Dayna Michelle Ryan

Associate Counsel

Dayna Michelle Ryan

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Dayna M. Ryan, provides estate planning and related legal services to clients of all ages, with a focus on the needs of older and disabled individuals and their families.

Based in Monroe, Louisiana, her practice areas include:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Interdiction and Limited Interdiction Services
  • Comprehensive Estate and Medicaid Planning Evaluations
  • Planning for People with Disabilities
  • Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid Advocacy
  • Accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist Veterans with VA claims for benefits

The focus of the firm on the estate planning and public benefits needs of individuals and families enables the firm to be particularly sensitive to the multiple stresses that these individuals and families confront on a daily basis. Dayna M Ryan helps her clients navigate this system by providing answers where they are hard to find and identifying solutions to the clients’ particular needs and goals.

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
  • Accredited by the Veterans Administration


  • 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
  • Veterans Administration Claims for Benefits


  • FINRA Arbitrator 2018
  • 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 (LSBA)
  • LSBA House of Delegates
  • LSBA Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation 2019-20 Community Partnership Panel Member
  • Young Lawyers 4th JDC
  • 4th JDC Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • NAELA Tax Steering Committee
  • Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition
  • Junior League of Monroe (JLM)
  • JLM Chair of Technology Committee, 2017-18 and 2018-19
  • LSBA Leadership Class 2016-2017
  • Twin Cities’ Mayors Committee on Disabilities
  • Families Helping Families
  • Louisiana Middle District Court
  • Louisiana Western District Court
  • Louisiana Eastern District Court
  • Bankruptcy Court
  • Accredited by the Veterans Administration

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