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Ryan J. McDaniels

Ryan J. McDaniels

Jefferson City, Missouri

Ryan McDaniels is a trial attorney, whose practice focuses on employment law, personal injury, and general litigation matters.  Throughout his career, Ryan has successfully handled cases before administrative panels, state circuit courts, federal district courts and Missouri appellate courts.  Ryan has experience in every step of the litigation process. 

Ryan grew up in St. Peters, Missouri, about a half an hour outside of St. Louis.  After graduating from Fort Zumwalt South High School in 2003, he attended Truman State University.  At Truman he received a Baccalaureate of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Justice Systems.  Ryan was selected as Truman’s “Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science” for 2007.  After graduation Ryan entered law school at the University of Missouri—Columbia.  He graduated from law school in May of 2010.

Ryan began his legal career working in general civil litigation at a mid-size Jefferson City law firm.  While there, Ryan was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the publication Super Lawyers for the years 2014 and 2015.  In 2015, Ryan represented the plaintiff in a disability discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.  At trial, the jury returned a verdict in the plaintiff’s favor in the amount of $1.525 Million.  The extraordinary verdict was more than 50 times greater than the defendant’s best offer prior to trial. In January of 2016, Ryan began working for Newman, Comley and Ruth, P.C. where he continues to fight to obtain great results for his clients.

Ryan resides in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife, Molly, and three children, Natalie, Matthew and Andrew.  Ryan and Molly are members of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri and regularly attend social and charity events throughout the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2011


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Co-Author of Chapter 8 “Releases” in the Missouri Bar Deskbook, Litigation Settlements (2014).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Cole County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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