Ryan Clinton is a Texas appellate attorney at the law firm Hankinson LLP. A former Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Texas, Ryan has handled high-profile Texas appellate litigation—including state and federal litigation related to the tragic collapse of the Texas A&M Aggie Bonfire. Ryan has argued four times in the Texas Supreme Court, each time successfully. He has eight times been named one of the best attorneys in Texas under the age of 40 in Texas Monthly magazine, and was named a finalist for the young professional of the year award by Austin Under 40.
Outside of work, Ryan is a committed community advocate and a sucker for homeless dogs and cats. In 2009, Ryan was a recipient of the Henry Bergh Leadership Award given by the Oakland, California-based No Kill Advocacy Center for his advocacy on behalf of companion animals. His advocacy work has been featured by the Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baton Rouge Advocate, the American Dog Magazine, and Best Friends Animal Society, and his guest columns have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, the Contra Costa Times, and the Durham Herald-Sun.