In 2013, Ryan became a life member in good standing of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MDAF) and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MMADF). Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4,000 members throughout the country. However, fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of this prestigious and highly sought after recognition.