Christopher Ryan is a seasoned litigator with a background in the healthcare sector.  He focuses his practice on representing businesses, physicians, mid-level providers, hospitals, and insurance companies in a wide range of litigation and administrative matters. He has counseled clients in matters involving allegations of medical malpractice, licensing investigations, billing investigations and audits (including RAC and UPIC audits), class actions, ERISA, medical claim payment disputes, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment disputes and appeals, breach of contract litigation, non-compete litigation, medical staff issues, and cases involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of the False Claim Act, violations of Anti-Kickback Statue, violations of Stark law, and wrongful/negligent medical billing.

Chris also has experience representing businesses and individuals in high-stakes litigation and alternative dispute resolution outside of the healthcare industry. This includes complex litigation, including business/shareholder disputes, lawsuits over enforcement of noncompetition agreements, business torts, and intellectual property cases involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights.


  • Recipient, Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star, “Business Litigation” (2012, 2014-2023)

  • Recipient, DBusiness Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (2016 – 2018)

  • Recipient, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, “Up & Coming Lawyer” (2015)

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating

All Service Areas


  • Michigan State University College of Law (2010)
    • cum laude
  • Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business
    • B.B.A, cum laude


  • State - Michigan
  • State - Arizona
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - District of Colorado
  • Federal - District of Arizona
  • State - District of New Mexico

Speeches and Publications

  • Co-Author, “Proposed Rules Could Mean The End Of Non-Compete Agreements,” Healthcare Michigan, Feb 2023
  • Speaker, “Surprise Medical Billing – State and Federal Considerations,” American Association of Professional Coders, Grand Rapids Chapter, June 2022
  • Co-Author, “Surprise! New Laws Impact Patient Billing,” Healthcare Michigan, January 2022
  • Author, Enforceability of Physician Noncompetition Agreements in Michigan, Healthcare Michigan, November 2020
  • Author, “Fork in the Road: What To Do (And Not Do) When You Get Sued”, The MiraMed Focus, June 2020
  • Taking Security on the Road: Steps You Can Take to Secure Your Mobile Devices, The Focus (2017)
  • Getting Paid by the Self-Pay Patient, Communique (2015)
  • Should You Apologize for a Poor Outcome?, Communique (2015)
  • So You’re Thinking About Serving as an Expert Witness? Here’s What You Need to Know, Communique (2013)
  • Negligence Revisited: Proposed Bills Would Lighten Malpractice Standards for Doctors, Michigan Medical Law Report (2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Health Care Law, Negligence Law, and Litigation sections
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section and Health Law Section
  • American Health Law Association
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel