Ryan C. Shellady

Ryan C. Shellady

Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross and Baskerville, P.L.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Iowa
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Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, family law and divorce, administrative law, construction law, OSHA compliance, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a Student Representative for the Iowa Student Bar Association. He received the Donald P. Lay Faculty Recognition Award for distinctive contributions to the College of Law community, and the William S. Anderson Scholarship for being named the Best Advocate of the 2017–2018 Van-Oosterhout Baskerville Moot Court Competition. Ryan was also an Executive of the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government. In 2018, Ryan worked as a law clerk for the BrownWinick law firm.

Prior to joining BrownWinick, Ryan earned the Bergstrom Fellowship with the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School during the summer of 2017. Following the Fellowship, he volunteered as a Law Clerk with the Family Defense Center in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was also a Volunteer Workshop Leader for the Kids First Law Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His student Note, Martinis, Manhattans, and Maltreatment Investigations; When Safety Plans Are a False Choice and What Procedural Protections Parents Are Due was published in Volume 104 of the Iowa Law Review.

Ryan was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2019.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Juvenile Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
ID Number: AT0014106
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  • English
Professional Experience
Member of National Working Group
United Family Advocates
- Current
This group is a national working group with experts and leaders in the area of child welfare law.
University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic
Had the distinct honor of being selected to participate in the Bergstrom Child Welfare Fellowship.
Law Clerk
Family Defense Center
University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. (2019) | Law
Honors: Graduated with Distinction. Recipient of the Donald P. Lay Faculty Recognition Award Recipient of the William S. Anderson Scholarship for Best Advocacy at the Van Oosterhout Competition.
Activities: Published Author, Iowa Law Review: Martinis, Manhattans, and Maltreatment Investigations: When Safety Plans Are a False Choice and What Procedural Protections Parents Are Due. University of Iowa National Moot Court Team Member Iowa Student Bar Association Representative (1L/2L) Graduate and Professional Student Government Representative (2L) Graduated and Professional Student Government Executive (3L)
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University of Iowa
B.A. (2016) | Ethics & Public Policy
Honors: Graduated with High Distinction and Honors in Ethics & Public Policy. Received Minors in both Political Science and Sociology
Activities: Captain Iowa Mock Trial Team
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Donald P. Lay Award
University of Iowa College of Law
Faculty Recognition for distinct academic, extra-curricular, and student body communities at the University of Iowa College of law.
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
University of Iowa College of Law
I received the top grades for all of the following courses: Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research II Child Abuse & Maltreatment Seminar Labor Law Media Law
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar
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Speaking Engagements
Legal Landscape of Stand Your Ground Laws, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa
Websites & Blogs
Ryan Shellady
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Failing to Follow OSHA Procedures Can Be Costly
Contact & Map
666 Grand Ave., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: (515) 242-2435
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