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Overview

Ryan Shupe takes a client-first approach to the practice of law. Whether it is a question about legal strategy or the impact of a lawsuit on a client’s business or personal life, he strives to ensure that his clients feel comfortable with their legal representation and know that they have someone in their corner at all times. Ryan’s greatest pleasure as a lawyer comes from helping his clients achieve their goals through victories in the courtroom, reasonable settlement, litigation avoidance strategies, and successful business deals.

Ryan has significant experience in a wide range of civil defense litigation and growing experience in business advisory matters.  He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business and commercial matters and medical malpractice litigation.

Ryan has represented small businesses and complex multi-corporation entities in legal actions arising from transactions gone wrong, employment disputes and competitor grievances.  Ryan has also assisted clients with various transactional matters, such as drafting and negotiating independent contractor, financing, and security agreements.  He provides advisory services to clients, as well, on a variety of legal issues affecting their day-to-day operations.  In every case, due consideration is given not only to the particular legal issue that the client is currently facing, but also to the underlying business realities and the impact a particular legal strategy may have on the client’s broader interests. His undergraduate training in business is an invaluable asset in these client discussions.

Ryan also has extensive experience representing physicians and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. Ryan has gained particular experience in the defense of general and orthopedic surgeons in all stages of litigation. In addition, Ryan has represented physicians of numerous other specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, OBGYN, neurology, and urology, to name a few. He also represents physician-group and hospital clients.

Ryan graduated with accolades from Notre Dame Law School and Indiana University’s prestigious Kelley School of Business. He excelled academically in both settings and was highly involved in student organizations, serving as President of the Business Law Forum in law school and President of the International Business Association as an undergraduate. Ryan brings that same studiousness and leadership to the practice of law and to the achievement of positive outcomes for his clients.

Ryan and his wife Raquita live on the north side of Chicago. In their spare time, they volunteer with iMentor – Chicago, a non-profit organization focused on providing knowledge and guidance to high-school and early-college students in low-income areas of Chicago. Through this program, which involves a multi-year commitment, Ryan is working to help his mentee identify and achieve his post-secondary education and career goals.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D. 2012 magna cum laude
  • Indiana University, B.S. 2009 distinction and honors in business

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Related Practices

Professional Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

Community Engagement

  • iMentor – Chicago

Results

John Smith and Ryan Shupe Secure Victory for General Surgery Client

 John Smith  and Ryan Shupe recently secured a victory for their general surgery client in a case alleging medical malpractice. The plaintiff claimed that a surgical procedure and postoperative care caused the patient’s death. John and Ryan undertook discovery efforts for several years of litigation. These efforts included obtaining concessions from treating physicians and experts, ...

July 2019

Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Obtain Dismissal for General Surgeon

Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, John Smith and Ryan Shupe, recently secured a victory for their general surgery client in a case alleging medical malpractice. The plaintiff claimed that a surgical procedure and postoperative care caused the patient’s death. John and Ryan undertook discovery efforts for several years of litigation. These efforts included obtaining concessions from ...

June 2019 | Firm News