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250 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI 53202

One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

St. Louis
211 North Broadway
Suite 2150
St. Louis, MO 63102

Des Moines
666 Grand Avenue
Suite 1701
Des Moines, IA 50309


J.D. University of Illinois College of Law

B.A. University of Illinois


Ryan Brown is the founding Partner of the Chicago office of GRSM, and he currently works from the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Des Moines offices. Ryan is a litigator whose practice focuses primarily upon professional liability defense and insurance coverage matters.

Ryan regularly defends professionals, including lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, and insurance brokers and agents, in civil and administrative proceedings throughout the Midwest.  In addition, he has successfully litigated numerous complex coverage issues through judgment, including issues of insurer bad faith, rescission, estoppel, interrelatedness, and late notice. Ryan also serves as the firm’s national relationship partner with several multi-national insurers, overseeing the handling of claims for certain E&O, D&O, EPL, and Cyber programs. 

In addition to his core practice areas, Ryan has successfully litigated complex and contentious disputes involving employment issues, unfair competition, commercial agreements, business torts, intellectual property, white collar crime, consumer class actions, and wrongful death.


  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits


  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • American Bar Association

*Not admitted to practice in Kansas

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