Terry Ryan spent 30 years representing universities, colleges, and health-care institutions. He has extensive litigation experience in many areas including education, civil rights, employment, healthcare, and contractual matters.
Early in Terry’s career, he engaged in civil litigation with a Tacoma, Washington, law firm. He later moved to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office where he gained valuable trial experience. Over the course of his career, Terry has tried hundreds of cases to successful conclusions.
Terry joined the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in 1990. By 1994, he was serving as counsel for the State Hospital. He provided client advice for over 10 years for the hospital and various other health-care organizations.
In 2001, he shifted his focus to education law. He represented numerous community and technical colleges, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Northwest Athletic Conference, and the Public Educator Standards Board.
Regarding his most recent client, Washington State University, Terry advised on topics ranging from employment to intellectual property. His employer recognized him and his many years of excellent service when he received the designation as senior counsel. Terry retired from his senior counsel position and now looks forward to helping Strategic Partnerships clients achieve their goals.