Ryan Hall

Ryan represents clients in Louisiana and Mississippi state and federal litigation involving insurance defense, bad faith, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation.

About

Ryan is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Mississippi.  He has represented national insurers, private companies, and municipalities for over ten years in state and federal litigation, including insurance defense, commercial liability, public entity litigation, subrogation, and general civil litigation.

 

Ryan began his legal career as Deputy City Attorney, Litigation Division for the City of Jackson, Mississippi.  During this time, he represented the Mayor of Jackson, Jackson City Council, Jackson Police Department, and Jackson Fire Department in state and federal litigation.  He regularly provided training to new recruits and veteran police officers on various topics, include use of force and police pursuits.

 

Since entering private practice, Ryan has focused primarily on insurance defense, commercial litigation, bad faith, premises liability, and subrogation. 

 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

 

Notable Representations

  • Defense of the City of Jackson, Mississippi, including the Mayor of Jackson, City Council, Jackson Police Department, and Jackson Fire Department.

  • Favorable ruling awarding $180,000 to insurance company for unjust enrichment by defaulting mortgagee.

  • Successful recovery for multiple insurance companies for workers’ compensation benefits paid to employees due to injuries caused by third parties.

  • Successful defense of various insurance companies and private companies from dispositive motion phase through trial.

  • Defense of client in employment matter resulting in voluntary withdrawal of employee’s claims.

 

Education

  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2007

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2009

    • Mississippi College School of Law Externship Program

    • Accelerated course of study resulting in completion prior to anticipated graduation date

    • Phi Delta Phi

 

Experience

  • Deputy City Attorney (Litigation Division), Office of the City Attorney, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Markow Walker, P.A.

  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC

  • Degan, Blanchard & Nash, APLC

 

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Ryan routinely presents continuing education programs to claim professionals and insurers throughout the United States.

  • “The First Amendment and Governmental Entities,” Mississippi Lawyer (Fall 2011)

  • Ryan has provided training to over 400 newly recruited and veteran police officers on various issues, including use of deadly force and police pursuits.

 

Admissions

  • Louisiana

  • Mississippi

 

Awards/Honors

  • Selected to serve on company’s first Diversity and Inclusion Committee to identify issues to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

  • Selected to provide recommendations regarding testing procedures for the Mississippi Bar Examination, which led to changes in the Bar Examination’s duration and method of administration.

  • Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition

  • Judge, Mississippi College School of Law Moot Court

 

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

  • Mississippi Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

  • Wills for Heroes

  • Human Rights Campaign

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