Ryan Eckert is an associate at Rock Fusco Connelly who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, products liability, construction liability, transportation liability, and professional negligence claims. Ryan takes pride in getting to know every client and understanding the merits of their case. He has successfully represented clients in bench trials, arbitration hearings, evidentiary hearings, and hearings on various dispositive motions. Ryan is active in both state and federal court. In personal injury cases, Ryan primarily defends clients against catastrophic injury and wrongful death arising out of construction, transportation, and product-related accidents.  He has extensive experience in disputes arising out of construction workplace injuries. Additionally, he has represented clients in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, civil conspiracy, and fraud claims.

Prior to joining RFC, Ryan spent multiple years as a litigation attorney for a Chicago-based firm defending insurance carriers and their insureds in personal injury in negligence, premises liability, and complex construction litigation.  Ryan received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2016, with a Certificate in Health Law. While in law school Ryan was an editor of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law and active in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute. He was a recipient of the DePaul College of Law Presidential Scholarship and the Mary and Michael Jaharis Endowed Scholarship.  When not zealously representing his clients Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife and son, exploring the world-class museums of Chicago, and cheering on his Michigan State Spartans. He was a dual-major at Michigan State University and received a B.A. Political Science and History.

Position

  • Associate

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Litigation
  • Trade Secret and Non-Competition Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Liability
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Insurance
  • Class Action Defense Litigation

Admitted

  • Illinois, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2016- Juris Doctor
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2012- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History

Awards/Recognitions

Ryan was peer-selected as a Rising Star for Illinois for 2021 and 2022. Rising Stars is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
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