Ryan W. Goellner

Senior Associate
T 513.651.6840
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Ryan practices in the area of Business Litigation, and has a secondary affiliation with the firm’s Appellate group. His practice focuses on general corporate litigation, shareholder litigation, business torts, and contract actions. He also has experience in helping clients navigate liquor license laws, and has assisted in the administration of assignments for the benefit of creditors, trade secret litigation, and personal injury/wrongful death defense. Ryan has also achieved significant appellate victories for clients in the areas of medical malpractice defense, closely-held corporation law and domestic relations.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked as a Legal Intern at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where he collaborated with prominent scholars at a renowned human rights institute. While attending the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Ryan served as a research assistant to several professors and co-authored an amicus brief to the North Carolina Supreme Court, wrote for and chaired the University of Cincinnati Law Review’s Blog, and served as a Senior Articles Editor on Human Rights Quarterly.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2019
  • Frost Brown Todd Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2016
  • John R. Sayler Prize in Evidence, 2014
  • Henry Otterman Real Property Prize, 2013
  • Lawrence Maxwell Advocacy Prize, 2013
  • Gustavus Henry Wald Prize for Contracts, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Proud Scholars
  • Safe and Supported, Steering Committee, Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

The Burden of Applying Casey’s “Undue Burden” Standard, University of Cincinnati Law Review, June 2014, http://uclawreview.org/2014/06/07/the-burden-of-applying-caseys-undue-burden-standard/. 

The New Batson Challenge: Extending the Protections of Batson v. Kentucky to Gays and Lesbians, University of Cincinnati Law Review, October 2013, http://uclawreview.org/2013/10/24/the-new-batson-challenge-extending-the-protections-of-batson-v-kentucky-to-gays-and-lesbians/

Will Divorce Bring Marriage Equality?, University of Cincinnati Law Review, September 2013, http://uclawreview.org/2013/09/24/will-divorce-equality-bring-marriage-equality/.

Other Contact Info


Terri Siddens
T 513.651.6187