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Ryan Funderburg has experience representing individuals and publicly-traded entities in matters from breach of contract

and embezzlement, to catastrophic injury and premise liability.


Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Associate, Ryan Funderburg
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Ryan Funderburg

Senior Associate

T: 972-934-9100     F: 972-934-9200



Business/Commercial Litigation


Premise Liability


Transportation Liability


Personal Injury


Real Estate





University of Tulsa School

of Law, J.D., 2016 with honors


Texas A&M University,

B.S., 2013









U.S. District Court for the

Northern District of Texas


U.S. District Court for the

Eastern District of Texas




Ryan Funderburg is an Associate with experience representing individuals and publicly-traded entities in matters ranging from breach of contract and embezzlement, to catastrophic injury and premises liability. Ryan has litigated matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants, obtaining summary judgments and successful settlements on both sides of the docket.


After growing up in the small town of Pampa, Texas, Ryan attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a B.S. in Economics. While attending Texas A&M, he was a member of Aggie Men’s Club, a member of the Texas A&M Club Baseball Team, and volunteered his time in activities such as the Big Event, and Habitat for Humanity. Upon graduating from Texas A&M, Ryan attended law school at the University of Tulsa School of Law, where he was President of the Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Society, a member of the Editorial Board for the Energy Law Journal, a multiple member of the Faculty Honor Roll, and a graduate with honors.


Ryan has also been selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Attorneys designated as Rising Stars are up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.


Ryan is currently an active member of his church and community. He is a member of Legacy Church in Plano, Texas, serves on the Board of the Oklahoma City Ambassadors Baseball Program, serves as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Irving Independent School District, and is an active member in the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Ryan and his wife, Lizzy, reside in Plano, Texas.



Representative Matters

Obtained dismissal within first six weeks of lawsuit via Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss, and granted necessary attorney’s fees in defense of matter wherein Plaintiff’s counsel demanded more than $300,000.


Associate counsel in defending client against claims of defamation, libel, and slander. Plaintiff sought damages more than $250,000. After defense counsel filed a Motion to Dismiss under Texas Anti-SLAPP statute, the Parties reached a settlement requiring Plaintiff to pay all of Defendant’s attorney’s fees and take nothing from the lawsuit.


Represented nation-wide real estate brokerage firm in many successful efforts to collect unpaid rental obligations and breach of lease agreement matters.


Successfully defended construction company against motion for new trial after awarding default judgment against subcontractor in construction defect matter.



Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Dallas County Bar Association

Collin County Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Texas Aggie Bar Association

Member, DAYL Social Committee

Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Dallas Bar Association

Board of Directors (2019 – present), Oklahoma City Ambassadors Baseball Program

Big Brother (2017 – 2019), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Irving, Texas




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