Areas of Practice
Ryan M. Ito is an associate practicing in Severson & Werson’s Financial Services Practice group. Mr. Ito defends financial institutions against consumer and class actions in state and federal court. His areas of expertise include TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, HOEPA, and Labor and Employment as well as various aspects of contract and tort law.
Mr. Ito earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law in
Mr. Ito is a member of the American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, and is a Scholarship Committee Board Member for the Japanese American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in
Mr. Ito's primary area of legal practice:
Financial Services Litigation
Mr. Ito's specific experience includes:
Financial Institution Litigation: Representation of financial institutions, primarily mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, and loan servicers, in suits raising a variety of lender liability claims.
Business and Commercial Litigation: Prosecute and defend actions arising from complex business transactions, fiduciary relationships, partnerships, suretyships, employment termination, and business torts.
Class Actions: Representation of mortgage banking companies, auto finance companies, and financial institutions in class actions raising claims based on statutory violations, unfair business practices, breach of contract, and fraud.
Joined Severson & Werson in 2011
Associate, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Intern, United States Attorney, District of Hawaii
Education: University of Southern California (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2002); Duke University School of Law (J.D. 2007)
Admitted to Practice: California, 2007. Admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California.
Member, Orange County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Japanese American Bar Association (Scholarship Committee Member)