Client Reviews

-Mr. Tone

Dan and Ray are tenacious litigators and brilliant strategists. I fully trusted them with my case which settled on the eve of arbitration.

Complaint with Calbar

Mr. Ryan gave me pro bono advice on how to file a fee dispute claim and Complaint with Calbar concerning an attorney who treated me unfairly. My experience with him rekindled my faith that there are still some good lawyers out there.

Dan W., Esq. – San Diego Defense Lawyer

Dan Stanford is one tough lawyer who cares about his clients. I know- I’ve been up against him defending lawyers.

Jan J. – Creator and Founder of CAbi – Rancho Dominguez, CA

When our Los Angeles company attorney attempted to represent both sides of a significant transaction, and then turned against us, Dan Stanford literally came to our rescue and litigated our case for several years to a very successful solution. Every year on the anniversary, I still send Dan Stanford a thank-you card.


“Five Star and Top Shelf all day long. I engaged Mr. Ryan after I had to terminate my first attorney whom I thought was selling me a bill of goods. My case has yet to go to court however, Attorney Ryan has demonstrated extraordinary skills and follow through. He identified two minor errors and one major error committed by my former attorney. In addition, he is undoubtedly extremely aggressive. I am 65 years old and feel that my matter is being handled in a most competent manner. Call and have a conversation with him. I always feel like he just got through doing some work on my case. This is the type of attorney you will praise, talk about and pass around to your friends. Do yourself a favor. HIRE THIS GUY ! ! !”

Mark and Bridget A. – Solana Beach, CA

Stanford, Ryan & Associates, APC represented us in a complex legal malpractice case against multiple law firms (including two from Minneapolis) that lasted several years. Dan Stanford was dedicated, aggressive and thorough. We prevailed and he literally saved our lives ‘savings.’

William P. – Vancouver, B.C.

When our lawyer’s conflict of interest and negligence wreaked havoc on our business, we hired Dan Stanford to prosecute the case against the law firm. He was ‘hands on’ every day and responsive to our every request. After years of contentious and hard fought litigation, we prevailed. I highly recommend him to anyone with a fight against a lawyer.

Ron R., Esq. – Brown Rudnick in Orange County

I have worked in legal malpractice cases with Dan Stanford that have actually gone to trial, so I have seen him in court. He is fearless, aggressive and thorough- a true trial lawyer.

Kierstin R. – Oceanside, CA

Ray and Dan recently helped my family with a legal malpractice case involving our former probate attorney. The facts of our case were particularly convoluted and complex. They took a lot of time to understand our case and investigate the background, where other lawyers we were interviewing simply gave up or lost interest. After they decided to take our case, it only took a month or two for them to negotiate a very favorable settlement. They were strategic and very efficient and the process went much faster than we all expected with very little effort on our part. Our experience with Ray and Dan far exceeded our experience with other lawyers and we are thrilled with the outcome.

Dane C. – CEO of USopoly, Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Stanford, Ryan & Associates, APC represented my company to recover a significant loss caused by an unscrupulous professional. Stanford’s professionalism and aggressive tactics led to a successful resolution and I have recommended him to many people.

John R.

“Raymond Ryan successfully represented me through three cases spanning a number of years. Having originally hired an attorney who was eager to take an initial offer to settle, I switched attorneys and hired Ray, who dramatically increased the amounts we were able to recover.

Every time we met he always impressed me with his knowledge, intuition, and passion. Having Raymond on my side increased my confidence when facing certain situations that were somewhat stressful and/or uncomfortable. When I had questions relating to any of my cases, Ray was there to provide accurate insights and detailed information.

I really can’t say enough good things about my experiences with Ray as my advocate. Ray always had my interests in the case before his own and he never backed down when facing an entity that has the power to bully and crush individuals into submission.”

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) recently required the services of a legal malpractice firm. After conducting a thorough search, MTS retained the firm of Stanford, Ryan & Associates. Dan Stanford and Ray Ryan’s professional experience in this special area of law enabled them to resolve the MTS matter prior to litigation with a great result. MTS highly recommends Stanford, Ryan & Associates for legal malpractice matters.

J. Lawrence I. – Ret. Federal Judge

Dan Stanford is known and respected for his aggressive advocacy and results.

Ken Feldman, Esq. – Lewis Brisbois, Los Angeles, CA

If I had a friend or relative who needed to sue a law firm, I would send them to Dan and Ray. I know because I’ve defended lawyers in cases against them, and I’ve seen Dan lecture at multiple seminars. He knows his profession.

Jan M. – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

My lawyers advised me to let my house go into foreclosure, and they would buy it and allow me to live there ‘rent free’. I did, but they sued  to evict me from my home. Dan Stanford sued them and I recovered my home and enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life. He was a lifesaver!

John and Barbara H. – Alaska

When we had to sue our lawyer for legal malpractice, we had a tough time finding a lawyer who would sue another attorney. We were fortunate to be referred to Dan Stanford of Stanford, Ryan & Associates, APC, who handled a difficult and complex case with a wonderful combination of finesse and aggressive tactics. We have never forgotten his fine work for us.

Eric G., Esq. – Century City, CA

Dan Stanford is the “go to” legal malpractice lawyer in Southern California. I first met him on the other side of a complex case in which I was defending a lawyer. I have since referred corporate clients with issues against lawyers to him.

Edith M., Esq. – Los Angeles, CA

I have litigated cases against Dan Stanford, and we have served on several professional, educational panels together. We may not see eye to eye, but I respect and recognize him as the top lawyer in his field.

Pat S. – La Jolla, CA

Dan Stanford was the pioneer in the field of suing lawyers and law firms. He was perhaps the first lawyer in California to limit his practice to representing clients against lawyers. And, after 38 years of practice, he continues to be the premier legal malpractice trial lawyer. He handled my case with perfection.

Will G. – Santa Barbara, CA

My lawyer had represented both sides of a complicated real estate transaction- and took a percentage of the deal. Then, when the deal fell through, he turned on me and actually tried to sue me! Dan Stanford sued the lawyer and we prevailed. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Anonymous Client

“What a wonderful experience we had with Raymond Ryan! Raymond’s expertise, commitment to excellence, very timely, consistent correspondence with us, his character, and ability to work our case efficiently were of great comfort and hope throughout our case.

Ray kept us informed of the reality of the case, possible scenarios, possible results, while also creating a hopeful narrative, helping us to be at ease throughout what could have been a very daunting process.

Our case was difficult and emotional. It depended on intricate details and documentation. Ray executed the whole thing with apparent ease. We never questioned the direction in which we were headed with the case or Ray’s ability to get results. We felt absolutely confident in Ray throughout.

Gold star, blue-chipper 100%! I would absolutely recommend Raymond Ryan to anyone who needs a professional, hard-working, knowledgeable, thorough, “thinking” attorney. He got results. The entire experience was very positive!”