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Testimonials

“You want The Ryan Firm on your team, they are worth more than you would spend otherwise.”

Post Foreclosure UD, Jury awarded Million Dollar Judgement against a savvy and shrewd borrower turned squatter.  After spinning my wheels for TWO years with a high volume low cost UD clinic I hired Tim Ryan and his team to successfully take possession within 11 months and right the many wrongs of my FUBARed case in progress.  Motion to Quash’s/Writ of Mandate’s/Pre-judgement claimant’s/BK’s/Removal to Fed over and over endlessly spanning over 2 years.  This was my reality BEFORE the Ryan Firm.  Once Tim Ryan’s amazing team and dynamic duo Rosty Gore/Andrew Mase took over, it was now BLOCK/PARRY/STRIKE and move forward to trial and possession.  I could have saved at least 2 years and $700k in time value damages according to the jury’s calculations.  Professional, knowledgeable, effective, warriors, winners, results, trusted; These are the words that now sit with me when I interact with Tim Ryan and his team.  I appreciate the referral from REO Agent Phil Boroda, this network of professionals is definitely best in class and at the top of my mind from today on.  Special mention to Rosty Gore, my angel in the court room, I was on the stand for 2 separate days and he executed flawlessly.  Thank you to Andrew Mase for your amazing write-up’s and filings, big fan.  Tim Ryan is a highly effective team player, you want him and his entire firm on your team, they are worth more than you would spend otherwise.

Leonard Hsu

Manager, Tsasu LLC

The Ryan Firm’s legal expertise and litigation skills during deposition and arbitration were unsurpassed and ultimately brought home the win.

Two years ago we were named as a defendants in a dispute involving a difficult real estate transaction. Our realtor advised that we didn’t have a chance of winning our case and that the plaintiffs would stop at nothing to take possession of our home. Despite naysayers we were determined to prove that we were in the right. It was our good fortune to have been referred to attorney Timothy Ryan.   Mr. Ryan was  immediately available and fully vested in our case, so much so that he took a call from us at his wife’s birthday dinner. Mr. Ryan and his associate Mr. Michael Stolzman treated our case as if it were their own home and family in jeopardy.  They demonstrated tenacity and thoroughness during discovery which was very critical in our case.  The Ryan Firm’s legal expertise and litigation skills during deposition and arbitration were unsurpassed and ultimately brought home the win. Mr. Ryan’s availability to us and his consistent attention to detail made us feel as if we were his only client. We didn’t have to be a big corporation or a wealthy client to be treated with respect and importance. Whether we had won or lost we know that no one would  have fought harder for us. I am so grateful that I was referred to The Ryan Firm and would unequivocally recommend them to anyone seeking legal counsel. I believe in my heart that we would not have gotten the positive outcome that was achieved with any other firm. With heartfelt appreciation, nothing I could do will ever repay The Ryan Firm for the services they provided for our family.

Michael and Cindy Coccia

"I could not even think of a better attorney to recommend when it comes to real estate litigation..."

"I've been selling Real Estate in the Greater Los Angeles area for 39 years and REO & Foreclosures for almost 30 years. In all my dealings The Ryan Firm has shown me that no matter the situation Tim Ryan will get the job done. Whether it's a Sheriff's Lock out in the middle of the night, a hostile occupant in court, or a dangerous situation involving SWAT Teams and police, he will get the job done...Besides being on top of every case, he is easy to reach and my clients really like that. I could not even think of a better attorney to recommend when it comes to real estate litigation in California. No matter what a savvy person throws at him, he seems to always have an answer and wins!"

Philip Boroda - Coldwell Banker, Los Angeles   

I honestly sleep better at night knowing The Ryan Firm is on our side."

"The Ryan Firm has represented me personally, as well as my business interests, since 2007. When we have legal issues that require sophistication and strength, Tim is my first and only phone call. No one likes to have their attorney on speed dial, but that’s the reality of doing business in California.

 

As real estate developers, owners, and investors, we know that operating in California is a legal minefield filled with a variety of predatory actors. You need someone on your side who is both smart and savvy enough to help you navigate these waters in the most practical and efficient way possible. Sometimes that means you negotiate and sometimes it means you litigate. Tim and his team know how to do both. They are a boutique shop that can deal with small issues, yet they are skilled enough to handle large scale, complex litigation with the white shoe law firms on the other side of the table, too. I honestly sleep better at night knowing The Ryan Firm is on our side."

Victor Svilik, President, Caladan Investments LLC

"He has excellent instincts, does great work, and his team gets results."

