Oxendine Barnes & Associates PLLC is led by Ryan D. Oxendine, whose practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, complex business litigation, and general and class-action civil litigation. Ryan is a proven advocate who devotes a majority of his time representing clients who have been injured by the negligence of others. He has successfully handled a wide variety of such cases, representing those who have been severely injured or killed by drunk drivers, unsafe truckers, defective medical devices, unsafe working conditions and other negligent acts.
As a seasoned Raleigh personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, Ryan is a highly respected legal professional. He has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims over the years – always fighting for the maximum value of his clients’ cases. He is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4,000 members throughout the country, with fewer than 1% being U.S. lawyers.
Ryan is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, which is an invitation-only organization composed of premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers. Membership is extended only to a select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards.
Ryan has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, hearings, and mediations, as well as arbitrations, appeals and cases tried to jury verdict. Other areas of his practice include representation of clients in multi-million dollar commercial real estate and business transactions, primarily in the sale, purchase and financing of commercial retail and mixed-use projects, golf course developments, and the sale, purchase and financing of dental offices and medical facilities.
Ryan truly respects his clients, and acts as a counselor and friend to them throughout the entire legal process. In addition to his dedicated support to his clients, he is also incredibly driven to give back to his community and the N.C. Bar Association. He serves as a sponsor of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. He is also a contributor to the Autism Society of North Carolina, which provides advocacy, training and education, and direct care services to individuals with autism, their families and professionals.
Ryan has served as the President of The Oaks at Westlake Homeowners’ Association, Inc. for over four years, is a member of the Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee of the N.C. Bar Association, and is a member of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee of the N.C. Bar Association. He was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in 2018.
Ryan is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill (B.A. ’97) and N.C. Central University School of Law (J.D. ’00). He is married and has two children, Hayes and Cate. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling with his family, coaching his kids’ basketball and baseball teams, playing golf with his son, and following UNC athletics.