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Ryan E. Thum

Two things that Ryan E. Thum is sure of: his family and the law – both brought him to Virginia Beach.

A devoted family man to his wife, Sara, and two young sons, Ryan decided to move to the Hampton Roads area in 2012 to be closer to Sara’s family. With family in mind, he embarked on the journey to land the right job.

Thanks to a brief Ryan wrote for a successful case before the Virginia Court of Appeals, law partners Reeves W. Mahoney and Andrew T. Richmond remembered the case and knew they had to get Ryan on board.

Since then, Ryan has practiced exclusively in family law, offering extensive experience in litigation, divorce and custody issues, particularly in his role as a court-appointed guardian ad litem. Ryan has the utmost respect for his field of work and enjoys partnering with different professions of people who often weigh in on cases. Because of this, he considers himself a true “counselor-at-law.”

Ryan earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University. He received his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law, where he served as a Constitutional Law tutor and was a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and the Final Four of the Intramural Moot Court competition. He has been admitted to both the Virginia and North Carolina bars.

When he’s away from the office, Ryan can be found with his wife and sons, watching the kids play sports, participating in Scouts or figuring out a way to get their toes in the sand.

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  • Virginia Beach , VA 23462-6749
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