Ryan Barr

Attorney at Law

Hello, my name is Ryan. I am an estate planning and probate attorney.  I understand that each person has their own understanding of estate planning, powers of attorney, post death administration, and probate.  It's my job as an attorney and counselor to make sure I ask questions and listen to answers so I can provide effective and comprehensive solutions to each individual.

Why I Practice Law 

I like problem solving, so if you know exactly what you need from me, I am going to do my best to deliver that.  I'm also an empathetic person who can relate to people.  I can sense when people are finding their situation challenging.  In those situations, I am going to take extra time to educate and guide those clients through the legal process.

I'm very proud of the number of repeat clients and referrals that I have received as an attorney.  There is no higher compliment than to be asked to prepare an estate plan by an adult child of a past client, or a Personal Representative on a recently completed probated matter.  Thank you.

Fun Fact 

During my free time I enjoy spending time and cooking for my wife and young daughter.  My daughter is only seven years old, but it amazes me how quickly she is growing up. 

Practice Areas 

  • Estate Planning 
  • Probate 


  • Lex Novus, PLC - Senior Attorney - 2022 - Present 
  • The Law Offices of Harold C. MacDonald, PLLC / The Law Offices of Benjamin T. Vader, PLLC - Senior Attorney - 2015 - 2020 
  • Trott Law, P.C. - Associate Attorney - 2009 -2015 

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan Bar Association - Member - 2005 - Present 


  • Michigan State University - College of Law - J.D. in Law, 2004 
  • Michigan State University - B.A. in Psychology, 2000