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Ryan Gatti and his staff are dedicated to personal service for their clients. Ryan has handled hundreds of cases and has collected millions of dollars for clients who are seriously injured. Ryan has practiced for over 22 years in Northwest Louisiana and has served as a Workers’ Compensation Judge and a State Senator. He has a unique perspective in representing his clients. The office is conveniently located at the corner of Benton Road and Shed Road in Bossier City with plenty of free parking.

Ryan was recently voted “Bossier’s Favorite Attorney” for the 16th year in a row by the Bossier Press Tribune’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Ryan focuses on severe personal injury claims, including traumatic brain injury and spine injury cases, wrongful death and work accidents. Ryan represents clients in family law, workers’ compensation cases and other civil matters.

As a father to a spastic quadriplegic daughter-a victim from an avoidable medical mistake during her birth-Gatti under- stands life before and after a brain injury.

Ryan has successfully handled 100’s of Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation cases. In fact, from October 2007-November 2009, Ryan was appointed to serve a seven-parish area as a Judge for the Office of Workers’ Compensation. On the bench, he presided over hundreds of trials and hearings. This experience benefits his clients with the highest standard of legal representation. During his ser- vice as a Workers’ Compensation Judge, Ryan also completed training at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Ryan served as a State Senator for Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville from 2016-2020. His election fell on the same day as a family mission trip to Haiti, so Ryan was elected while he was away. Ryan was active in the Senate, passing 22 pieces of legislation. Ryan donated his Senate salary each year to local charities. Ryan received a Life and Liberty Award for his legislation outlawing the sale of organs from planned abortions. Ryan received awards for his legislation helping first responders receive PTSD treatment without a long wait and cancer treatment for on-the-job exposures. Ryan’s legislation on foster care helped foster children maintain the help they

needed until they graduated from High School. However, the passage of Katie Bug’s Law was a special accomplishment for a local family. This legislative experience, from drafting to final passage, benefits his clients with a unique perspective of the legal system.

Ryan is a graduate of Airline High School (1992) where he was valedictorian, Student of the Year, and Football Team Captain. At LSU in Baton Rouge, he received his undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in political science. He also received Sophomore Honors Distinction and graduated in two years and nine months. Ryan served as President and Vice President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at LSU and was inducted into the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame for his service as Student Bar

President. Ryan is an LSU Law School graduate.

Nominated by the Judges of the 26th Judicial District Court, Ryan received the Crystal Gavel Award in 2013 for his pro bono efforts.

Ryan serves as President of the Bossier Parish Bar Association and served as Vice-President. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Shreveport Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Justice (Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association). LSBA House of Delegates, 2014-2015; LSBA District 8 Regional Panel, 2014-2015; 2012-2013; Louisiana Trustee to the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission.

Ryan served as a deacon and teacher in his church and as a volunteer coach for Dixie League Softball and Upward Sports. He enjoys going on mission trips and has visited El Salvador, Haiti and Mexico. Ryan and his wife, Dr. Susan Gatti, teach High School Seniors at Cypress Baptist Church. They have four daughters: Katherine who is a Senior in TCU’s Fellows Program studying Business and Marketing; Elizabeth who is a freshman at Vanderbilt University studying Biomedical Engineering, and Charlotte, a middle schooler, who enjoys volleyball and gymnastics. Rebecca, the Gatti’s third daughter, passed away in 2017 after a 10-year battle with an avoidable birth injury. Rebecca’s story is chronicled at www.gatti- girls.blogspot.com

In their spare time, Ryan and Susan enjoy hosting and volunteering for Men of Courage, Women of Courage and Students of Courage. These local ministries gather once a month and strive to meet the needs of our local communities.


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