Ryan Kennedy, a litigation attorney in the Houston office of Jim Adler & Associates, knew when he was in seventh grade that he wanted to be a lawyer.
“I knew mainly because of my drive and desire to help others in need, especially when they are in a tough position and are unable to help themselves,” Ryan says. “I’ve always enjoyed standing up and fighting for the little guy or underdog. I take pride in that.”
At Jim Adler & Associates, that involves “fighting for my clients to help them recover from their injury losses. I help them fight the insurance companies who are trying to take advantage of them and bully them during their vulnerable time of need.”
Dallas-born, Ryan moved to Friendswood when he was 3 years old and graduated from high school there. He was first inspired to become an attorney by his uncle, “the only other attorney in my family. Seeing him help others in need really motivated me and solidified my decision to become an attorney.”
Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in legal studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. At UTSA he was chosen to attend the Summer Law School Preparation Academy, where he received a Certification in Legal Reasoning.
He then earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Ryan is a member of the State Bar of Texas and received certification as a Guardian Ad Litem from the State of Texas.
Before joining Jim Adler & Associates, he was employed at a law firm where he worked as a family law associate and was head attorney of the entire Probate and Estate Planning Department.
In that capacity, he helped clients draft their wills or create trusts to distribute their estate assets. “I always enjoy a good challenge, and that work was very enjoyable for me,” he says.
Now he is “very passionate about personal injury litigation” as a litigation attorney for Jim Adler & Associates.
“It is my duty to zealously advocate and litigate for my clients to obtain the best possible outcome for each and every one of them,” he says. “I fight to get them the results they deserve and help them regain their normal lifestyle.”