Ryan Espegard, Partner
  • Ryan joined GTH in 2012, where his primary areas of practice now include litigation, administrative regulations, and land use law. Ryan’s litigation experience spans a broad range of legal issues, but is frequently focused on products liability, land use, real estate, and business disputes. He is also breaking ground in the emerging area of cannabis business and regulation law, advising his clients as they develop some of the first legal marijuana businesses in the country.

    Ryan moved to the Northwest to attend Seattle University School of Law in 2006 after growing up in the Midwest and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Ryan and his wife, Abbey, have put down roots after graduation from Seattle University and now call Seattle home.  

    When he’s not working, Ryan and his wife enjoy camping, discovering new restaurants, and listening to live music. They are also the proud parents of two children.

  • Education

    • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2009
    • cum laude
    • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2004

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • King County Bar Association

    • Urban Land Institute

    • The Cannabis Alliance

    • National Cannabis Industry Association

    Professional History

    • Joined firm in 2012
    • Previous firm, Salmi & Gillaspy, PLLC
    • Snohomish County Superior Court, Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas J. Wynne
    • Eglick Kiker Whited, PLLC, Law Clerk
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Pioneer Square
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1201 Pacific Ave, #2100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575