Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP Partner Michael T. Ryan Earns ABOTA Membership

December 4, 2023


Michael (“Mike”) Ryan, a partner at Ryan Ryan Deluca, LLP was recently accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the National Board Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states.

Mike is an active trial attorney successfully defending clients in a wide range of civil cases, including professional liability, legal malpractice, construction claims, civil rights, wrongful death, governmental liability, products liability, and railroad liability. Mike has defended a number of class action lawsuits, has tried over twenty cases to verdict in state and federal court and has participated in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mock jury trials, mediation and arbitration. He has also handled numerous appeals to the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Mike has also been active in other organizations serving as an officer and director of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association for many years serving as its President for the 2007-2008 term. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to the Public Service and Trust Commission, which developed the Connecticut Judicial Branch's first long term Strategic Plan. He served on the Committee on Delivery of Services for the Commission. Mike is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of DRI and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. He has frequently lectured at seminars on topics pertaining to civil practice and procedure.

To learn more about the American Board of Trial Advocates please visit www.abota.org.