Ryan Lemens is a scholar who brings outstanding legal research and writing skills to the Spencer team. Ryan primarily handles complex contract matters – intellectual-property disputes and securities-fraud litigation – as well as assisting the firm’s transactional and collections dockets. Ryan is licensed to practice in Texas state courts, and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Ryan earned his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he won back-to-back regional championships in the Giles Sutherland Rich IP Moot Court Competition. In 2018, Ryan argued before a panel of Federal Circuit judges in 2018, taking a close second-place and winning the Best Appellee Brief award. Ryan also earned the Dean’s Achievement Award for Oil and Gas in Fall 2017, in addition to editing multiple law journals. Before law school, Ryan earned his B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed both the Plan II Honors and the Business Honors Programs.
In the three years since he started practicing, Ryan has drafted a dozen case-dispositive motions and argued multiple times in state and federal court. Ryan has also handled nearly every part of pre-trial practice, from discovery drafting and depositions to motion practice and mediation. Ryan’s broad technical background and firsthand experience allows him to distill heavily technical cases to the key questions that juries and judges alike must resolve.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing piano (both classical and modern), fencing, and writing alternate history.