Attorneys

Ryan Mitchell

Ryan A. Mitchell

Principal

Biography

Ryan Mitchell practices in the firm's litigation group. Ryan focuses on commercial litigation, including business and contract disputes. Ryan has particular experience representing builders and contractors in matters involving construction defects, payment claims, and mechanics’ liens. He also represents railroads in injury and property claims brought by individuals or entities, as well as claims brought by railroad employees under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

Ryan serves on the editorial board of The Maryland Litigator. Before joining the firm, Ryan served as the law clerk to the Honorable Stuart R. Berger of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City (now of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland).


Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition, since 2015


Service

Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger, Executive Committee


Memberships

American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City


Representative Matters

Drafted the winning brief in connection with a motion to dismiss filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of a small business owner. The business owner's former employer brought the action for alleged breaches of restrictive covenants, seeking both injunctive relief and substantial monetary damages. The former employer voluntarily dismissed the action before filing a response to the motion to dismiss.

Drafted the winning briefs in connection with seven appeals to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. The issues included: the right to disinter human remains; the interpretation of a termination provision in a construction, operation and reciprocal easement agreement; and the exception to the parol evidence rule in cases of fraud in the inducement.    

In a four-day mechanics' lien trial, successfully represented the owner of a condominium development project. The petitioner was seeking several hundred thousand dollars for allegedly unpaid invoices in connection with work and materials that were allegedly supplied for the project. The trial court ruled in favor of the developer and denied the petitioner's request for a final mechanics' lien.

In a dispute over a 93-acre real estate development project, Kramon & Graham successfully secured a jury trial victory for its client. Following a six-day trial, firm attorneys Andrew Jay Graham and Ryan A. Mitchell prevailed in obtaining a $2.84 million judgment. After one and one-half days of deliberation in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Kramon & Graham’s client on claims of negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contractual and/or economic relations, and breach of contract. The development project is located near Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.

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