Liability matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • Missouri, 1998


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • 1998
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Masters Degree – 1985
  • University of Minnesota, Minnesota
    • Undergraduate Degree – 1981
Professional Associations
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
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