Ryan D. Petersen
Ryan attended law school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at University of Tulsa College of Law, graduating in 2007 following receiving his undergrad Degree from The University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During his time in Tulsa, Ryan received the Chandler Award for the Most Inspiring Student, and served as the Speaker of the House for the Student Bar Association. He also participated in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Legal Clinic, representing clients in family law cases in tribal court.
Before entering law school Ryan worked as a Deputy Court Clerk in the Fourth District Court in Utah County. He observed over 2000 hearings during that time with the Commissioner, and saw firsthand the importance of being prepared for any legal issue that may arise in court.
In addition to representing clients in District Court, Ryan also has experience in Juvenile Court representing both parents and children in child welfare and delinquency cases. In 2013 Ryan was named the Utah Parental Defense Alliance “Rookie of the Year”, an award given to the most outstanding Parental Defense Attorney practicing Parental Defense for less than 5 years.
Ryan handles cases all over the state of Utah. His family law practice includes representing clients in divorce, custody disputes, child support, divorce modifications, orders to show cause, contempt, Protective Orders, child custody cases, and adoptions. Ryan also represents clients in cases involving termination of parental rights, challenges to administrative findings by DCFS, state removal of children, and reunification and child protective order matters.
Passionate about family law, Ryan understands that it is a highly complex and diverse area of the law and is especially skilled at helping his clients navigate the process with honest assessments of the issues, understanding and compassion.
Ryan and his wife are the parents of four children. He grew up in Cache Valley enjoys spending time with his family, especially at various sporting events and loves activities such as golf, basketball, racquetball or water-skiing.
University of Tulsa College of Law