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

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