313 W. 6th Street
Saint Charles, MN 55972

Attorneys You Can Trust With Your Most Important Matters

At Ryan Associates LLC, we understand the needs of our clients. Attorney James Ryan has been practicing law since 1979. Over the course of those years, we have learned what it takes to be able to take care of our clients. Providing top notch representation is the key to our success and the foundation on which we have built our reputation. Your best interests are our top priority.

Taking an integrated approach, we thoroughly analyze our clients' transactions, helping them to protect themselves and their investments. Our attorneys aid clients with a range of matters, including purchase agreements, title insurance, closing services, refinancing, contract for deeds leases, title searches, title exams, title opinions, transition or land planning, farm and business succession planning, and construction. Our law firm is familiar with transitions and land planning relating to agricultural, commercial and residential properties, and we offer free initial consultations.

At the law firm of Ryan Associates, we not only aid clients with real estate-related matters. Our attorneys also provide business and commercial law representation, including assisting clients with matters involving bankruptcy*, insurance, business organizations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, corporations, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. We also offer elder law, estate and probate administration, and estate planning services. Our attorneys help clients understand how wills and trusts can be used to protect their estates and disburse assets to their heirs after they pass away. We assist them in drafting the necessary documents, including powers of attorney and health care directives, to express their wishes in the event of incapacitation or death.

*We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Contact Ryan Associates LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Bankruptcy

When you are facing pressing legal matters, turn to Ryan Associates in Saint Charles. We are here to help people and businesses throughout southeastern Minnesota. Call Ryan Associates LLC today at 507-932-4461 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney James P. Ryan Jr.

My trial Practice included criminal defense at the felony level, accident and injury litigation, and general Civil trial matters. My Bankruptcy practice includes representing individuals, banks and business in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 cases since the 1980’s.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2013


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1975

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Board of Governors Minnesota Association for Justice , Member, 2007 to 2011
  • Minnesota State Bar Association , 1979 to Present
  • St. Charles City Council , Elected Member, 1996 to 2000


  • Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Community Service Award, City of St. Charles, 2004

Attorney Mark A. V. Mickow

People in Southeastern Minnesota need an attorney who appreciates their livelihoods, lifestyles, and leisures. It is my belief that I can provide better legal services to the residents of Southeastern Minnesota because of my connection to the community.

As a native of Rochester Minnesota, I enjoyed growing up spending time on my father’s farm near Hammond, MN. After I graduated from Century High School I attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where I majored in Political Science and minored in History. I then attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. After passing the Bar in 2017, I joined Ryan & Grinde, Ltd.


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2017
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Wills for Heroes

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