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Ryan joined Walters Richardson, PLLC as a civil litigation attorney in 2016. Ryan practices in the areas of automobile and commercial insurance law. Following law school, Mr. Becker was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky. While working as a felony prosecutor he tried five jury trials as first chair and eight jury trials as second chair.
Associate, Walters Richardson, PLLC, Louisville, Kentucky 2016-present
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jefferson County, Kentucky 2013-2016
Princeton University, B.A. Anthropology, 2007
Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington, Juris Doctor, 2012
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Indiana
2018, Kentucky Court of Appeals: Childers v. Hard Shell Tactical, LLC. In a matter of first impression, Ryan Becker and Melissa Thompson Richardson successfully argued for a client's immunity from civil prosecution in a wrongful death matter. The Court of Appeals reversed the Circuit Court’s Order and held that Hard Shell Tactical, LLC was immune from civil prosecution under KRS 503.085.
October 2018, Kentucky Court of Appeals: Peterson v. Grange. Mr. Ryan Becker obtained Summary Judgment in Jefferson Circuit Court for Grange in this UIM auto-accident case. The case was appealed to the Court of Appeals. Mr. Becker argued that Plaintiff was not covered under Grange’s policy because she did not qualify as an insured. Plaintiff argued Grange’s policy was unenforceable. The Court of Appeals affirmed the Circuit Court’s Order granting Summary Judgment.
2017, Jefferson County: Veatch v. ALO. Mr. Ryan Becker obtained Summary Judgment for the ALO in this premises liability case. Plaintiff allegedly injured himself at a fundraiser which occurred at a private citizen’s house. The Court granted ALO’s Motion for Summary Judgment determining that the ALO did not owe a duty to Plaintiff as the ALO had no control over the property where the injury occurred.
2017, Jefferson County: Haneck v. Grange. Mr. Ryan Becker obtained Summary Judgment for Grange in this UIM auto-accident case. Mr. Becker argued that Plaintiff was not covered under Grange’s policy under an exception because the vehicle was not listed on the policy. Plaintiff argued Grange’s policy was unenforceable. The Court granted Grange’s Motion for Summary Judgment finding that Grange’s policy was enforceable.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and going to the dog park with his two Great Danes.