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James G Ryan, Mediator, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

James G Ryan

Ryan Law Firm
Suite 805
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tel: (612) 338-3872
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Recognized to Minnesota Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Wisconsin

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2001
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)586
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jim Ryan has served as mediator in 589 civil cases to date, 495 of which settled at the mediation with a signed settlement agreement.  He has litigated and served as mediator in a wide variety of civil cases, including:

Claims arising under state and federal statutes, including discrimination (all kinds), retaliation, whistle-blower, 42 USC 1983, Title VII, MHRA, FMLA, ERISA, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, MPWA, RICO, Consumer Fraud Act, minority-shareholder litigation under Minnesota law, bankruptcy retaliation, excessive use of force, unlawful arrest, and many others,


Claims arising under common law, including breach of contract, commercial construction, partnership disputes, non-competition/confidentiality agreements, trade-secret and unfair-competition disputes, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, promissory estoppel, defamation, assault and battery, tortious interference with contract/prospective advantage, sexual assault, negligent hiring/supervision/retention, product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury claims of many kinds.

In addition to his mediation work, he has an active appellate practice, and has served as a special master at court request to resolve discovery disputes. He is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. See

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1974)
  • University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1978)
  • Graduate Studies (not completed) in the University of Minnesota Philosophy Ph.D. Program (1979-1983)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (former member)
  • Board Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist (MSBA)
  • Member of Employment Law Subcommittee for the Civil Jury Instruction Guides (5th ed. 2006)
  • Member of the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee for the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (1996 - 2001, 2007)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Labor and Employment Governing Council (2000-01)

Rates Information

$495 per hour for prep time; $575 per hour for mediaion time

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