B. Ryan Fellman

Senior Counsel

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  • Biography
    Ryan Fellman is a Senior Counsel in the Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Professional Liability Defense practice groups of GRSM.  He practices in state and federal courts across Texas, Georgia and other jurisdictions.  Whether in depositions, hearings, trials, or appeals, Ryan aggressively advocates for his clients’ interests with proven results, including several summary judgment awards in state and federal courts.
    Ryan has a diverse civil litigation practice that includes the representation of:
    • Professionals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, title insurance agents and brokers, consultants) in malpractice litigation, business disputes, and in front of their respective state boards;
    • Large and small businesses in a wide array of contractual, tort, and fiduciary claims, including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, fraud, deceptive trade practices, Texas Securities Act, and negligent misrepresentation;
    • Insurers, claims handlers, and managing agents in coverage & bad faith litigation; and
    • Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in product liability and wrongful death litigation
    Ryan also has extensive experience providing coverage opinions to leading international and domestic insurers for a variety of property, general liability, directors & officers, and professional liability insurance claims.
    Ryan's practice area expertise and experience includes:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Professional Liability Defense
    • Insurance 
    • Tort & Product Liability
    • Unfair Competition


    • Texas
    • Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits
    • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas 
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    • Obtained dismissal in a $25 million products liability case involving an injury caused by a defective bicycle component.
    • Participated in $90M arbitration against Fortune 500 insured.
    • Obtained summary judgment and $465,832 attorney fee award for underwriting inspection company in $3.25M indemnity lawsuit.
    • Successfully briefed and argued for affirmation of summary judgment and fee award before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Publications & Presentations


    • Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Tips on Navigating the Difficult Waters of Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship, GRSM National Professional Liability Webinar Series (2017)
  • Education


    J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004

    • Order of Barristers
    • Board of Advocates Moot Court Director
    • Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition, Champion
    • Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Competition, Finalist and Best Speaker
    • Baron & Budd Senior Mock Trial Competition, Finalist