Areas of Practice
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. and D.C.L., 2011; Online Editor, Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 71; Member, Chancellor's Advisory Board; Executive Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. in Finance, 2007; summa cum laude; Mortar Board Senior Honor Society; Order of Omega Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Student Government Association
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2011
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 2011
  • E.D. La., 2011
  • M.D. La., 2011
  • W.D. La., 2011
Graham Ryan
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8370 tel
504.589.8370 fax

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Graham Ryan is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Group. He joined the firm in 2011 after receiving both a juris doctor degree and a Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Mr. Ryan served as Online Editor for the Louisiana Law Review, where he oversaw the launch of the Louisiana Law Review's first online journal. Mr. Ryan also served on the Chancellor's Advisory Board and the Student Bar Association Executive Board. Prior to law school, Mr. Ryan received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University.

Before joining Jones Walker, Mr. Ryan served as a judicial extern for a Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He also studied law at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France, where he received an award for his studies on constitutional law and the European Union. 

Mr. Ryan handles a diverse range of business disputes and complex commercial litigation before federal and state courts, and in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Ryan is active in the Louisiana legal community and, as a New Orleans native, remains involved in local non-profit and civic organizations.




  • "30 Practice Tips in 30 Minutes", December 14, 2016, New Orleans Bar Association Presentation
  • “What is the Best Business Entity?”, June 7, 2016, Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • "Disaster Planning: Civil Legal Aid Preparedness 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina", October 9, 2015, Louisiana Justice Community Conference
  • Hackcess to Justice Legal Technology Hackathon, March 22, 2015, American Bar Journal and Louisiana State Bar Association (Organizer)
  • "Legal Ethics: 30 Tips for the Oil and Gas Lawyer", September 16, 2014, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) Seminar & CLE
  • "Practical Legal Technology for the Young Lawyer", August 8, 2014, American Bar Association Annual Meeting



  • American Bar Association 
    • Representative for the State of Louisiana – ABA/Young Lawyers Division (2015—present)
    • National Vice Chair – ABA/YLD Access to Legal Services Committee (2015—present)
    • National Conferences Team – ABA/Young Lawyers Division (2016—2017)
    • Louisiana Delegate to the American Bar Association YLD Assembly (2014 ABA Annual Meeting – Boston, Massachusetts; 2015 ABA Annual Meeting – Chicago, Illinois)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Council Member, Young Lawyers Division (2015—present)
    • Disaster Leadership Team (2015—present)
    • American Bar Association YLD Representative (2015—present)
    • Access to Justice Committee; Disaster Planning Committee (2015—present)
    • Technology for Access to Justice Committee (2015—present)
    • Summer School Co-Chair, CLE Committee (2015 – present)
    • Leadership LSBA Class (2014—2015)
    • Leadership Summit, LSBA and Louisiana Judicial College (2016)
  • Louisiana State Law Institute 
    • Councilmember, Representative of the Young Lawyers Section (2017—present)
  • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation (2017)
  • Fellow, Loyola Institute of Politics (2017)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Louisiana Delegate to U.S. Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2016 (Houston, Texas)
  • New Orleans Bar Association 
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
    • Board Member (2016—present)
  • Jefferson Parish Bar Association
    • Board Member, Young Lawyers Division (2015—present)
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • New Orleans Young Leadership Council 
    • Leadership Development Series (2013)
  • HandsOn New Orleans
    • Chairman of Board (2014—2015); Vice Chair (2013—2014); General Counsel and Secretary (2012—2013)
  • Committee for a Better New Orleans
    • Graduate, Committee for a Better New Orleans Bryan Bell Leadership Forum (2016)
  • Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Volunteer Attorney (2012—present)