Ryan J. Dougherty

Partner, Attorney at Law


Creighton University Heider College of Business
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Finance major with emphasis on Financial Analysis

University of South Dakota School of Law and Beacom School of Business
Dual Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration Degree




Colorado Bar Association
Arizona Bar Association
American Bar Association
Pitkin County Bar Association


Colorado Super Lawyers, 2018 Rising Star

Ryan J. Dougherty’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including business disputes, real estate disputes, and employment disputes. Ryan has experience representing multi-billion-dollar financial institutions in complex business litigation relating to a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secret information, unfair competition, and FINRA rule violations. Ryan also has experience representing hospitality companies in land disputes, employment law, and franchising. Ryan is an experienced attorney in all phases of litigation and has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration.

Ryan brings a unique perspective to the firm because of his education and strong business background. Ryan has a firm understanding of business concepts and strategies acquired through earning his Finance Degree at Creighton University. He refined and developed that understanding by obtaining a dual J.D. / M.B.A. degree from the University of South Dakota. Ryan combines his business insight and legal knowledge and instills it into his practice allowing him to easily understand client desires and objectives while effectively and efficiently achieving them.

Prior to joining Ferguson Schindler Law Firm, P.C., Ryan practiced in the Denver area. After five years of practice on the front-range, he, his wife, and their two kids, moved to the Roaring Fork Valley to enjoy the mountain lifestyle. Ryan thoroughly enjoys the outdoors spending the majority of his free time with his family golfing, fishing, boating, and skiing.