Ryan Kirkham

Ryan Kirkham

Associate, Attorney at Law
Offices: Dallas | Frisco
Tel: 214-273-2400 Email: LinkedIn:


Having lived and worked abroad for several years, Ryan Kirkham brings a unique perspective to family law issues that require an understanding of how international cases are handled. When the additional questions presented by international law are a concern, this firsthand knowledge allows him to uniquely assist clients facing matters including divorce, jurisdictional disputes, asset tracing, and complex property issues.

Ryan is a 2009 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He studied international, European, and German business law as a Congress-Bundestag Fulbright Scholar at Rheinische Fachhochschule Koln in Cologne, Germany, in 2003-04. Ryan is fluent in German.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

  • J.D. – 2009

Published Work

  • Excluding Expert Witness Testimony in Texas Child Custody Litigation (Co-Authored with Keith Nelson; Jonathan Gould, Ph.D.; Benjamin J. Albritton, Psy.D; Diana S. Friedman; and Lynn Kamin); Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation, June, 2015.
  • Medical Practice Valuation in the Event of Divorce in Texas” Dallas Medical Journal, May 2015.
  • Characterization & Tracing: An Overview, (Co-Authored with Brad LaMorgese and others), Advanced Family Law Course, August, 2011
  • Valuation: Approaches, Assets and Authority, (R. Scott Downing, Lead Author and Presenter; Co-Authored with Stephen Orsinger and Lindsey Barbee), Advanced Family Law Course, August, 2010
  • Making Summary Judgment Relevant Again, (R. Scott Downing, Lead Author and Presenter; Co-Authored with Betsey Branch, Lindsey Barbee), Advanced Family Law Course, August, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2020
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2012, 2017-2019
  • Selected to D Magazine‘s listing of the Best Lawyers Under 40, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court