Ryan joined the predecessor of Lippitt O’Keefe in 2008 and has been with Lippitt O’Keefe since its founding. His practice focuses on both civil litigation and commercial litigation. Ryan also directs his time and talents to areas of real estate, estate planning, and corporate formation. Since joining the firm, Ryan has been involved in a variety of complex matters, including, the defense of a multimillion dollar antitrust class action suit; representing the selling company in a multimillion dollar post stock purchase agreement closing dispute; and defending an automotive company in multimillion dollar litigation involving suppliers. In addition, Ryan’s practice includes drafting estate plans for diverse clientele, family law matters, representing plaintiffs and defendants in class actions cases and counseling clients in a variety of other civil and commercial litigation matters.
To stay current on the various aspects of his practice, Ryan is dedicated to attending a wide range of continuing education courses through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. Within the past year Ryan has attended the American Bar Association Annual Conference, the ABA’s Class Action Institute, the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyer’s Summit and ICLE’s Oral Advocacy for Litigators. Not only does Ryan attend continuing education classes, but he is active on ICLE’s New Lawyers Advisory Board and acts as a Liaison to the ICLE Litigation Board, which allows Ryan to be at the forefront of emerging issues and giving input on what continuing legal education is necessary. Ryan has also recently been appointed to the Executive Council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyers Section, working with other members to provide education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He then established Plecha Legal, a general practice firm engaged in cases concerning civil litigation, family law, estate planning, and corporate formations. During this time, Ryan also served as a research and writing clerk for the Michigan Law Revision Commission.
While earning his law degree, Ryan received several prestigious honors, including the Sol Siegal Award and the Shane Joseph Memorial Scholarship. In addition to his legal studies, Ryan also served as a judicial intern for Justice Robert P. Young, Michigan Supreme Court, acted as a managing associate editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, and was elected as a senator of the Student Bar Association.
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Ryan C. Plecha
Lippitt O'Keefe, PLLC
370 E. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009