EDUCATIONMr. Eckert earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2016, where he was a staff writer for the DePaul Journal of Healthcare Law and on the Dean's List. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and HIstory.
ADMISSIONSRyan was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2016. Ryan was also admitted to the Northern District of Illinois in 2017.
Congratulations to Ryan Eckert on his Two Year AnniversaryApril 2, 2021
Lipe Lyons is proud to congratulate Ryan Eckert on his two year anniversary with the Firm. Mr. Eckert, who focuses his practice on catastrophic injury cases, insurance defense, and products liability, was recently named an Illinois Rising Star for 2021. Mr. Eckert has had great success in his time at the firm, including:
-Successfully arguing for summary judgement for a general contractor when a subcontractor’s employee was injured on a construction site;
-Successfully arguing for dismissal of an architectural firm after a construction employee was injured onsite;
-Successfully argued for summary judgement in a premises liability case involving an injury to a minor;
-Multiple not-guilty decisions for clients after arbitration hearings in various disputes;
-Numerous settlements of multi-million dollar cases at mediation, including settlement of a workplace injury in which the initial demand was over $15 million.
2021 Illinois Supers Lawyers ListFebruary 4, 2021
The firm is pleased to announce that name partners Jeffrey H. Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Jr. and Edward J. Murphy and partner James H. Whalen have been named to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. These lawyers have been recognized per below:Jeffrey H. Lipe (civil litigation, construction litigation)
Raymond Lyons, Jr. (personal injury - products, general litigation, construction litigation)
Edward J. Murphy (personal injury - products, insurance coverage, class action/mass torts)
James H. Whalen (business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury – products)
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. All candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Researchers then evaluate candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary practice areas and final selections are made by special review panels composed of leading lawyers in each state.
In addition, partner Jordan Tank, and associates Alejandra Barcenas, Sarah Bourdet, John Dark, Ryan Eckert and Elaina Valtierra have been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which is also published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to the Rising Stars list. These attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in the following fields:
Jordan M. Tank (business litigation, personal Injury - general, professional liability, appellate, construction litigation)
Alejandra Barcenas (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - general, business litigation)
Sarah Bourdet (construction litigation)
John Dark (civil litigation)
Ryan Eckert (civil litigation)
Elaina Valtierra (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - medical malpractice, personal injury - products, professional liability)