Echo D. Ryan is a Shareholder with Montgomery Little & Soran and currently works in the family law division at the firm.  Ms. Ryan is a trial attorney with experience across a broad range of matters including complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation and legal malpractice. Ms. Ryan is also an accomplished appellate practitioner. Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

In 2017, Ms. Ryan decided to focus her practice on family law bringing her complex litigation skills to assist clients with dissolution of marriage actions and legal separations, including the parties' division of property and debts; maintenance and attorney fees; parenting plans; child support; and post-decree proceedings.  Ms. Ryan also handles family law related appeals.  

Before joining the firm, Ms. Ryan worked at a law firm handling the prosecution of loan repurchasing claims against loan originators who sold defective loans on the secondary mortgage market.

During law school, Ms. Ryan served as the law clerk for Chief Judge William B. Sylvester in the 18th Judicial District for the State of Colorado. Before clerking for Chief Judge Sylvester, Ms. Ryan worked as a clerk for Magistrate (now Judge) Anne M. Ollada in Arapahoe County. 

Ms. Ryan attended the University of Northern Colorado where she majored in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and minored in Political Science and Legal Studies. While attending the University of Northern Colorado, Ms. Ryan interned with the Weld County Public Defender’s Office.

Ms. Ryan is actively involved in community affairs and volunteer work.  Her current professional activities and memberships include:

Member, Colorado Bar Association

Member, Arapahoe County Bar Association (Board of Directors July 2014 to June 2015)(Co-chair Meetings Committee)

Secretary, Arapahoe County Bar Association (July 2015 to present)

Member, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (Membership Committee Member  September 2013 - September 2015)

Member, Arapahoe County Bar Association Foundation

Volunteer, Arapahoe County High School Mock Trial Competition

Volunteer, St. Mary’s Model United Nations Competition

Volunteer, University of Denver Lawyering Process Program

Volunteer, Daniel S. Hoffman Mock Trial Competition

Volunteer, University of Denver Professional Mentoring Program