Ryan MacLeod


Attorney Ryan MacLeod

Ryan MacLeod has lived in the state of Texas his entire life. Originally from the town of Lubbock, Ryan was raised in Houston. His understanding of and belief in small, hometown principles is paired with the experience and savvy of being raised in a big city. Ryan has a passion for justice and for protecting the rights of his clients.

Ryan received his undergraduate degree at Baylor University before going on to pursue his J.R. at South Texas College of Law. His career took off quickly as he was given the privilege of serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas. This work as a prosecutor gave Ryan unique insight into the criminal justice system. Ryan was able to try multiple criminal trials to verdict, including cases involving both misdemeanor and felony charges. He received praise from his peers in the legal field and from judges for his obvious passion, commitment to integrity, and aggressive approach to the law.

Ryan went on to work in the litigation section of a recognized national law firm. He represented plaintiffs and defenses in a broad range of civil litigation cases in this capacity. His track record quickly led to recognition within the community: He was named a 2015 Top Commercial Litigator by Houstonia magazine and recognized as a The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

After joining Arnold & Itkin, Ryan continues to work hard to promote his clients’ rights and interests. His approach to client advocacy is passionate and tireless, as he continues to stand up for the rights of those who sustained injuries due to the negligence or misconduct of others.

Ryan is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, as well as:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Ryan lives in the Houston area with his wife Lindsey and their two children, Layne and Jack. He remains active in his community as a member of the Houston Food Bank’s Young Professionals Board as well as his church as a member of the St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.


  • Baylor University, B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Western District of Texas


  • Top Lawyers - Houstonia Magazine (2015)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40

Meet Our Lawyers

Information Center

Maritime Information

  • April 21 2017

    Case Filed for Seaman Injured on Tugboat

  • April 13 2017

    Danger of Falling Objects at Sea

  • February 28 2017

    $8.9 Million Secured for Injured Seaman

Ryan MacLeod's Case Results

$675,000 Recovered for Injured Deckhand

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Ryan MacLeod represented a deckhand who was injured after being directed to check a hatch. The hatch that he had opened was under pressure, which threw our client back and to the deck. He suffered severe injuries to his back and neck as a result that required extensive medical treatment. The defendants contested their liability, blaming our client for opening the wrong hatch. Despite these allegations, our attorneys were able to negotiate a fair settlement of $675,000. The case was pending in Harris County District Court.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 332742.00.

Meet the Maritime Lawyers at Arnold & Itkin

Work with a lawyer who truly understands Maritime Law.

Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.

Related Maritime Videos
  • Talking to our attorneys doesn’t have to cost you a dime.

  • We know this a difficult time. Let us help.

  • Our firm isn’t afraid to take on the largest companies.

  • We are trial lawyers who aren’t afraid of the courtroom.

  • Who you hire to represent you will have a huge impact on your case.

  • To us, being a lawyer means more than just handling paperwork.

Discuss Your Legal Rights & Options

Free Case Evaluation

  • Please enter your name.
  • Please enter your email address.
  • Please enter your phone number.
  • Please make a selection.