Ryan A. Phelan


Professional Memberships and Activities: Montana Bar Association; Western Montana Bar Association; Family Law Section of the Montana Bar; Treasurer of Western Montana Bar Association (2009-2011); Regular Presenter at Ravalli County Parenting Orientation (2011-Present); Missoula Parenting Plan Orientation Committee; Secretary/Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Montana State Bar (2015-present); Judge Pro Tem for Justice of the peace Marie Anderson (2015-present).


Lectures & Writings:     Family Law from A to Z (2012); Advice on How Not to Mess Up Your Children During the Divorce Process (2012); Dealing with Rambo Litigation in Divorce (2012); Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish - Exploring Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues (2013); Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish - Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice (2013); Advanced Family Law - Navigating Complex Asset Cases (2014); Advanced Family Law - Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues (2014) [State Bar of Montana Annual Meeting-30 Tech Tips in 60 minutes (2014)]; State Bar of Montana Technology and Litigation CLE, 30 apps in 60 minutes(2015); Moderator of the American Bar Association-Family Law Spring conference’s seminar on equal parenting presumptions (2015); [Advanced issues in Family and Divorce Law-Unmarried couples/Domestic Partnerships/ Same-Sex Marriage, Advanced Parenting/Adoption issues, Immigration issues in Family Law (2016)];


Personal Biography:     Ryan was raised in the Missoula area, and is a graduate of Loyola Sacred Heart High School. In 2000, Ryan graduated from Montana State University – Bozeman with a degree in Business. While at Montana State, Ryan was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and the Air Force ROTC. Ryan began working for P. Mars Scott Law Offices during her first year of law school, and graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2003. While in law school, Ryan performed her clinical internship for Judge Donald Molloy, who was the chief judge of the Federal District Court of Montana at the time. Today, Ryan is a married mother of two children. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Montana State Bar, and serves on the MCT, Inc. Board of directors. Ryan also serves as Judge Pro Tem for justice of the Peace Marie Anderson. She enjoys being active in the Missoula community, snow skiing, and spending time with her family at Seeley Lake.