Ryan Prsha is an associate attorney at Carmody MacDonald. He focuses his practice on general civil litigation.

Prior to joining Carmody MacDonald full-time in 2018, he was a law clerk at the firm. He also served a year-long term as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith of the Supreme Court of Missouri where he conducted research, prepared memoranda, and assisted the judge in drafting opinions.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia where he graduated in the top 10 of his class and served as Note and Comment Editor for the Missouri Law Review. While in law school, Ryan also instructed first year law students as a Teaching Fellow, taught a business law section for undergraduate students, and served as the Deputy Policy Director for a Missouri Attorney General campaign.


University of Missouri – Columbia, J.D., cum laude, 2017;

  • Order of the Coif
  • Graduated Top 10 in Class
  • Note and Comment Editor, Missouri Law Review
  • Moot Court Team
  • Mizzou Law Teaching Fellow
  • Prosecution Clinic

University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S., Biological Engineering, Emphasis in Biomedicine, 2014;

  • Honors Scholar
  • Minor in Business
  • Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars (2023-present)
  • Best Lawyers – “Ones To Watch” – Commercial Litigation (2024-present)
Publications & Presentations
  • Evaluating the Special Needs Doctrine in the Context of Higher Education, 81 MO. L. REV. 1241 (2016).
  • Are Non-Judicial Sales Unconstitutional? The Super-Priority Lien and Its Influence on State Foreclosure Statutes, 81 MO. L. REV. 917 (2016).
  • Mizzou Law Teaching Fellow, Civil Procedure Instructor and Property Instructor (2015-2016)
  • Head Teaching Assistant, Business Law, University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business (2016-2017)