Ryan E. Gatti
Ryan E. Gatti
Ryan Gatti and his staff are dedicated to personal service for their clients. Ryan has handled hundreds of cases and has collected millions of dollars for clients who are seriously injured. Ryan has practiced for over 22 years in Northwest Louisiana and has served as a Workers’ Compensation Judge and a State Senator. He has a unique perspective in representing his clients. The office is conveniently located at the corner of Benton Road and Shed Road in Bossier City with plenty of free parking.
Ryan focuses on severe personal injury claims, including traumatic brain injury and spine injury cases, wrongful death, and work accidents. Ryan represents clients in family law, workers’ compensation cases and other civil matters.
As a father to a spastic quadriplegic daughter – a victim of an avoidable medical mistake during her birth – Gatti understands life before and after a brain injury. Ryan has successfully handled 100’s of Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation cases. In fact, from October 2007-November 2009, Ryan was appointed to serve a seven-parish area as a Judge for the Office of Workers’ Compensation. On the bench, he presided over hundreds of trials and hearings. This experience benefits his clients with the highest standard of legal representation. During his service as a Workers’ Compensation Judge, Ryan also completed training at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Ryan served as a State Senator for Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville from 2016-2020. His election fell on the same day as a family mission trip to Haiti, so Ryan was elected while he was away. Ryan was active in the Senate, passing 22 pieces of legislation. This legislative experience, from drafting to final passage, benefits his clients with a unique perspective of the legal system.
Ryan is a graduate of Airline High School (1992) where he was valedictorian, Student of the Year, and Football Team Captain. At LSU in Baton Rouge, he received his undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in political science. He also received Sophomore Honors Distinction and graduated in two years and nine months. Ryan served as President and Vice President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at LSU and was inducted into the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame for his service as Student Bar President. Ryan is an LSU Law School graduate.
Ryan served as a deacon and teacher in his church and as a volunteer coach for Dixie League Softball and Upward Sports. He enjoys going on mission trips and has visited El Salvador, Haiti, and Mexico. Ryan and his wife, Dr. Susan Gatti, teach High School Seniors at Cypress Baptist Church. They have four daughters: Katherine who is a recent graduate of TCU’s Fellows Program in Business and Marketing: Elizabeth who is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University studying Biomedical Engineering, and Charlotte, a middle schooler who enjoys volleyball. Rebecca, the Gatti’s third daughter, passed away in 2017 after a 10-year battle with an avoidable birth injury. Rebecca’s story is chronicled at www.gattigirls.blogspot.com.
In their spare time, Ryan and Susan enjoy hosting and volunteering for Men of Courage, Women of Courage, and Students of Courage. These local ministries gather once a month and strive to meet the needs of our local communities.
- Louisiana, 2000
- Dixie League Softball and Upward Sports
- Insurance Committee, Vice-Chairman
- Natural Resources Committee, Member
- Bossier Parish Bar Association, President
- Vice-President, Bossier Parish Bar Association
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Shreveport Bar Association
- Louisiana Association of Justice (Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.)
- Vice President of the Republican Party of Bossier Parish (PEC), LSBA
- House of Delegates, 2014-2015
- LSBA District 8 Regional Panel, 2014-2015
- LSBA District 8 Regional Panel, 2012-2013
- Louisiana Trustee to the Ethics and Religious Liberties
- State Senator for District 36