"I have known Tim Ryan for over 20 years. We have worked together on several matters, and I regularly refer cases to his team when I have a conflict or if the case isn’t a good fit for my firm. The reason for that is he is a tenacious and talented lawyer, with seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm for his clients and cases. He has excellent instincts, does great work, and his team gets results. These are all traits you would want in a lawyer to represent you in litigation and trial, and not all lawyers have them. He also has great hair and looks quite sharp all the time."

Dimitri P. Gross, Law Offices of Dimitri P. Gross

"We have used Michael and his team’s expertise on numerous occasions in real estate matters."

"We came across Mr. Stoltzman of The Ryan Firm when we were researching some Real estate fraud in Las Vegas wherein he was counsel for the defrauded party. Later we were involved with the same characters. When we needed an attorney, (even though we have our own) we decided to go with Michael and The Ryan Firm as he had prevailed in his efforts. Since then we have used Michael and his team’s expertise on numerous occasions in real estate matters - we highly recommend Michael Stoltzman and The Ryan Firm."

Gregory Logan Realty & Turner Realty

"Tim’s great reputation has been built on years of diligent work and impeccable integrity."

"I have been practicing law in California for 30 years.  Seldom have I encountered an attorney with greater professional and personal skills than Tim Ryan.  On several occasions, our firm has turned to The Ryan Firm for assistance and expertise in complex litigation matters.  We also never hesitate to refer clients to Tim for assistance with real estate and business litigation matters.  Tim’s great reputation has been built on years of diligent work and impeccable integrity.  I recommend him without hesitation to handle the most challenging of business litigation matters. 

George Straggas, Straggas Law Group APC

"Compassion and complete understanding of our complicated case helped to relieve the stress that being sued creates."

"Katherine Meleski of The Ryan Firm worked closely with my Father, two sisters and myself for almost five years defending us against a lawsuit filed by a longtime real estate investment partner who became disgruntled after a profitable, friendly relationship of over twenty years. This partner hired an aggressive lawyer from a large firm in Beverly Hills. His rapacious behavior frightened us, and we needed an understanding attorney to defend us, as well as sooth our concerns while the process played itself out. We had serious concerns and must have asked Katherine hundreds of questions about the case. She always took her time to address our questions patiently, and always left us feeling well represented. Her compassion and complete understanding of our complicated case helped to relieve the stress that being sued creates. It was truly a pleasure to work with her, and it was also great to get to know her personally. She is a true professional."

Joey Brown, member of a family run group of investment partnerships

"Never under estimate the

commitment of Tim Ryan and his team to WIN!!"

"Received a professional referral to the Ryan Firm. Was impressed with Tim’s ability to analyze and formulate a solution. Believed he would be the BEST choice for my legal defense, but thought he was more attorney than I needed. Felt my innocence was my best defense. Encore simply funded a loan. Chose a local San Diego attorney, first trust deed specialist with 40 years of real estate experience. What could go wrong? Two years latter of absolute incompetence and ridiculous delays… I experienced 2 failed UD attempts, $48K legal fees, potential loss of $260K equity, with additional settlement pending.

 

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

 

The Ryan Firm attacked my problem altering the opinions of 2 judges (Civil & UD). The team changed my losing streak. The recent HUGE victory of separating my cases allowed eviction of a seasoned, sticky, illegal hold over possession. Clearing the path to making me whole.

 

Never under estimate the complications of real estate in California. Never under estimate the commitment of Tim Ryan and his team to WIN!!"

Michael Speaker, Encore American Investments, Inc.

"Their knowledge, thorough preparation, unparalleled analytical skills, virtuoso cross-examining and unsurpassed judgment make them the most formidable lawyers at trial."

"To be incredibly honest, The Ryan Firm had no need to take on my case. I did not have wealth, connections or even a large real estate portfolio. I required legal representation after a family member disputed my claim to a property they deeded to me; a property that I had paid and cared for in their absence. At the time, I was a vulnerable, scared twenty something that had no knowledge or involvement in the practice of law. I could have easily been taken advantage of had I not had the great fortune of being referred to Tim Ryan. Tim Ryan was incredibly attentive and empathetic in listening to my case. Tim Ryan and Andrew Mase have since represented me. When it comes to representing their clients they are both determined, driven, passionate and skillful. Their expertise and knowledge of the law is insurmountable. Their knowledge, thorough preparation, unparalleled analytical skills, virtuoso cross-examining and unsurpassed judgment make them the most formidable lawyers at trial. The amount of work before and after trial should also be noted. In my opinion, there is no comparison when it comes to their writing abilities and communication skills. Not to mention that they are highly responsive in getting back to their clients. Tim and Andrew are men of great character. When your time, livelihood and everything you've worked so hard for is on the line; trust in men of great character. I truly believe they are the only lawyers that care about their clients."

Andrea Hogan, RN

"I highly recommend The Ryan Firm if there is a difficult borrower represented by an even more difficult opposing counsel."

