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Ryan W. McAllister

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Paternity Disputes
  • Divorce
  • Support
  • Alimony
  • Protection from Abuse (PFA)
  • Traffic Violations

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Biography

Ryan McAllister is an experienced Family Law Attorney practicing in Berks County, Pennsylvania, since 2006. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of family law cases, including child custody, custody relocation, divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, grandparents' rights, paternity cases, support and alimony, protection from abuse (PFA), and name changes (both adults and minors). Attorney McAllister is a dedicated practitioner who is known for working hard for his clients and securing excellent results.

Courtroom experience counts. Over the past 15 years, Attorney McAllister has appeared in the courtrooms of Berks County and beyond, obtaining successful outcomes for his clients, such as the following:

  • Award of primary custody to a mother after a trial, following months of litigation
  • Dismissal of a custody case by filing preliminary objections on behalf of a mother who had already moved out of state
  • Award of temporary custody to a father following an emergency hearing that was scheduled shortly after being hired
  • Successful negotiation and settlement of marital estates in excess of $1,000,000
  • Dismissal of a domestic relations case on behalf of a client wrongfully sued for child support

Attorney McAllister is a native of Berks County, having graduated from Wyomissing High School in 1999. He is a 2003 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and a 2006 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. He is a member of the Berks County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. Attorney McAllister participates in events with the Berks County Bar Association, including the Pro Bono Program, and he has also been an instructor in seminars offered through the Bar Association. Attorney McAllister has been quoted in the Reading Eagle, and he has appeared on WFMZ TV offering legal commentary.

Attorney McAllister is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Bar Admission

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Past Positions

  • Berks County, Pennsylvania, Assistant Public Defender
  • Homicide Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Internship
  • Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Externship
  • Law Clerk - Berks County Court of Common Pleas - Summer Law Clerk

Professional Associations

  • Berks County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member