Ryan E. Alekman is a third-generation trial lawyer, who for years has specialized in personal injury and criminal defense. He grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, where his mother maintained a satellite law office in the home. Ryan attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and spent his junior year studying in Sevilla, Spain, where he met his wife who as studying in the same program. After graduating UMass in 1993, Ryan worked for a year for two personal injury law firms in Boston, where he focused on pre-litigation (mostly PIP) issues. While attending Western New England Law School, he continued assisting his mother in her personal injury cases.
In 1997, Ryan graduated law school and began his own practice immediately, with the assistance of lawyers who mentored him. Being a Spanish-speaking attorney in Springfield, his practice quickly grew. Through his representation of thousands of people injured in car accidents, he has developed a knowledge of PIP issues that has made him a resource for other lawyers across Massachusetts. A longtime member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Ryan was elected (and since re-elected) by his peers to the Board of Governors.