Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

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Press Release: Ryan Swanson Celebrates 125th Anniversary in 2022

Published on January 1, 2022

SEATTLE (January 1, 2022) – Seattle based law firm Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is celebrating its 125th year in 2022.

Ryan Swanson is among the oldest law firms in Seattle, beginning in 1897 when John E. Ryan, Sr. opened his law practice at 1st & Madison next to C.C. Filson during the Alaskan Gold Rush. Both he and his son, John Ryan, Jr. excelled at the human aspect of the legal profession when they managed the firm and always sought to give clients personal attention as well as sound advice. They each made sure the lawyers who worked at the firm shared this philosophy, and these ideals continue to motivate the firm today.

“As we reflect this year to commemorate our 125th anniversary, our firm’s mission of providing personal attention while building valued relationships and delivering superior legal services remains as essential today as ever before,” said Bryan Graff, recently elected as Ryan Swanson’s twelfth managing director in firm history. “In partnership with our very talented collection of practice group leaders, it is an honor to help build upon our storied history as we celebrate this milestone anniversary and celebrate the relationships we’ve built with our great clients and our great people.”

Over the last century, Ryan Swanson has represented prominent local businesses and other clients in a variety of industries from timber to technology. Today the firm continues to expand into new service areas to meet the needs of its clients in Seattle and beyond.






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