Anne M. Ryan, Esq., JD

Degrees: 
JD: James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
BA: With Highest Distinction, University of Arizona, 1981
LPN: Mayland Community College, North Carolina, 1976
Interests: 
  • Clinical Practice/Education
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Health Disparities
  • Refugee Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Advance Care Planning
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Anne M. Ryan, Esq. is an Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program (TFAP).  TFAP is a multidisciplinary partnership of medical and legal providers working together in family medicine residency programs and clinics to improve patient health.  Over 50 percent of patients referred to TFAP for integrated medical-legal services are humanitarian refugees from multiple countries of origin including Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Ms. Ryan provides free legal assistance to low-income patients in areas affecting patient health including access to health care, public benefits, disability related matters, and advance care planning.  She also teaches health care providers and community partners about legal barriers to patient health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients and clients.  Ms. Ryan received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Arizona College Of Law and became a member of the State Bar of Arizona in 1984.  Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Ryan was a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She is honored to be part of an interdisciplinary team committed to improving medical care and access to justice for underserved populations.

Honors and Awards: 
Sharon A. Fullmer Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award, State Bar of Arizona, 2018
Invited participant, Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association, 2018
Board Certifications: 
Attorney, Admitted to Practice Law, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1991)
Attorney, Admitted to Practice Law, United States District Court, District of Arizona (1984)
Attorney, Admitted to Practice Law, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1986)
Attorney, Admitted to Practice Law, State Bar of Arizona (1984)