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Ryan was born and raised in El Dorado where he attended Parkers Chapel High School. He holds a Bachelor of History and Executive Masters in Public Administration from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he earned top paper honors in Real Estate Transactions. Ryan is admitted to practice law in the state of Arkansas and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Ryan began his legal career working as a Compliance Enforcement Attorney for Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, AR, but the call to be a public servant led Ryan to become a public defender. He spent several years as a State and Federal Public Defender, successfully representing hundreds of indigent clients in criminal courts around the state of Arkansas. During that time, he built a reputation as a diligent and caring legal professional. In 2017, Ryan was sworn in as a part-time deputy prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District of Arkansas. In addition, he opened a small law firm dedicated to representing the citizens of South Arkansas.

Ryan is a veteran and in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and cheering on the Razorbacks and Muleriders with his family.

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Mr. Crane was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1978, after obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville in 1978. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Crane moved to Magnolia, AR and began practicing at the firm of Woodward & Kinard, P.A. He has gone on to hold many rolls in and around Columbia County, including, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 13 Judicial District, Columbia County, Arkansas, 1978-2019; County Attorney, Columbia County, 1978-1991; City Attorney, Waldo, 1984-1995.

In addition, Mr. Crane is affiliated with many associations, which include, Arkansas and American Bar Associations; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; and National District Attorneys Association. He is a JCI Senator and was selected as an outstanding young man from the State of Arkansas.

Mr. Crane has served on the Supreme Court of Arkansas Professional Conduct Committee since 2009. Mr. Crane is married to Sheila and they have one daughter, Whitney. You will find him cheering on his grandchildren at many of their school sporting events.

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