Attorney Elaine K. Ryan holds a Juris Doctorate in Law from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in International Management. She also holds a certificate ofcompletion of studies from the World Institute of Legal Studies, Innsbruck, Austria. Although Elaine has lived throughout the United States, she is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She returned here to develop her law practice.
Elaine formerly worked at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as Corporate Counsel for a "Fortune 500" corporation early in her legal career. She opted to leave thedry corporate world behind and opened her family law practice after years of providing private-practice services for family and friends, which proved to be far more personally satisfying than corporate law.
Elaine is an experienced litigator and mediator and is also an advocate of Collaborative Law, a process of resolving the contested issues of a divorce or custody dispute through problem-solving sessions designed to limit the stress and conflict in the negotiations and to allow parties to end their marriage or resolve custody disputes with privacy and dignity. She is fully experienced, trained and prepared to assist clients in the resolution of these contested issues through collaborative law, mediation or litigation, depending upon which process is most appropriate for the circumstances of the individual client.
Phyllis and Jane together have 30+ years of experience in their positions and, although they cannot by law dispense legal advice, are well versed in handling clients' questions and issues that arise when the attorney is not directly available. They are both married and have two children each. This office provides flex hours to accommodate their needs to attend to their families, as well as to attend to your needs during office hours.