Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Ryan ventured to the big city to study political science at Columbia University. Ryan returned to Texas to attain his doctorate of jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a Staff Editor for the “American Journal of Criminal Law.” His passion for political science and the law lead him to work as a legislative aide at the Texas Capitol. His national experience with first party insurance litigation, mass tort cases, complex commercial litigation, personal injury litigation and products liability makes him a versatile member of the Phipps Family. Ryan is an avid world traveler and foodie. He enjoys living within walking distance to the office and exploring downtown San Antonio with his limited free time.