Ward and Smith, P.A.
Ryal is an experienced litigator. He has handled a wide range of litigation cases in state and federal courts, many of them jury trials. Ryal has extensive construction law experience, including lien law, federal and state bond claims, and defective workmanship cases. He also has significant experience with agribusiness litigation, property owner association disputes, personal injury, and all types of real estate disputes, including title insurance claims, trespass, adverse possession, condemnation, easement rights, and wrongful timber cutting. Ryal has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.
Ryal is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics. Most recently, he spoke at a seminar entitled "Contemporary Topics in Water/Wastewater Construction" hosted by the North Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (NC AWWA) and The North Carolina Member Association of the Water Environment Federation (NC WEA) in Wilmington on December 6, 2016. His presentation covered Construction Performance Bonds, which included Performance and Maintenance Bonds for Water and Wastewater Projects and Subdivision Development Bonds that ensure infrastructure in a proposed residential subdivision will be properly and completely installed.