Ryan is a partner and trial attorney at MacGillis Wiemer, LLC. He focuses his practice on Family Law, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation cases. Ryan has represented numerous individuals in family law cases, including paternity, divorce, child support, property division, and post-judgment actions, throughout south, east and central Wisconsin.
Ryan also works as a Guardian ad Litem in the Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties to represent the best interests of minor children. Ryan’s work as a Guardian ad Litem provides him with a unique perspective in handling family law cases.
Beyond his work at MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, Ryan is also a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has been in the Army since 2003 and has achieved the rank of Major.
For his achievements on behalf of his clients, Super Lawyers has continually named Ryan a Rising Star every year since 2013. During his free time, he volunteers with several organizations, including the Dry Hootch Volunteer Family Law Clinic. At Dry Hootch, Ryan provides general legal advice to veterans and their families. His skill and passion for what he does allowed him the opportunity to help navigate numerous service members and their families through complex issues surrounding military divorces, including military pension and child custody issues.
Ryan is a graduate of the Marquette University Law School and previously received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While in law school, Ryan was a judicial intern with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
As a life-long resident of Wisconsin, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and hiking with his wife, Leah, daughters, Annabelle and Naomi, and son, Jack. Ryan and his family also enjoy traveling and he has visited several countries in Africa, South and Central America, and Asia. While in Africa, he taught English and Math to 4th-grade students in a rural village.