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Jerri A. Ryan

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Jerri Ryan represents clients in corporate and commercial litigations involving contractual, corporate governance, and insurance disputes; mineral and gas rights disputes; and trust and estate law issues.

Jerri represents clients in a wide variety of litigation and appellate matters in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and California, including matters involving contractual and commercial disputes, partnership and corporate officer and director disputes (including those involving asset and stock purchase agreements), tort liability, mineral and gas right disputes, trust and estate law issues, liquor license law, breaches of non-competition agreements, and injunctive relief. She practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation and is admitted to practice before the courts of Pennsylvania, California, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of California, and the Central District of California, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Jerri co-chairs the firm’s Litigation group. She is also a member of the firm’s E-Discovery and Records Management Committee and has advised clients and given numerous presentations on issues surrounding electronically stored information, as well as written on the subject. Jerri began her legal career with Clark Hill Thorp Reed in 1997 and was with the firm through 1998. Following several years of practicing in San Diego, California, and living abroad in Japan, Jerri rejoined the firm in 2005.


J.D., Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1997, Notes Editor, Journal of College and University Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1994, English and Computer Applications; Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Studied Abroad; Notre Dame London Programme, Fall 1992


Named among Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2010-2011)

Named among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Thomason Reuters (2012, 2014-2024)

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2017: Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2018-2024) by Best Lawyers


Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Past Director, Executive Committee, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Past Member, Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee

Past Member, Okinawa Bench-Bar Association and Okinawa International Women’s Association while living in Japan

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, California

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania