Kenneth E. Ryan (Submitted photo)
Kenneth E. Ryan (Submitted photo)
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Thursday announced the appointment of Kenneth E. Ryan to the Athens County Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Division.

Ryan, of Athens, will assume office Oct. 13. Ryan must run for election on Nov. 3 for the full term commencing Feb. 9, 2021. Ryan is replacing Judge Robert Stewart, who died Sept. 12.

Ryan is currently the owner of Ryan Law Office Co., L.P.A, in Athens. Ryan has been a lifelong advocate for children, legally representing over 115 children in court.

Prior to law school, Ryan was a music teacher for 12 years at Trimble Local Schools in Athens. 

Additionally, Ryan is also an advocate for mental health, having been appointed in the probate court to represent over 600 patients at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare in Athens.

Ryan received his law degree from University of Dayton School of Law, a master’s degree from Ohio University and undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Ryan currently serves on the board for Rising Suns Charitable Pharmacy and has previously been a board member of the Athens County Board of Elections and The Athens Foundation, as well as a council member for the Village of Coolville.