Lawrence Thomas Ryan, Jr.
Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP

2319 Market Place Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35801
TEL: (256) 533-1103

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About Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP

Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Huntsville, AL, our mission is to provide residents of Huntsville and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Huntsville and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Lawrence Thomas Ryan, Jr.

L. Thomas Ryan, Jr. is a founding partner of the law firm of Ryan Hicks Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP, and is the managing partner in the firm's Huntsville office. Mr. Ryan earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the Law & Psychology Review. He also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Mr. Ryan is a member of the following associations: Alabama State Bar Association and its sections on Elder Law (Chair, 2004-2006), Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (Chair, 2008-2009), and Taxation Law; Huntsville Madison County Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Ryan is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, and regularly presents educational seminars for public and private audiences.

Tom Ryan has lived in Alabama for over three decades. He has two grown sons. He is a former Board member and two-term former President of the Foster Children's Alliance, a non-profit corporation that provides assistance for foster children. His concern for the welfare of children also led him to serve as a Board member of the National Children's Advocacy Center. He served on the Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners for the 23rd Judicial Circuit from 2003 to 2012. In his leisure time, Mr. Ryan enjoys reading, photography, boating, and golf.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.