Ryan A. McDonald

Attorney | Indianapolis

Phone: (317) 429-3671
| Fax: (317) 633-4878

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About Ryan

Ryan McDonald is a career litigator with experience in several state and federal courts. He litigates criminal cases, civil rights violations, medical malpractice cases and complex business lawsuits from inception through trial, finding success in motion practice and in court. Ryan brought his aggressive approach with him from criminal defense, which serves his civil clients well.

After marrying into a family of health care professionals, Ryan joined the family business to put his litigation skills to work on behalf of health care systems and providers.

EDUCATION

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. - 2008

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. - 2011

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Missouri - 2011
  • Oklahoma - 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma - 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma - 2014
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

honors

  • Graduate of the Essentials of Defense Investigation
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2018-Present

Significant Cases

  • Taylor v. City of Claremore – 10 of 13 counts dismissed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma. Mr. McDonald obtained Summary dismissal civil rights, torts and retaliation claims filed by a local activist against a Tulsa suburb alleging she was retaliated against for acting as a whistleblower.
  • Wathen v. Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. – dismissed by the District Court, Rogers County, Oklahoma. Mr. McDonald represented the corporate defendant sued in negligence when a firefighter combatting a blaze was allegedly injured by the explosion of a product it had sold.
  • Federal Insurance Company v. OMNI Mechanical Services – dismissed by the District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Mr. McDonald represented the services provider sued years after a fuse it installed allegedly caused a fire.
  • Rogers v. City of Miami – dismissed by the District Court, Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Mr. McDonald represented the municipality sued for malicious prosecution when a small claims judge dismissed its collections suit against a defaulted resident.
  • Brown v. Bartlesville – dismissed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma. Mr. McDonald represented a municipality sued in federal court when a woman was accidentally injured by a police officer during the apprehension of her attacker.