Dayna Michelle Ryan

Associate Counsel

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted to Louisiana Bar in 2006
  • Licensed to practice in all state courts
  • Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana and Bankruptcy
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Appellate Court


  • Centenary College of Louisiana, B.A in Psychology 2002
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M.Hebert Law Center, J.D/B.C.L. 2005
  • Stetson University College of Law, LLM, in Elder Law, May of 2016

Area of Emphasis

  • Elder Care Law (Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Planning, Retirement, Medicaid Trusts, IRA Trusts, etc)
  • Special Needs and Disability Planning (Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Act, Medicaid)
  • Wills, Estate Planning, Successions, Trusts


  • Associate of Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh, LLC. Since September 2015
  • Morris and Associates and Dean Morris 2013-2014
  • DMER, LLC. 2005-2013
  • Borne & Wikes, L.L.P. 2006-2007
  • AMERISAFE, INC. 2005-2006


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers 4th JDC
  • 4th JDC Bar Association
  • Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition
  • Junior League of Monroe
  • LSBA Leadership Class 2016-2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Louisiana Middle District Court
  • Louisiana Western District Court
  • Louisiana Eastern District Court
  • Bankruptcy Court

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