ryan griffee

Ryan D. Griffee

  • Agricultural Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Real Estate Law

Emphasis of Practice

Ryan works hand in hand with businesses, landholders, and creditors to help them achieve their goals and resolve their problems. He helps closely held and family businesses navigate the legal challenges they face from entity formation, through operation and management, and ultimately sale, merger, or dissolution. In addition, Ryan focuses on real property transactions and disputes from leases and sales to foreclosures and quiet title actions.

Licensure & Associations

Member since 2011
Washington State Bar Association

Member 2015 – 2018
Washington State Bar Association, Youth Lawyer Committee
South Central District Representative

Member since 2011
United States District Court
Eastern District of Washington

Member since 2011
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Washington

Member since 2011
Treasurer 2013 – 2015
Board of Directors, Director 2014 – 2015
Yakima County Bar Association

Member since 2015
American Bar Association

Member since 2016
United States District Court
Western District of Washington

Career

Professional Service

Statewide, WA // 2015 – 2018
Washington State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Committee
South Central Region Representative

Yakima, WA // 2018 – 2019
Yakima Estate Planning Council
President

Yakima, WA // 2013 – 2015
Yakima County Bar Association
Director, Treasurer

Publications & Conference Participations

2014
Four Steps to Employee Garnishment – Stokes Law Briefs

2010
Explaining Adversarial Boilerplate Language in the Battle of the Forms – 4 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L.

2013, 2015
Landlord-Tenant Law – Presenter, Yakima, WA

2010
Modifying the Written Agreement, American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, Presenter, Princeton, NJ

Personal Life

Education

Mr. Griffee received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he was an Agnes C. Nelson Scholar. He received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law and Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California.

Community Service

2012 – 2015
Fresh Hop Ale Festival
Food Chair

2015 – 2020
Enterprise Challenge Help Session Coach
Yakima County Development Association

Volunteer

2017 – 2019
Committee Member Yakima Beer & Justice
Legal Foundation of Yakima

Volunteer

2018 – 2019
United Way of Central Washington Campaign
United Way of Central Washington

Professional Services Volunteer

Personal Activities

Ryan and his wife, Katie, moved to Yakima in 2011 where they’ve enjoyed setting down roots.  When not working (or waging a small war with his yard), Ryan enjoys watching collegiate sports and spending time with friends and family.