Ryan Meyer practices primarily in the area of Civil Litigation. He has experience assisting both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of areas, including Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Insurance Law, and Construction Law, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Meyer is listed as a Rising Star in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers publication.
Mr. Meyer was born in El Dorado, Kansas. He attended Wichita State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He was a member of the president’s honor roll throughout college. Mr. Meyer received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law in May 2010.
While at Washburn, Mr. Meyer served as the Managing Editor of the Washburn Law Journal and authored a comment entitled, “The United States Supreme Court Eliminates the ‘Class-of-One’ Equal Protection Claim in Public Employment” [Engquist v. Or. Dep’t of Agric., 128 S. Ct. 2146 (2008)], 48 Washburn. L. J. 529 (2008). Upon graduation, Mr. Meyer served a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable J. Thomas Marten, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
Mr. Meyer joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 2012 and became a member of the firm in January of 2018. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Bench-Bar Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He currently serves as the co-editor of the KADC’s Kansas Defense Journal.
Mr. Meyer has frequently served as a speaker for legal education seminars and trade groups. His presentations include “Employment Discrimination 101—Defending A Charge of Discrimination in the EEOC or KHRC,” for the Wichita Bar Association; “Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney,” “Coverage for Construction Defects under CGL Policies,” and “Ethics for Construction Attorneys,” all for National Business Institute; and “Employee or Independent Contractor,” for National Association of Women in Construction.
Mr. Meyer is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and their dog.
Among the notable cases in which Mr. Meyer has been involved in are:
- United School District 259 v. Alloy Architecture, P.A., et al., No. 2017-CV-2034 (Sedgwick Cty. Dist. Ct. 2019) [favorable settlement of breach of contract, negligence, and breach of warranty claims]
- Crites v. City of Haysville, Kansas, No. 16-1397, 2018 WL 2715249 (D. Kan. June 6, 2018) [partial summary judgment on plaintiff’s Family Medical Leave Act and Americans With Disabilities Act claims]
- Bruce v. Unified School District 259, No. 16-CV-1121, 2018 WL 2463305 (D. Kan. June 1, 2018) [granting summary judgment to client on plaintiff’s claims of race, sex, and disability discrimination and retaliation]
- Whitmer v. Skyline Corporation, et al., Case No. 2017-CV-177 (Butler Cty. Dist. Ct. 2018) [bench trial involving breach of contract and negligence claims in which clients were awarded the full amount of damages they were seeking]
- Wilson v. Unified School District 259, Case No. 2016 CV 417 (Sedgwick Cty. Dist. Ct. 2017) [jury verdict finding that plaintiff had not proved her claims for future medical expenses or past and future wage loss and loss of consortium]
- Eck v. Collins, Case No. 15 CV 0097 (Sedgwick Cty. Dist. Ct. 2016) [granting summary judgment in favor of client on plaintiff’s nuisance claim based on the flow of surface water]
- Feldt v. Kan-Du Construction Corp., No. 12-1064 (D. Kan. 2015) [jury trial involving claims of negligence, breach of contract]
- Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, L.L.C. v. Girardi & Keese, 96 F. Supp.3d 1208 (D. Kan. 2015) [personal jurisdiction]
- Means v. Dietrich, No. 14-4056, 2015 WL 1057833 (D. Kan. Mar. 9, 2015) [personal jurisdiction and venue]
- BG Products, Inc. v. Stinger Chemical, LLC, No. 15-1209, 2015 WL 5029635 (D. Kan. Aug 25, 2015) [personal jurisdiction]
- ICM, Inc. v. J.V. Northwest, Inc., Case No. 57 198 018 13 (American Arbitration Assoc. 2013) [favorable settlement of breach of warranty and breach of contact claims]
- Insurance Defense Litigation
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation
- Governmental Liability
- Class Action Litigation
- Employment Law and Litigation
- Constitutional Law
- Construction Law
- Education and School Law
- Eminent Domain (Condemnation)
- Homeowners Association Law
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Case Comment‚ The United States Supreme Court Eliminates the “Class-of-One” Equal Protection Claim in Public Employment [Enqvist v. Or. Dep’t of Agric.‚ 128 S. Ct. 2146 (2008)]‚ 48 Washburn L.J. 529 (2008)