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Practice Areas     



  • Belmont University College of Law - JD 2020

  • Belmont University - BA 2017



  • Tennessee admission pending


Law School Honors and Distinctions

  • Symposium Director for the Belmont Health Law Journal

  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Grade in both Negotiations and Public Health Law Courses

  • Belmont Health Law Journal

  • Dean's List

  • Belmont University College of Law, American Inn of Court

Ryland earned his law degree and a Health Law Certificate from Belmont University College of Law in 2020. In law school, he served as Symposium Director for the Belmont Health Law Journal, and his note on the implementation of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical industry was selected for publication in Volume III of the Belmont Health Law Journal.


Ryland graduated in the top of his law school class, receiving two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for highest grade in both Negotiations and Public Health Law courses. Following his first year of law school he worked in the litigation department of Hospital Corporation of America where he gained valuable insight into the structure, daily operations, and inner workings of one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services.


Since earning his J.D., Ryland's work has focused on out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations, including review and analysis of lien perfection, negotiation of forbearance agreements, and drafting of first day motions and other pleadings in Chapter 11 cases. He draws heavily on his health law background when advising healthcare enterprises in financial distress situations. 


Ryland is a proud Nashville native. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy, the same high school from which his grandfather, former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III, also graduated. Inspired to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, Ryland served as a judicial law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark at the Tennessee Supreme Court during law school.

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