The Ryan Firm has been instrumental in succeeding in multiple aspects of our toughest case to date. This case included state/federal litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, deficiency judgment, and collections- all of which they excelled in. I highly recommend The Ryan Firm if there is a difficult borrower represented by an even more difficult opposing counsel.

20 Capital

"The Ryan Firm wildly outperformed our expectations."

Tim and his team came highly recommended from a colleague in the mortgage servicing industry.  The Ryan Firm wildly outperformed our expectations on the first matter we sent to them and we’ve continued to be impressed by their performance on subsequent matters.  We are excited to use them every opportunity we get!

LD, General Counsel for a national mortgage servicer

"We had high expectations for Tim Ryan and Michael Stoltzman, and they beat them handily."

We had high expectations for Tim Ryan and Michael Stoltzman, and they beat them handily.  Their work was great and they also understand how to watch the bottom line.  We will be working together on other matters as well.

O.M. Principal of Southern California based landlord and developer

"They excel at focusing on what matters most and delivering results."

After experiencing large law firms on multiple occasions, my experience was consistently the same, higher fees with mediocre results.  After working with Tim and his team now for years, I have come to realize the biggest difference has been the fact that they take a genuine and personal interest in every part of my business. 

 

They excel at focusing on what matters most and delivering results.  They treat everything they do as if it is the most important matter they have, and pour all they have into it...I feel fortunate to have found the Ryan Firm and to have them as part of my team.”

J.H. Private Equity and Principal of Orange County Developer

"Tim was clear about his strategy from the onset and I could not be any happier with the results."

I am a small individual investor who suddenly found myself, along with a group of other investors, involved in litigation with a real estate investment that went awry.  Tim was able to corral enough of our group to, not only defend ourselves in the case, but to countersue one of the parties – with Andrew and Katherine of the Ryan Firm devising and drafting devastating counter-claims.  Tim was clear about his strategy from the onset and I could not be any happier with the results.  We retrieved the principle amount of our investment – plus our attorney’s fees! -  while those who did not join our group are still involved in litigation that will likely drag on for quite a while.  He was able to get consensus from our group when there were slight differences in expectations or ideas.  This alone was no small feat.  Honestly, thank you for everything!  Great work!

Mike Bryson

"We had high expectations for Tim Ryan and Michael Stoltzman, and they beat them handily."

We had high expectations for Tim Ryan and Michael Stoltzman, and they beat them handily.  Their work was great and they also understand how to watch the bottom line.  We will be working together on other matters as well.

O.M. Principal of Southern California based landlord and developer

"Hiring Tim and his firm was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my over 40 years practicing law."

"As a real estate lawyer and general manager of a major real estate development firm, I hired Tim and his firm to represent us defending an aggressive well represented “wrongful foreclosure” litigant.  We had seen Tim and Andrew Mase in Courtroom action against the same litigant in another matter.

 

Hiring Tim and his firm was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my over 40 years practicing law.  Tim is a beast – the absolute best trial lawyer and litigator I have ever seen.  He is passionate, brilliant, extremely hard working, articulate, measured, aggressive, fearless, terrific on his feet, honest, truthful, hard hitting, highly respected by jurists and opposing counsel and extremely effective.

 

Whatever it takes, I can guarantee Tim and his team will get the job done for you.  You’ll love him and his firm."

Richard Morris, President Crowne Pointe Estates 

“Wow, you’ve got one honest lawyer!”

We were defendants in a court case about a mortgage note that had dragged on for three years – with us getting no traction. Even the mediation judge said the case had him so confused he urged me to just accept a loss and move on. Then we got Tim Ryan on board. He dug into the case and quickly recognized how to proceed. With his deep knowledge of the law and his refusal to let me be bullied - he speedily settled the case in my favor – receiving every penny of principal and interest that I was owed – plus, somehow, he got me an additional $200,000! Plus his fee was so reasonable that when I went to file my taxes my CPA said, “Wow, you’ve got one honest lawyer!  Thanks Tim!”

R. Nolan

Before engaging with you, we consulted with several attorneys, but it was clear from the outset that you were the ideal choice to represent us.

We are truly grateful for your expertise, professionalism, and guidance during our unexpected lawsuit. Before engaging with you, we consulted with several attorneys, but it was clear from the outset that you were the ideal choice to represent us. What set you apart was your keen insight into the nuances of our case and your ability to determine the best strategy for our defense. Your thoughtfulness in sparing us from unnecessary details, which could have added to our stress, did not go unnoticed. Your exceptional representation and unwavering dedication in advocating for us were deeply appreciated. We would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone in search of a skilled, articulate, and competent attorney. 

The Thomas Family 

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