Ryan A. Shervey
Partner, Willow River Law, LLC
Ryan is a 2013 graduate, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He represents clients on a broad range of family law, criminal defense, and civil litigation matters, specializing in custody and placement, paternity, child support, maintenance, and complex divorce actions. Ryan has a keen eye and knack for identifying and capitalizing on the financial issues that clients face in their cases as their lives, needs, and priorities change. Outside of the office, Ryan is heavily involved in the local community, government, and philanthropic organizations. In his free time, Ryan enjoys fishing, camping, and Packer football Sundays.
University of Wisconsin Law School – Madison, WI
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude – May 2013 [Class Rank: 8/213]
Curricular Concentration: Transactional Real Estate—Honors
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse La Crosse, WI
Bachelor of Science, Honors, Political Science and Public Administration – May 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships
St. Croix Valley Bar Association
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Family Law
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Criminal Law
Wisconsin State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Wisconsin: Family Law Section, Board Member
New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce: President (2021), Board Member
St. Croix County Community Justice Collaborating Council: Domestic Violence and Family Issues subcommittee: Member
Forward New Richmond (City Economic Development Committee): Chair (2022)
Pro Bono Activities
St. Croix Valley Free Legal Clinic – Volunteer
CASA of St. Croix County: Treasurer, Board Member
Kiwanis Club of New Richmond: Treasurer, Board Member
Star Prairie Fish and Game – Member
University of Wisconsin Law School, Visiting Faculty:
2020 Lawyering Skills Course: Divorce Proceedings
2021 Lawyering Skills Course: Navigating Custody & Placement
2021 Lawyering Skills Course: Serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in Family Court
Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference, Speaker:
Expanding your practice with Guardian ad Litem cases (2021)
Former client: Attorney Ryan Shervey and his staff were excellent to work with throughout my divorce and child custody/placement case. I would recommend them to anyone. Ryan is straightforward, knowledgeable, gets results and has your back. He has a certain edge/sass to him that I also really appreciated.
Consultation: Ryan Shervey gave me an unbiased consultation for divorce and family court. Rather than making a ‘money grab’ he truly gave me the correct advice for my situation. I will definitely be back for future endeavors.
Former client: I have used Ryan and Ashley for the last couple of years and have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. From the beginning, Ryan helped me understand each step and work through questions and concerns that I have. I would recommend him and the team to anyone.
Former client: I just wanted to send you an email thanking you again for your time today. I feel a sigh of relief knowing I have you as myself and my son’s attorney!