Ryan M. Connor received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Tennessee where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. During his first year at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Ryan received the Harshfield Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure and the Judge Harry W. Laughlin, Jr. Memorial Case Note Award. He was a Student Materials Editor of the Law Review and was active in the moot court program, serving as a member of the Evidence Moot Court team and winning the College’s 2010 Advocates’ Prize competition during which he was named Best Oralist. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law in 2011. Ryan joined the firm as an associate in September of 2011. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Knoxville.