100 Most Influential Lawyers in America – the National Law Journal

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100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
– the National Law Journal

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Ryan J. Hiepler

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Practice Areas:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Animal Bites
  • Slip and Fall-Plaintiff
  • Insurance Bad Faith Matters


Ryan Hiepler is a distinguished attorney with a track record of impactful contributions to the legal field. Throughout his career, Ryan has demonstrated exceptional legal acumen and a dedication to advocating for his clients' rights. While his experience spans a diverse array of practice areas, from complex litigation, constitutional law, and personal injury representation, his passion lies in the fields of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. At Hiepler & Hiepler, Ryan has aided in the firm’s clients receiving settlements and awards in cumulative excess of $23.5 million.

Ryan is a graduate of Liberty University where he studied Business and Economics and competed at the highest level as a division 1 basketball player. He attended Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. During his time at Pepperdine, he served as the symposium editor for Pepperdine’s Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, as well as clerking for the Pepperdine Caruso Religious Liberty Clinic and the Supreme Court of Rwanda. Upon completing law school, Ryan accepted a prestigious judicial clerkship at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas under the mentorship of the Honorable Judge Pittman. During his clerkship, Ryan solidified his reputation as a top-tier legal writer and played a pivotal role in drafting published opinions on a wide range of legal matters.

As an attorney, Ryan draws upon his background as an athlete and his nearly 10 years of experience at Hiepler & Hiepler to approach legal challenges with a strategic mindset and a drive to achieve optimal outcomes. Whether advocating for individuals, businesses, or organizations, Ryan brings a unique blend of tenacity, creativity, and dedication to every case he handles. He currently serves as the executive director of NIL for Liberty University basketball. He is married to Emily Hiepler and they have one daughter, Goldie.