Ryan Lizanecz is a passionate attorney who is ready to make a positive impact. As an Associate at our firm, Ryan is committed to serving his clients with dedication and enthusiasm.
Ryan’s journey into law began at Bates College in Lewiston, where he cultivated his foundational knowledge while serving as student body president. He pursued his law degree at the University of Maine School of Law in 2023 and was admitted to the Maine Bar Association later that year.
While pursuing his legal education, Ryan embarked on a unique path to gain practical experience. He served an elected term on Portland’s Charter Commission from 2021 to 2022, where he played a pivotal role in editing the city’s charter. This experience exposed him to the nuances of Municipal Law, a field that would become a focal point of his legal career. Additionally, during law school, Ryan interned with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, working on aquaculture policy for the state. He also contributed to the Maine Audubon, collaborating with the director of advocacy on policy-making and lobbying efforts in Augusta. Furthermore, Ryan clerked at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, where he gained valuable insights into personal injury law.
Ryan’s dedication and passion for his practice have earned him recognition. In 2022, he received the Shur Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Governance from the University of Maine School of Law. This accolade was a result of his outstanding contribution as a member of the Charter Commission and academic excellence in local government law, reflecting his commitment to serving the community.
Ryan is known for his approachable and laid-back demeanor, which puts clients at ease. He possesses the ability to simplify complex issues, providing straightforward and clear explanations. His calm and collected nature ensures that he gathers all necessary information to make informed decisions and offer the best guidance possible.
Ryan’s passion for Municipal Law is a driving force in his career. He approaches his cases with a results-oriented mindset, dedicating time and effort to secure the most desirable outcomes for his clients. Outside of the legal realm, Ryan enjoys playing the piano, and his love for music provides a means to reset and recharge. He finds solace in nature, often taking hikes, walks, and seeking the calming influence of the lakes and ocean. A native of Maine, Ryan appreciates the vibrant community, nature, and excellent food. He also has a sweet spot for cookies and smoothies.
If you’re seeking an attorney who combines legal knowledge with a client-centered approach and a commitment to community service, contact Ryan Lizanecz. He’s eager to assist you with your legal needs and provide you with clear and effective guidance. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.