Ryan M. Beck

Ryan M. Beck


Ryan M. Beck grew up in Boone County Kentucky graduating from Conner High School in May 1997. Thereafter, Ryan attended the University of Kentucky where he earned his bachelor of Business Administration, with departmental honors in Marketing in May 2006. Ryan obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in May 2006. Ryan was admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky on October 2, 2006. He was admitted to the practice of law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in February 2007.

Ryan joined the law firm of Busald Funk Zevely as a clerk during law school. Upon passing the Bar Exam, he was hired as an associate in October 2006. Ryan was named a partner at the firm in June 2011. Ryan is proud to have worked his entire legal career at Busald Funk Zevely.

Ryan’s practice focuses primarily on helping individuals charged with criminal offenses and those experiencing domestic issues (divorce, custody, juvenile, etc.). Ryan takes great pride in helping and guiding individuals through some of the toughest issues they will face in life.

When not practicing law, Ryan volunteers his time in the community. Ryan currently serves on the Board of Governors at Transitions, Inc., an organization that provides substance abuse treatment and related services, including to those who cannot afford services elsewhere. In addition, Ryan has been appointed to the Board of Overseers at Redwood, an organization that guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Ryan previously served on the board of directors for the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (2009 – 2012) and as a District Vice President for the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ryan also enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team and speaking to students at area high schools.

Ryan is currently a member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Kentucky Justice Association.

Ryan was recognized as a 2016 Kentucky Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Practice Areas


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Newport, Kentucky. J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. B.B.A. Major: Marketing


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals