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Jennifer Ryan
Jennifer Ryan is an accomplished attorney practicing in Central Ohio. Jennifer has a diverse legal background that includes litigation, investigation, training development, and policy development. She has prosecuted all types of felony offenses with particular emphasis on prosecuting crimes of violence and sexual assaults committed against women and children.
Jennifer is currently an associate attorney with The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC.

In this role, Jennifer represents clients at all stages of criminal and civil proceedings in both trial and appellate courts throughout Central Ohio. Prior to her current position, Jennifer was an Enforcement Attorney for the Ohio Division of Securities, defending Ohioans against companies and individuals who might seek to take advantage of complicated and often confusing securities laws for their financial gain. For over seventeen years, Jennifer has also proudly served our country by providing legal services for members of the Armed Forces.

Throughout her professional career, Jennifer has handled a myriad of legal matters including: criminal justice, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), estate planning, intelligence law, contract formation and review, administrative law, consumer law, labor law, fiscal law, ethics law, land use and annexation, and personnel policy development. Jennifer also developed and conducted training on topics such as conducting investigations, personnel policies, administrative actions, criminal justice, USERRA, SCRA, and estate planning.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 85%
  • Appellate 10%
  • General Civil 5%


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.
  • University of Maryland University College, Adelphia, Maryland
    • M.S.

Past Positions

  • Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities, Enforcement Attorney, 09/2010 to 09/2018
  • I9 Sports, Site Manager, 05/2016 to 01/2017
  • Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 08/2002 to 08/2010
  • Lazarus Department Store, Loss Prevention Officer, 04/1998 to 12/2002
  • Delaware County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 06/2000 to 08/2002
  • Interim Legal Services/Nationwide Insurance, Hearing Officer, 04/1999 to 06/2000
  • Kohl's Department Stores, Loss Prevention Officer, 05/1996 to 04/1998

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Fraud Examiner, Present

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney