Ryan Brackin

Ryan Brackin

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Ryan Brackin focuses his practice on toxic tort, environmental, product liability, and insurance related liability litigation. 

He represents clients in toxic tort matters serving as both local and national coordinating counsel for product manufacturers, premises owners, retailers, and contractors involved in asbestos litigation in Minnesota and nationwide. Businesses and individuals seek Ryan’s counsel and representation on a wide variety of personal injury, property damage, and product liability litigation matters. 

In addition, Ryan represents and assists companies in environmental litigation, including complex civil and administrative matters under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund), and Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability act (MERLA). Ryan’s foundational knowledge of environmental law and regulation stems from his former career as an environmental consultant. He assisted clients in evaluating and managing environmental risk and property concerns primarily associated with contaminated property.

Ryan is licensed to practice in Minnesota state court, as well as the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota State and Ramsey County Bar Associations. Prior to joining HAWS-KM, Ryan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robyn A. Millenacker in the Second Judicial District, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Ryan received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law where he earned multiple Dean’s Awards and served as a senior editor for the St. Thomas Law Review. Ryan obtained his B.A. from St. John’s University, where he majored in environmental studies.

Outside of the office, Ryan spends time with his family and friends, reads, and enjoys the great outdoors.

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota


  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association


  • Decrease in Case Filings, Effects of Personal Jurisdiction Rulings Among Trends in Asbestos Litigation, April 2018