James Ryan

James Ryan


Location: Alton, Illinois
Phone: 618-655-9600
Fax: 618-655-9690
Email: [email protected]

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, he has been fighting for the rights of injured people for almost 20 years. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri and the United States District 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 Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., remains personal injury, especially auto accidents and premises liability matters.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Products liability

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • Missouri, 1998


  • University of Minnesota, Minnesota
    • Undergraduate Degree, 1981
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Masters Degree - 1985
  • St. Louis University School of Law, 1998

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers