Ryan J. Dymek
Owner and attorney
Law Office of Ryan J. Dymek LLC
As Ryan J. Dymek opened his own law firm in 2016, he remained active in the legal community: He was chair of the Howard County Bar Association (HCBA) Young Lawyers Section and was the Howard County representative to the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Young Lawyers Section. He was elected president of the HCBA in May 2017.
Dymek also raises money for local nonprofits and organizes community volunteer efforts, but his legal practice, focused primarily on criminal defense, is his greatest passion.
“Most of my clients come to me at the lowest point in their lives, and I am blessed to have the knowledge and resources to help them get through their legal problems, and, hopefully, emerge stronger and healthier,” Dymek said.
After the 2016 flood in Ellicott City, Dymek organized dozens of volunteer lawyers to help flood victims with legal issues. Dymek is also active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulton, where he organized a listening seminar with local school officials to learn what’s needed in the schools. He also remains active in the HCBA and MSBA.
“Dedicating so much of my time to not only my profession, but my involvement in the community, is important to me because, as attorneys, we have the ability to help our neighbors,” he said.
“I often hear of problems and concerns in the community, and finding solutions and implementing them are the most rewarding parts of being an attorney. With the relationships I have built over my decade as an attorney, I have been able to create positive change in my community.”
He has some straightforward advice for law students and young lawyers seeking the best career paths: Learn what you are passionate about in life.
“If you find what motivates you, then all the hard work and effort does not seem like work at all, it is a purpose,” he said. “We were all put here for a purpose; finding that purpose is the hardest part of life.”
If you find what motivates you, then all the hard work and effort does not seem like work at all, it is a purpose. We were all put here for a purpose; finding that purpose is the hardest part of life.”