Ryan is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has been a lifelong ice hockey player. In his years as an attorney, he has found that family law is his passion and preference because it is the most complex area of law. With family law, an attorney must understand complex business and financial matters as well as the intense and high-stakes issues surrounding child custody, addiction, domestic violence, and more. Ryan Claridge wanted to be a Christian divorce attorney since he was in middle school. He has always been passionate about helping others and using his intellect to solve diverse problems, so a career in the legal field seemed like a natural choice for him.
As a Christian Family Law Attorney Ryan is passionate about helping people during difficult times in their lives. His calm demeanor, excellent communication skills, and experience in family law make him a powerful advocate for his clients. Ryan excels at alleviating his client’s fears and explaining the best course of action so his clients are prepared and empowered to make the best choices for their cases.
Coupling the complexities of a family law case with the many areas of law a good family law attorney must understand has propelled Ryan to become an effective advocate for his clients. His favorite cases generally start with many unresolved and complicated issues. As he untangles the case to find common ground on a single issue, he uses that momentum to push the opposing party to a favorable settlement for his clients. When that isn’t possible, Ryan prepares for court. All too often the opposing attorney or opposing party may mistake his dry, calm communication in settlement negotiations as a sign of weakness. In court, Ryan becomes a character out of A Few Good Men and offers impassioned and persuasive arguments on behalf of clients.