Bachelors of Science – Criminology
Minor – Sociology
Missouri State University
Magna Cum Laude
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Publications and Acknowledgements
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: The Protector of Anti-Competitive Business Models, 80 UMKC L. Rev. 545 (2012).
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Bankruptcy
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Missouri Association for Trial Attorneys
- Missouri Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Kansas Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- United States District Courts of Missouri
- Eastern District
- Western District
- United States District Court of Kansas
Ryan Shernaman, Attorney at Law
Point of View
Ryan offers strategic, unique solutions to clients’ complex issues. His unrelenting pursuit of clients’ interests and outside the box thinking enables him to secure optimal results. Due to Ryan’s affinity for legal research, he stays abreast of evolving case law and is constantly expanding his breadth of knowledge. His passion for the law and dedication to helping his clients is evidenced by his strong referral base. Ryan possesses the innate ability to see the big picture and identify solutions for clients before they are even aware of the problem. While solving the problems of today, he also recommends long-term solutions that will satisfy clients in the future.
His background in the business world gives him an edge over other lawyers. His real-world experience in management and operations gives him a distinctive perspective and insight into his clients’ businesses and enables him to offer a blend of legal experience and business strategy to complement corporate management.
Ryan grew up in Columbia, Missouri, where he started riding dirt bikes at the age of three. When he turned 14, he began racing motocross and fell in love with the sport. As an amateur, he won nine Missouri State Championships. After graduating high school, he moved to Dallas, Texas for a year before settling in Springfield, Missouri. While in Springfield, he worked his way through college by starting as a Shipping/Receiving Manager, the Operations Manager, and finally Chief Operating Officer for one of the United States’ top 50 Honda dealerships. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and a minor in Sociology.
After college, Ryan relocated to Kansas City where he enrolled in UMKC’s School of Law to pursue his passion. Post law school, Ryan worked at a boutique bankruptcy law firm for several years before ultimately deciding to open up his own firm in order to be able to combine his business background with his desire to provide the best legal representation for his clients.
Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart, an accountant, who is currently pursuing her MBA degree and CPA licensure. They have two daughters in elementary school who enjoy gymnastics, swimming, and soccer. In the spring and fall, Ryan can be found coaching his daughter’s soccer team in the evenings.
When time allows, Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife and daughters. He particularly likes traveling abroad and has been to several countries including Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.
Ryan gives back to his community through donations to several organizations, including the United Way and the Salvation Army. He is also an active contributor to and advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association.