J. Ryan Erker

J. Ryan Erker

J. Ryan Erker represents families and individuals facing domestic litigation, divorce, and criminal, traffic, or juvenile charges. Practicing since 2008, Ryan has been honored to be named to Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list since 2011.  Ryan utilizes strong anyalytical, research, writing, and advocacy skills to professionally prepare for and advance his clients’ causes in cases ranging from divorce and pre-meditated murder charges to traffic citations.  Ryan’s ability to quickly assess and prioritize the important issues in every client’s case leads to effective defenses that maximize client benefits. Ryan enjoys meeting personally with all his clients to discuss the unique aspects of their cases and learn about their particular concerns and priorities.

Originally from Olathe, Ryan returned to the Kansas City area to practice law after completing undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and earning his Law Degree from the University of Saint Louis.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce/Domestic Relations
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District: Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2008
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A. – 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Kansas and Missouri: 2011-2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
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