Ryan A. Starnes

Ryan aggressively represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, and has significant experience in construction law, commercial litigation, and intellectual property disputes. He enjoys providing effective counsel to clients and takes pride in being quick to respond to client inquiries. His litigation and courtroom experience have helped him develop a unique skill set in counseling clients in construction contracts, trademark filings, entity formations, employment agreements, and other transactional matters. His primary objective in any matter is to efficiently solve his client’s problems.



Top Attorney under 40, D Magazine 2018

Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (2015 – 2018)

Dallas Bar Association, Civil Trial Academy, 2013

American Bar Association Excellent in Intellectual Property Law

Eagle Scout


Publications and Presentations

A Primer on Trademarks (2018)

Contracts, Risk Management and the Bottom Line (2014, 2017)

Top 10 Contractual Provisions for Design Professionals (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Handling Ethical Issues in Civil Engineering Practice (2016)

Improve Responsiveness to Impress Clients (ABA Litigation Section, published 2015)

Greenwashing Risk Management for Design Professionals (2014)

Legal Considerations in Digital Practice and the AIA Documents (2014)

Teaming Arrangements for Professional Engineers (2014)

Enforcement and Defense of Gas Well Ordinances (2013)

Copyrights and Architectural Works (2013)

The Impact of BIM on the Design Profession (2013)

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