Ryan Fender is the founding attorney of the Law Office of Ryan E. Fender, APC. He believes his passion for helping others and truly enjoying what he does is what makes him a great attorney. When Ryan was 9 years old his father passed away from cancer. His father was only 31 when he died. His parents were young and were not prepared for this loss. Ryan saw firsthand the hardships this placed on his family and made it his mission to ensure that when he had a family, they would be taken care of in the event something was to happen to him. He also grew up surrounded by a large extended family and believes this led him to have a strong compassion for others. He values friends and family and has created a firm that focuses on maintaining family harmony and preserving the memory of those we have lost. His mission is to ensure other families, no matter how young or old, are properly prepared for the inevitable and are creating plans that will preserve their legacy while bringing families together instead of pulling them apart.
Prior to going to law school, Mr. Fender managed his own home theater and TV installation business. He oversaw a staff of 55 and serviced over 15,000 clients on an annual basis. His business experience not only prepared him to run his own law practice but taught him how critical customer service and client communication are. Ryan requires his firm to be detailed orientated and always go the extra mile to ensure a client’s needs are taken care of. Ryan firmly believes that if you take care of your clients and employees, and are passionate about what you do, then you will always have a successful business.
His first business was successful, but he felt the need to do something that had a more meaningful impact on the lives of others. This led him to pursue his law degree. He attended Northwestern California University School of Law and graduated 6th in his class. He successfully completed the bar exam on his first attempt and began his legal career. Initially he was unsure what area of law he wanted to practice but knew it had to put him in a position where he felt he could make a real and positive impact on the lives of others. Fortunately, he was hired to work with a law firm that focused on real estate, civil litigation, probate, and estate planning. He quickly discovered his passion in estate planning and probate. However, he also realized that after running his own business for almost 20 years, he was better suited to manage a law practice then to be an employee in one. He loves managing his own practice because it gives him the ability to put the needs of the client first and the concerns of the business second. He also loves that it gives him the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a professional. He is a habitual student and is always looking for ways to improve his practice and his knowledge of the law.
Ryan grew up in Yucaipa and feels a strong sense of community to the area. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. He also enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, and Angels baseball.