Ryan J. Morley focuses his practice representing employers in complex and single plaintiff litigation before state and federal courts. His litigation experience includes defending collective and class actions under state and federal wage and hour laws, prosecuting and defending non-competition agreements, and defending employers in matters involving alleged race, disability, sex, harassment, age and religious discrimination. He represents employers in mediation and arbitration.

Ryan represents employers before state and federal governmental agencies such as the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. He conducts management and supervisory training and represents employers in labor negotiations and grievance arbitrations. He routinely counsels employers on:

  • Employee hiring
  • Discipline
  • Termination
  • Preventive litigation strategies
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Negotiating and drafting employment agreements, separation agreements, non-competition agreements, and collective bargaining agreements

Ryan has in-depth knowledge of franchise law, representing both franchisors and franchisees in all labor and employment related matters. He has significant experience in the restaurant, manufacturing, and gaming industries.

During law school, Ryan served as editor-in-chief of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Red Flags National



Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers

2007 and 2009-2016

News, Analysis & Press

Five Steps to Maximizing the Enforceability of Ohio Noncompetition Agreements

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 7, No. 10

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

May 2015

Speaking Engagements

2023 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 5, 2023

2022 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 6, 2022

2021 Ohio Virtual Regional Employer Conference

October 14, 2021

2019 Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 10, 2019

2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018


  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2001cum laude
  • B.A., Miami University, 1998

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut