Ryan Holt, Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Fathers’ Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Modification
  • Paternity
  • Property Division

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.G.S. Political Science, History, English

Ryan Holt, Esq.

Associate Attorney

When facing a divorce or family law matter, you may be worried about the future. Not knowing what comes next in your life can be a scary situation. Ryan Holt is an Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm and can handle your matter from our firm’s Springfield, Missouri office. He is here to help guide you through every step of your case.

Ryan graduated with his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts.  He went on to further his education and received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law.
Prior to working at Stange Law Firm, Ryan worked as an in-house-counsel in the title insurance industry as a solo practitioner for 10 years.
When Ryan is not in the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with his girlfriend and cheering on the LSU Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Published Works & Related

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial of a Divorce Case, National Business Institute (10/09/20)
  • Dividing Stock Options in Divorce, National Business Institute (09/15/20)
  • What’s love got to do with it? Tips for Advising the Distraught Divorce Client, National Business Institute (09/02/20)
  • Divorce Discovery: What to Ask For, National Business Institute (08/10/20)
  • Family Law From A to Z, National Business Institute (06/24/20)
  • 2020 Annual Law Update, St. Charles, The Missouri Bar, Family Law Section (06/19/20)
  • 2020 Annual Law Update, St. Louis (Chesterfield), The Missouri Bar, Family Law Section (05/28/20)
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the “Rambo” Litigator, National Business Institute (05/21/20)
  • Pre-nup Agreements: Avoiding the Top Mistakes, National Business Institute (05/12/20)
  • Divorce Attorney’s Guide to Taxes, National Business Institute (04/08/20)
  • E-mail & Text Message Evidence in Divorce & Family Litigation, MOBarCLE (08/02/19)
  • 2019 Annual Law Update St. Charles, The Missouri Bar, Family Law Section (06/14/19)
  • Top Challenges in Family Law, National Business Institute (06/12/19)
  • 2019 Annual Law Update, St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, Family Law Section (05/23/19)
  • Deposition Strategies in Divorce, National Business Institute (02/21/19)
  • The Trial of a Divorce Case, Federal Bar Association (02/20/19)
  • The Trial of a Divorce Case, myLawCLE (02/20/19)
  • Collaborative Divorce Process, Federal Bar Association (02/18/19)
  • Collaborative Divorce Process, myLawCLE (02/18/19)
  • Social Media in Divorce , National Business Institute (02/13/19)
  • Pre-nup Agreements: Avoiding the Top Mistakes, National Business Institute (01/30/19)
  • Discovering Hidden Assets in Divorce, National Business Institute (12/19/18)
  • 50 Tech Tips, Sites & Gadgets, MOBarCLE (10/26/18)
  • E-mail & Text Message Evidence in Litigation, MOBarCLE (10/26/18)
  • E:Discovery: Apps & Emerging Technology You Need to Know About, MOBarCLE (10/26/18)
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide, National Business Institute (6/27/18)
  • Advanced Divorce Law, National Business Institute (06/22/18)
  • 2018 Annual Law Update CLE, St. Charles, The Missouri Bar (06/15/18)
  • Social Media as Investigative Research , 2018 Solo & Small Firm Conference (6/09/18)
  • 2018 Annual Law Update CLE, St. Louis, The Missouri Bar (05/24/18)
  • The Ethics of Social Media and Electronic Discovery, CLE by the SEA (3/8/18)
  • The Ethics of Social Media Media and Electronic Discovery, Missouri Bar (3/8/18)
  • Drafting Family Law Agreements, National Business Institute (2/1/18)
  • Text Message Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (Teleconference) , January 18, 2018 – Present
  • Dividing Property in Divorce: What Lawyers Need to Know about Double Dipping, Federal Bar Association (1/16/18)
  • Dividing Property in Divorce: What Lawyers Need to Know about Double Dipping, Palm Beach County Bar Association (1/16/18)
  • Dividing Property in Divorce: What Lawyers Need to Know about Double Dipping, myLawCLE (1/16/18)
  • Paperless Office for Paralegals & Attorneys, myLawCLE (1/15/18)
  • Smart Phone, Electronic and Social Media Evidence in Divorce and Family Litigation (12/1/17), West LegalEdcenter
  • Business Valuations in Divorce Law, Clear Law Institute, November 21, 2017 – Present
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) in Divorce Cases: An Overview in Child Custody Litigation, myLawCLE (9/20/17)
  • A Paralegal’s Guide to Handling Custody & Support Issues, myLawCLE (9/20/17)
  • Discovery & Use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide, myLawCLE (9/19/17)
  • A Paralegal’s Guide to Out of State Discovery, myLawCLE (9/19/17)
  • Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law , Clear Law Institute , August 22, 2017 – Present
  • Motions in Divorce , National Business Institute (7/25/17), July 25, 2017
  • The Scales of Justice: Investigating Claims in a Digital Age, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys , June 22, 2017 – June 25, 2017
  • Investigating Claims in the Digital Age, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (6/24/17)
  • Family Law Section – 2017 Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar (5/25/17 & 6/23/17)
  • Case Management Tips & Keys to Managing Financial Information, National Business Institute (6/8/2017), June 8, 2017 – Present
  • Family Law From Start to Finish , National Business Institute , May 22, 2017 – Present
  • Email and Computer Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/09/17)
  • Deposition Strategies in Divorce and Custody Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions of Parties, Lay Witnesses and Experts , Strafford Publications (2/23/17)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets, Clear Law Institute (2/21/17)
  • Smartphone, Text and Social Media Evidence in Family Law, National Business Institute (2/15/17)
  • Prenuptial Agreements & Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: A General Overview of Both & the Differences, My Law CLE (2/3/17)
  • Family Law and Same-Sex Marriages: Divorce, Custody, Support & Embryos ? Where It Stops ? Nobody Knows , Missouri Bar (1/11/17-1/13/17)
  • Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques- Trial Skills Instructor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 – 2017
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications (11/2/16)
  • Family Law: Navigating the Fundamentals, National Business Institute (10/28/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Handling Complex Family Law Issues (10/20/15 and 10/19/16)
  • Business Interests in Divorce Litigation, My Law CLE (10/06/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Business Valuation in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/1/2016)
  • Family Law Practice Webinar Series on Property Division, Half Moon Education (8/25/16)
  • Family Law Conference: Facebook Evidence in Divorce, Missouri Bar (8/4/16-8/6/16 in Branson, MO)
  • Law Practice Management Series, Telephone Seminar: How to Build and Manage Success, Missouri Bar (6/28/16)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/26/16 in St. Louis and 6/24/16 in St. Charles)
  • Discovery of Social Media Use and Other Electronic Evidence in Divorce: A Paralegal’s Guide, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/23/14)
  • Live Video Broadcast: Smart Phone, E-Mail, Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Family Law Litigation, MyLawCLE (6/8/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Family Law Litigation, National Business Institute (5/24/16)
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Divorce Law: Top 5 Challenges, National Business Institute (5/17/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Dividing Businesses in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/25/16)
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/25/13) and (4/21/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Challenging Experts in Divorce, National Business Institute (4/14/16)
  • NBI Live Teleconference: Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (4/4/16)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (4/1/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Divorce Law, National Business Institute (2/23/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, National Business Institute (2/4/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Discovery Evidence and Divorce , National Business Institute (10/10/13, 6/10/14 and 2/4/16)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation, National Business Institute (6/4/14, 12/2/14, 6/16/15, 1/26/16 and 7/12/16)
  • NBI National Webcast: Family Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute (12/9/15 and 12/10/15)
  • A Paralegal’s Guide: Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/5/2015 in St. Louis)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced Discovery in Divorce, National Business Institute (10/30/15)
  • Missouri Bar lex | Port Tech Ex: Social Media Evidence & Discovery and Admission, Missouri Bar (10/27/15)
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Education (9/18/15)
  • Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal’s Guide – Paralegal National Webcast, Institute for Paralegal Education (6/26/14 and 8/11/15)
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations and Enforcement Disputes, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/8/15)
  • NBI National Teleconference: The Family Attorneys’ Guide to DAPTs, National Business Institute (7/22/15)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (6/26/15 in St. Louis)
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts, Strafford Publications Webinar (6/17/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Divorce Law from A to Z, National Business Institute (6/16/15)
  • Social Media & Electronic Evidence: Discovery & Admission, Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference (6/13/15)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/21/15 in St. Louis)
  • Telephone Seminar: Adoptions and Name Changes, Missouri Bar (4/15/15)
  • IPE National Webcast: Out of State Discovery for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (4/7/15)
  • NBI National Webcast: Advanced issues in Divorce, National Business Institute (3/20/15)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements, Missouri Bar (3/13/15)
  • The Paralegals Guide to Managing E-Discovery, Institute for Paralegal Education (11/20/14)
  • NBI National Teleconference: Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Drafting, Negotiations, Disputes, National Business Institute (10/23/14)
  • NBI National Webcast: Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce, National Business Institute (9/22/14)
  • Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence for Lawyers and Judges, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska (8/7/14)
  • Discovery and Admission of Social Media and Electronic Evidence, Missouri Bar Family Law Conference (8/2/14)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law (5/22/14 in St. Louis and 06/27/14 in St. Charles), Missouri Bar
  • NBI National Audio Webcast: Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence in Divorce Litigation , National Business Institute (6/4/14)
  • NBI National Webcast: Juvenile Law, National Business Institute (4/22/14)
  • Family Law Essentials: Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements , Missouri Bar (3/14/14)
  • Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute (12/6/13)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (5/23/13 in St. Louis and 6/27/13 in St. Charles)
  • Annual Law Update – Family Law, Missouri Bar (6/28/12 in St. Charles)
  • Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish (Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues and Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice , National Business Institute (5/17/12)
  • Advanced Family Law (Non-Traditional Family Structures & Paternity Disputes, Contempt & Military Divorce, National Business Institute (3/11/11)

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers – 2015 to 2019 – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers – 2013 and 2014 – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) – 2014 Top 40 under 40 Missouri Lawyers for Family Law
  • AVVO Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating
  • Lead Counsel Rated For Divorce/Family Law, Lead Counsel, 2014 – Present
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2014 – Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – Present
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Missouri for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014-Present
  • Top Ranked U.S. Executives, National Council of American Executives, 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) – Top 100 Family Lawyers in Missouri, 2015 – Present
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence – Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri, 2015 – Present
  • The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers, Matrimonial and Family Law, 2015-Present
  • Rue Ratings’ – Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • The American Legal Institute – America’s Top Attorneys, 2016
  • American Jurist Institute – 2016 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Missouri, 2016
  • Top American Lawyers – Lifetime Charter Member
  • The Lawyers of Distinction, 2016 – Present
  • Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-Present
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2016, 2018
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine – Top 10 Attorney in Missouri for Family Law – 2018
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Lifetime Charter Membership
  • Family Lawyer Magazine Recommended, 2019 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section, Missouri Bar
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Member
  • Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Graduate, 2006
  • Collaborative Family Law Attorney
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 2016 – Present
  • Global Collaborative Law Council, Associate Member, 2016 – Present
  • Maryville University National Leadership Council, Ambassador, 2017 – Present
  • Missouri Collaborative Institute, President, 2017 – Present
  • FindLaw, Innovation Board, 2017 – Present
  • Kids Rock Cancer at Maryville University, Advisory Council, 2013 – Present
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals CEU/CLE Subcommittee of the IACP Forum’s Local Host Committee, 2019
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Wildwood Chapter of Business Network International, President, 2003 – 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, The Journey at Tower Grove, 2007 – Present
  • Member, Clayton-Ladue Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow, 2007 – Present
  • Mentor, Missouri Bar Mentoring Program, 2008 – 2012
  • Intern, United States Congress, 1997
  • Kids Rock Cancer, Advisory Council, Maryville University, 2013 – Present
  • Making a Difference Award, Old Newsboys, 2015
  • Golden Plate Award, Old Newsboys, 2016
  • National Leadership Council, Maryville University, 2017 – Present
  • Member, The Missouri Bar 2018 “CLE by the Sea” Committee, 2017 – 2018
  • Law Society, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • Columns Society, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Published Author, JD Supra, LLC, 2018 – Present
  • Co-chair at Old Newsboys, 2020-21

Faternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

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