Ryan McCarthy is an associate in the firm’s Minneapolis office, concentrating his practice on defending product manufacturers at all stages of product liability litigation. Ryan is a member of the firm’s drug and medical device group, toxic tort group, discovery group, and sport’s equipment manufacturer team. Ryan has extensive experience conducting pretrial motions, evidentiary hearings, depositions, trials, settlement conferences, and appellate arguments.
Before joining Bowman and Brooke in 2018, Ryan served as an Assistant County Attorney for approximately 3.5 years at the Dakota County Attorney’s Office in Dakota County, Minnesota where he prosecuted adult, felony crimes. He has tried many cases, both to a jury and the court, and has conducted countless arraignments, contested evidentiary hearings, pretrial motions, settlement conferences, and appellate arguments.
Immediately after law school, Ryan served as a Deputy Solicitor General for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe where he represented, counseled, and advised the Band government in numerous areas, including fee-to-trust land applications, treaty rights, civil litigation, child support and child protection, contracts, housing and home loan policy, gaming, and employment and labor relations. While pursuing his J.D., Ryan served as an Extern and Scholarship Recipient for Target Corporation and clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. Ryan was also the President of the Native American Law Student Association.
In addition to his practice, Ryan serves on the Board of numerous non-profit organizations and is active in the legal community. Ryan is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in the legal community. He held leadership roles in the Minnesota State Bar Association as the Chair of the New Lawyer’s Section and is a member of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.