Umina, Ryan J. Esq.

Ryan J. Umina Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Wrongful Death​
  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Auto Wrecks
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Workplace Injury and Death
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Pro Bono/Non-Profit Services


Mr. Umina was raised in North Central, West Virginia, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, he pursued his legal education.

 While in law school at West Virginia University, Mr. Umina focused heavily on developing his skills as a trial attorney. During which time, he was selected for four national trial competition teams, won the prestigious Lugar Cup, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers upon graduation.

​Mr. Umina has successfully litigated numerous cases covering a wide breadth of issues and has assisted in the recovery of millions of dollars in personal injury and wrongful death proceeds.

​In addition to his legal career, Mr. Umina has ownership interests in multiple small businesses in North Central, West Virginia. Because of this experience, he brings a unique, practical skill set to issues involving business litigation.

​Currently, he resides in the South Park area of Morgantown with his son, Kees.


  • Umina Legal, PLLC, Morgantown, WV, Attorney
  • Cranston & Edwards, PLLC, Morgantown, WV, Law Clerk/Attorney
  • W.Va. Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Intern
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Huntington, WV, Summer Associate

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Recipient of 2016 Lugar Cup
    • Honors: Jessup International Moot Court
    • Honors: Lugar Trial Association
    • Honors: Member of Four National Trial Competition Teams
    • Honors: CALI Awards – Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing; Race, Racism, and American Law Seminar
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Certificate in Leadership

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia

Honors and Activities

  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys "10 Best" Attorney - Client Satisfaction,2018
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys "10 Best" Attorney - Client Satisfaction, 2019
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) - Top 10 Under 40 Attorney, 2019
  • Board of Directors, West Virginia Public Theater


  • "The American Civil Jury Trial - History and Current Status," , WVU Litigation CLE, Canaan Valley Resort, February, 2018
  • "Protecting Your Canna-Business,", Strategic Cannabis Conference, WVU College of Law, March, 2019

Civic and Community Positions

  • Board of Directors, West Virginia Public Theater
  • Monongalia County Fiduciary Commissioner