Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, administrative law, agribusiness, construction law, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a Student Representative for the Iowa Student Bar Association. He received the Donald P. Lay Faculty Recognition Award for distinctive contributions to the College of Law community, and the William S. Anderson Scholarship for being named the Best Advocate of the 2017–2018 Van-Oosterhout Baskerville Moot Court Competition. Ryan was also an Executive of the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government. In 2018, Ryan worked as a law clerk for the BrownWinick law firm.

Prior to joining BrownWinick, Ryan earned the Bergstrom Fellowship with the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School during the summer of 2017. Following the Fellowship, he volunteered as a Law Clerk with the Family Defense Center in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was also a Volunteer Workshop Leader for the Kids First Law Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His student Note, Martinis, Manhattans, and Maltreatment Investigations; When Safety Plans Are a False Choice and What Procedural Protections Parents Are Due was published in Volume 104 of the Iowa Law Review.

Ryan was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2019.

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University of Iowa
B.A., with high distinction and honors, Ethics and Public Policy, 2016

University of Iowa
J.D., with distinction, 2019


Iowa, 2019