Tom Ryan supports clients as they seek to build and protect their intellectual property portfolios.

Tom brings substantial experience to his strategies for clients — he spent more than a decade as a paralegal for an intellectual property firm before joining the Faegre Drinker team. In addition to his paralegal experience, he provided advice and legal services to individuals and small business owners through the University of Illinois Chicago IP Trademark Clinic.


Bar Admissions



University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
J.D. cum laude, UIC John Marshall Law Review (lead articles editor) (2021)

Roosevelt University
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with honors (2012)

University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in English and Psychology (2009)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA) — Internet Committee, 2024-25
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
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