Daniel P. Ryan
Visiting Associate Professor and Judge in Residence
Judge Daniel P. Ryan has been a judge for the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan since 1998 and has presided over 400 criminal and civil jury trials. In April 2003, President George W. Bush nominated him to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Previously, he served as a District Court Judge for the 17th Judicial District Court from 1994 until 1998. He was Chief Judge of the 17th District Court from 1996-1998. He has also sat by assignment on the Michigan Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Ryan was associated with the firm of Plunkett and Cooney where he specialized in the defense of complex architect, engineer, and construction liability cases. He is admitted to practice law before all State and Federal Courts in Michigan and Indiana, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has taught numerous international and state continuing legal and judicial education Evidence programs. He is also on the National Evidence Faculty for the Kaplan/PMBR Bar Review course. Judge Ryan has also authored several books and law review articles on various topics including the Evidence area. He is a certified instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). Judge Ryan also has served on the faculty of the National Judicial College since 1996 and served on its Faculty Council from 2006 through 2011. He served as National Judicial College Faculty Council Chair in 2009.