Representing my clients, either in personal injury cases, or in business or financial matters, allows me to call on my unique experiences as both a lawyer and entrepreneur. I’m also fortunate to offer my clients access to one of the best and most established legal teams in Central Illinois.


Ryan R. Bradley focuses his practice almost entirely on civil litigation including mass torts, automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and general personal injury. Ryan leads Koester & Bradley’s mass tort and class action litigation efforts and has been actively involved in numerous national litigations resulting in millions of dollars recovered firm clients.

Like all the attorneys at Koester & Bradley, Ryan is a trial lawyer who has appeared at the State and Federal level representing both injured clients and businesses.

Mr. Bradley is also passionate about small business and devotes a significant amount of his practice to advising and counseling established companies and start-ups alike across the country. The primary focus of Ryan’s business practice centers on preemptive litigation avoidance and dispute resolution.

Mr. Bradley founded White River Consulting and works with companies and brands of all sizes to truly “own” their marketing efforts and scale brands while also serving as a venture advisor to venture investment funds.

To this end, Ryan is frequently featured in and writes for business publications such as Forbes, Inc, The Street, Huffington Post, and other media.

Education, Background, and Credentials

Ryan graduated from Vermont Law School in 2006 after spending his first year of legal education at the University of Richmond School of Law. He is a 2003 graduate of Loyola University in Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude and a Presidential Scholarship. He was a four-year letter winner on the Varsity Men’s Tennis team, and was an all-conference academic team selection all four years as well.

Ryan is consistently recognized in Illinois and nationally as a top plaintiff’s lawyer by Superlawyers, The Leading Lawyers Network, and The National Trial Lawyers.

In addition to his law practice, Ryan holds a Series 65 Certification and has served as a Registered Investment Adviser and Business Law Professor.

Ryan spends a large portion of his time outside of the office trying to keep up with his three girls and one son. An avid golfer and tennis player, Ryan also has a passion for horses, antiques and rare collectibles and founded and operated Smith & Bradley watches (now S&B Watches) until his exit in 2017.


  • Vermont Law School - J.D. - 2006
  • Loyola University in Maryland - Bachelor of Business Administration - 2003

    Cum laude and a Presidential Scholarship.

Client Reviews

I had an automobile accident with substantial injuries that made it difficult to leave my house. Tom and Ryan both came to my home to meet with me on may occasions and got be a very good settlement.

Jan Mitchel

These guys are solid for personal injury cases. I have referred a number of auto accident cases to them fro friends and family and they have done an excellent job and recovered more than I would have thought...

Quick Fit

I worked with Tom Koester on my auto accident case. He treated me with respect and recovered enough money that it made a positive impact on my life. I met Ryan Bradley the other partner since the firm works on...

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