Ryan founded Apex Trial Law (ATL) in 2016. Prior to founding ATL, Ryan practiced at Call, Jensen & Ferrell and Newport Trial Group, where he handled class action and business litigation matters.
Ryan earned his law degree from the University of Arizona. Ryan also holds an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.S. from Thunderbird University.
Ryan is consistently recognized as a top class action litigator. From 2014-2016, the bench and bar identified Ryan as a “Rising Star”, a designation reserved for less than 2.5% of all attorneys.
Ryan and his wife Emily are the proud parents of 5 incredible children. Aside from spending time with his family, Ryan also enjoys playing golf and basketball.
Thomas Kohler joined Apex Trial Law shortly after it was founded. His legal career began when he graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2007 and began trial work as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s office shortly thereafter. Mr. Kohler then continued his trial work at the Pinal County Attorney’s Office where he served as a prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit for several years.
Of Mr. Kohler’s many trials, several have yielded appellate decisions protecting his trial work. State v. Bonfiglio, 228 Ariz. 349, 266 P.3d 375 (App.2011) affirmed by the Arizona Supreme Court in State v. Bonfiglio, 231 Ariz 371, 295 P. 3d 948 (2013). See also unpublished opinions which can be read at 2014 WL 1516307(State v. Olsen) and 2014 WL 1365888 (State v. Aguayo-Ruiz).
In 2016, Mr. Kohler took and passed the California Bar and brought his extensive trial and negotiation experience to Apex Trial Law. Since that time, Mr. Kohler has specialized in cases involving deceptive and dangerous products as well as cases protecting the rights of the blind. He has handled multiple consumer class actions cases in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County.