Chris Ryder


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101 

Chris Ryder knows that effective communication is key to building a persuasive and coherent legal argument.

With a background in print and radio journalism, Chris brings these essential skills to his work as an associate attorney on Keller Rohrback’s complex litigation team.

Long interested in politics and the idea of creating positive social change, Chris views the legal tools of class actions and mass torts as effective ways to proactively correct corporate wrongdoings and help a large number of people in ways that might otherwise be unfeasible. With a particular interest in the new frontier of digital and online issues, Chris is well suited to Keller Rohrback’s consumer and data privacy protection practice and other complex litigation teams.

The seeds of a legal career were first planted for Chris in 2016 while working as an undergraduate communications intern for a non-profit in Washington D.C. and interacting with their robust legal department. From there, Chris attended and received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2021, where he acted as the Managing Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. After graduating from law school, Chris clerked for the Honorable Justice Susan Owens of the Washington State Supreme Court.

In his personal life, Chris enjoys playing and watching chess, reading Kurt Vonnegut novels, exploring national parks with his wife, and playing saxophone. 

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