Ryan Carvalho & Retz LLP was originally established in 2004
in San Diego, California.  Our Firm provides legal services to clients throughout Southern and Northern California and specializes in Business Law, Catastrophic Loss, Civil Litigation, Construction, Real Estate, Premises Liability, Product Defect, Transportation and Wrongful Death claims. 

Our mission is to provide superior legal work and personalized client attention while also making our representation as economically efficient as possible for our clients.  We value input from our clients to better understand their legal needs and strive to achieve results that meet or exceed their expectations. We pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality professional and personal service through our lawyers and team members and strive to build a firm that attracts, develops and retains exceptional people.

Norman A. Ryan, Esq. and Ryan Carvalho & Retz LLP have been named as a Tier 2 firm in San Diego by U.S. News in the Insurance Metropolitan Market for Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” in 2024.  Attorneys and Law Firms included in the 2024 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.