About Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Condron Ryan was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where she attended Christ the King elementary school and Mother McAuley High School. Ms. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Political Science. After clerking for various law firms, Ms. Ryan obtained her J.D. from DePaul University School of Law. While attending night school, she was employed full time by the School of Accountancy at DePaul University. She served as a research assistant to Criminal Law Professor John Decker and externed for the Honorable Judge William Bauer in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


After graduation, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Martin Agran in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. During her clerkship, she drafted memorandum opinions pertaining to complex legal issues including class certifications, contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, TROs, injunctions and administrative reviews. Ms. Ryan was then hired as an associate attorney at Newman Boyer & Statham concentrating her practice in plaintiff’s personal injury law. In 2011, Ms. Ryan started her own practice representing victims of sexual assault, auto accidents, biking accidents, dog attacks, nursing home neglect, and slip and fall incidents. In her eighteen years of practice, Ms Ryan has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict in Cook and Lake Counties.


Ms. Ryan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Woman’s Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. She was named Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013, Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016 and 2017, Emerging Attorney in 2018 and Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois in 2018.


Ms. Ryan currently resides in Sauganash, with her husband, Clancy Ryan and four daughters. Ms. Ryan currently serves on the School Board of Queen of All Saints School and volunteers her time coaching cheerleading, Girls on the Run Coach and basketball.

Beth Ryan’s CV


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Chicago, IL 60602

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J.D., DePaul School of Law, December 2003, Licensed Attorney in Illinois
Loyola of Rome’s Summer Abroad Program, DePaul Law School Student Advocate
B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, May 1999


The Law Office of Elizabeth C. Ryan
Litigation Law Firm, Chicago, IL
Trial Attorney

Feb. 2010- present

  • Represents clients in personal injury litigation and commercial disputes.
  • Argues motions before the court and litigates matters in various counties throughout Illinois.
  • Successfully has tried multiple cases in areas such as premises liability, pedestrian accidents, biking accidents, and auto accidents
  • Negotiates settlements with various carriers and lien holders to expeditiously resolve matters.
  • Responsible for maintaining all financial and administrative duties associated with running a firm.
  • Researches and drafts appellate briefs and dispositive motions before various courts.
  • Maintains weekly client communication on status of cases.

Newman, Boyer & Statham
Litigation Law Firm (10 attorneys), Chicago, IL

Feb. 2007- Feb. 2010

  • Responsible for making court appearances, arguing motions, first chairing trials, communicating with clients, opposing counsel and expert witnesses.
  • Draft pleadings and appeals pertaining to commercial litigation, medical malpractice, construction negligence and product liability cases.

Honorable Martin S. Agran
Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division
Law Clerk

April 2004-Nov. 2006

  • Responsible for researching case law and drafting memorandum opinions of contested motions pertaining to the following legal issues: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, class certification, insurance coverage, actions for accounting, injunctive relief, mortgage foreclosures, administrative reviews of child placement, license revocation and alleged wrongful termination of police officers and teachers.
  • Research case law and drafted materials distributed at Judicial Seminars.

Professor John Decker
Professor of Criminal Law, DePaul School of Law, Chicago, IL
Research Assistant

June 2002- Dec. 2003

  • Assisted with research of Professor Decker’s 2002 Supplement, The Investigation and Prosecution of Arson
  • Drafted large portions of “Overbreadth Outside the First Amendment”, published in the New Mexico Law Review, Winter 2004.
  • Drafted an article pertaining to the Commerce Clause and its various applications to arson.

DePaul University
School of Accountancy, Chicago, IL
Assistant to Director

May 2001-April 2004

  • Organized 20 functions per year for alumni and staff. (This position fully funded my law school education)

Honorable William J. Bauer
Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

December 2002-April 2003

  • Researched federal case law and drafted bench memos for Judge Bauer’s review.
  • Attended oral arguments and discussed pending cases with Judge Bauer

Newman, Boyer & Statham
Litigation Law Firm (10 attorneys), Chicago, IL
Paralegal/ Law Clerk

June 1999 – May 2001

  • Drafted and responded to discovery for active cases
  • Obtained clients’ medical records, bills, wage loss verifications and police reports
  • Court appearances when principals had scheduling conflicts

Patricia K. Hogan
Law Office of Patricia K. Hogan, Chicago, IL
Legal Intern

May 1998 – August 1998

  • Drafted petitions, court orders, estate inventories and affidavits.


  • Member of ISBA, CBA, ITLA 
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorney (Personal Injury)
  • Super Lawyer (Rising Star)
  • QAS Elected School Board Council Member
  • QAS JV Cheer Coach
  • May 2004- present
  • 2017 & 2018
  • 2015 & 2016
  • 2012 & 2013
  • 2018 – 2021
  • 2015 – Present

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