Ryan practices in the areas of employment law advice and counsel and employment litigation. With a background in social work and past legal experience with employment and family law matters, he focuses on proactive resolution of workplace disputes while aggressively defending his clients’ interests, and provides guidance to employers on complying with legal standards while preserving business productivity and employee morale.
Ryan counsels employers in all aspects of employment law, including:
- Training and preventive counseling for employee relations and litigation avoidance
- Development and revision of employee handbooks and personnel policies
- Disabilities and leaves of absence
- Workplace privacy issues
- Internal investigations
- Employee discipline
- Hiring and termination
- Wage and hour matters
- Protection of employer trade secrets and confidential information
- Defamation and disparagement
- Employee complaints
Ryan has been recognized as one of the top 40 up-and-coming business professionals under age 40 by the Pacific Coast Business Times. He serves as a Board Member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council and the Ventura County Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). He is also a member of the Ventura County Bar Association. In his spare time, Ryan frequently participates in local basketball, softball, and football leagues. He is an active member of his church community.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University in 2005 and his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Utah in 2006. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2009. Ryan is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ryan is a Ventura County native raised in Newbury Park, where he currently resides with his wife and three children. Mr. Haws graduated from Newbury Park High School. When not working or spending time with his wife and daughters, he enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and playing almost any available sport. Mr. Haws is conversational in Spanish.