Ryan Walters is a former attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Ryan’s practice since joining the Foundation has involved complex issues of administrative and constitutional law, including cases under the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act.  He is a member of the state bars in Texas and Ohio, and is admitted to practice in numerous federal trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ryan served as Assistant Attorney General in the Employment Law Section of the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, where he defended the State of Ohio in federal litigation and state administrative proceedings.  Earlier in his career, Ryan was a commercial litigator at two international law firms in Ohio, and Associate General Counsel for a publicly traded energy company in Orange County, California.

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in economics and political science, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 2000, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003.  He also earned a Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, concentrating on constitutional law, in 2011; his thesis was awarded High Honors and he served as an officer with the Boalt Hall Chapter of the Federalist Society.