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Ryan Stefani

Ryan Stefani is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.  Ryan assists clients in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, labor and employment, medical malpractice, and personal injury. He has assisted clients with claims for breach of warranty and breach of contract governed by both the UCC and the common law, as well as fraud claims.  Ryan also helps clients protect their intellectual property through patent and trademark litigation, and has worked on a number of patent lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas. 

Ryan has assisted employers on matters involving alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, gender, age, disability, and FMLA leave, and has also advised employers and institutions of higher learning on matters involving labor disputes, disability accommodations, and covenants not to compete.  Ryan has assisted with the defense of physicians and hospitals against claims of medical malpractice, and represents clients in defense against suits involving car accidents, slip and falls, defamation, and other personal injury theories. 

Recognition

ABA Advocacy Competition
Captain, 2013-2014
Participant, 2012-2013

Student-Attorney, Drake Criminal Defense Clinic, 2013-2014

Junior Staff Member, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, 2012-2013

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association

Member, United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative

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Education

University of Northern Iowa (B.F.A., 2011)

Drake University (J.D., with high honors, 2014)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2014

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Speeches and Publications

Drafting and Enforcing Non-Compete Clauses in Iowa: A Thirty-Year Review, 64 Drake L. Rev. 325 (2016) (Co-Author).

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