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  • Education
    • J.D., Ohio Northern University College of Law
    • B.A., George Mason University
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2002
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2005
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1999
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division, 2012
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2012
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2012
    • Pro hac vice U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2012
    • Pro hac vice Superior Court of California, Orange County, 2012
    • Pro hac vice, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
    • Pro hac vice Court of Illinois, Cook County, 2015
    • Pro hac vice Superior Court of Arizona, County of Maricopa, 2015
    • Pro hac vice Court of Tennessee, Williamson County, 2015
Ryan Warren acts as outside general counsel to construction companies and represents businesses of all types in commercial litigation throughout the country.

Ryan’s construction practice consists of representation of general contractors, design-builders, and owners. He provides construction risk and planning advice, contract negotiation, contract review and drafting, and handles litigation before arbitration panels and in state and federal courts. Ryan has litigated nearly every manner of construction dispute including delay claims, construction defects, lost productivity, liens, trust fund, performance bond, contract disputes – the list goes on.

As a former Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and in private practice, Ryan has litigated all manner of business disputes throughout the United States. He has represented clients ranging from single-person entities to billion-dollar corporations, treating his clients’ problems as though they were problems faced by his own business. Ryan’s commercial litigation practice has involved numerous types of contract disputes, guaranty-enforcement actions, director and officer liability, fiduciary duty, product liability, insurance coverage, and business partner disputes.
  • In a case involving a person seriously wounded in a crane accident, plaintiff’s initial demand was more than the policy limits and more than the client could withstand. After a year of litigation, the case was settled for approximately 10 percent of the original demand, leaving the company enough to defend other litigation stemming from the accident.
  • In a matter involving a hospital that had recruited a surgeon to another state and a physician's practice that took actions to pressure the hospital to rescind its offer, represented the surgeon against both entities when the hospital informed the surgeon it had changed its mind. Both settled days before trial.
  • Represented a client in an insurance dispute involving its nearly finished apartment building, which was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Filed suit against insurers who refused to provide coverage, and against the general contractor who failed to secure the building. Recovered $8 million - more than what was required to rebuild the building.
  • Represented a homeowners association in construction defect litigation against a large builder, the developer and designers. The case settled favorably for the client days before trial.
  • In a construction defect defense of a developer, managed a team of attorneys and as many as 13 contractors throughout a multi-million dollar claim involving approximately a half-million documents and numerous parties. The team filed more than 20 summary judgment motions. The case ultimately settled favorably for the client.
  • Defense of numerous guaranty enforcement suits from coast to coast, helping to cause pennies-on-the-dollar settlements.
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July 8, 2016
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June 22, 2016
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November 23, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
May 8, 2015
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Crane & Rigging/Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference
December 3-4, 2014
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Associated General Contractors of Colorado; Colorado Contractors Association
Questions and answers co-presented by Polsinelli attorney Ryan Warren and FGMC attorney Michael Gates
February 18, 2014
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Article appeared in Business Issues section of publication
July 2012
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Personnel Designations (Sections 1926, 1401,1419, 1421)
Crane Hot Line
October 2010
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What You Don't Know CAN (and Does) Hurt You - Some Legal Issues Facing (Construction) Businesses
Colorado Assocaition of Home Builders Rocky Mountain Builders Conference
Presentation given in Beaver Creek, Colorado
October 2010
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Crane Hot Line
June 2010