Ryan MacLeod
Ryan MacLeod Attorney
"Consistent with my reputation as a trial lawyer, from the moment I walk into my office—consisting of any courtroom across this country— justice takes a backseat to no one in the representation of my clients."

Ryan’s reputation as a trial lawyer has been earned through the more than 30 jury trials that he has tried to verdict. During each trial, Ryan is reminded of exactly why he chose his profession: to tirelessly seek justice for those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others.

Meet Ryan MacLeod

Ryan MacLeod is a lifelong resident of Texas. Born in Lubbock and raised in Houston, he possesses a strong sense of small town values coupled with big city experience. After completing his undergraduate education at Baylor University and obtaining his law degree from South Texas College of Law, Ryan quickly established his reputation as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas. During his time as a prosecutor, Ryan tried numerous misdemeanor and felony trials to verdict while earning accolades from judges and his peers for his willingness to try difficult cases ethically, aggressively, and with an unyielding passion.

Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Ryan worked in the litigation section of a national law firm where he successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. As a result of his track record in the courtroom, Ryan was recently honored by Houstonia magazine as a 2015 Top Commercial Litigator and was recognized with The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Ryan’s success is recognized by his peers and those that oppose him. Following a recent two-week jury trial that ended in a favorable settlement prior to verdict, the opposing counsel emailed Ryan stating, “you were a very worthy adversary.”

For Ryan, being a trial lawyer is not a job; it’s a blessing. Ryan’s extensive trial experience is best demonstrated by Ryan’s trying more than 30 jury trials to verdict. Those jury trials have earned Ryan the reputation of a trial lawyer who gets results. Ryan’s reputation both in the courtroom and during negotiations speaks for itself. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Additionally, Ryan frequently handles cases in states all across the country.

Ryan is married to his wife Lindsey, and the couple has two children, Layne and Jack. Ryan is an active member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Houston.

  • Baylor University, B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Western District of Texas
  • Top Lawyers - Houstonia Magazine (2015)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40

Ryan MacLeod's Case Results

  • $72 Million

    Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a record settlement for a worker who was injured in a severe oilfield accident less than 2 years after the incident. His accident was a result of negligence from multiple parties--all of whom settled with our client only a week before trial. We are thrilled that our client will receive the medical care and future security he deserves.

  • $12 Million

    Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.

  • $9.25 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Fire Victim

    Attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin legal team represented a family that lost a loved one in a fire. We helped recover $9.25 million on their behalf.

  • $2.595 Million

    Settlement for Jones Act Seaman Working Abroad

    Arnold & Itkin helped obtain $2.595 million on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who had been severely injured while working off the coast of Brazil.

  • $1.5 Million

    Massive Verdict Achieved for Victim of Wrongful Death

    Attorneys Cory Itkin and Ryan MacLeod represented the family of a man who died of heart problems while working in a warehouse with no air conditioning. Arnold & Itkin overcame incredible legal obstacles to obtain a verdict of $1.5 million, over ten times larger than the settlement offer originally given to our client.

  • $675 Thousand

    $675,000 Obtained for Injured Deckhand

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Ryan MacLeod represented a deckhand who suffered severe injuries to his back and neck.

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