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Peter W. Ryan, Partner

Peter is a litigator at heart. When you need someone to stand up for you in the courtroom and fight for your rights, Peter should be your first call. Whether you are facing a civil lawsuit or need to defend on business disputes, Peter will provide a meticulous review of the law, a deep understanding of courtroom procedure, and a willingness to take your case to a jury.

Peter has been serving the legal needs of the people of the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin since 1973. In those 40+ years, Peter has developed a reputation for excellence not only in the courtroom, but also in the boardroom. His legal skills extend beyond litigation, as he helps individuals, families, and businesses plan for the future.

Peter has drafted wills and trusts since he began practicing. With a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of both Michigan and Wisconsin estate law, Peter and the Ryan & Lynch Law Offices team craft individualized solutions to each client’s unique challenges.

Peter also has the expertise you need to resolve your divorce and business disputes. With an understanding of the emotional, life-changing nature of these family situations, Peter fights to find you a workable solution.

  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.A. Oakland University
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
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Karen Ward, Legal Secretary


Cathleen A. Hartenstein


Paralegal | Manager

Rachel A. Carter


Legal Assistant

Karen M. Ward


Legal Assistant

Brian E. Christensen


Legal Assistant

Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Planning
  • Municipal Law
  • School Law

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