Austin R. Simmons
Ryan joined Farrar & Bates in 2019. In his practice, he focuses on municipal law, employment law, employment discrimination and retaliation, general tort liability, municipal liability, and trial and appellate litigation. Ryan possesses a strong understanding of cases involving FLSA, FMLA, discrimination and whistleblower claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate attorney at The Employment and Consumer Law Group in Nashville, Tennessee. He effectively resolved numerous employment claims through mediation and private settlement negotiations, and aided in the development and drafting of employment policies for local businesses to comply with applicable regulations and laws.
Ryan earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2012 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado. He graduated magna cum laudefrom Lipscomb University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2008. While at Lipscomb, he studied abroad in Vienna, Austria and London.
A Nashville native, Ryan enjoys traveling the world with his family in tow, and enjoys skiing, hiking and biking.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2012
Lipscomb University, Bachelor of Arts in psychology, 2008
State of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee