Attorney Profile

Ryan Castle

Lead Attorney & Owner

Ryan Castle is the owner and managing attorney at Castle Law Firm. Ryan has successfully represented hundreds of clients in pre-litigation and litigation, in both Spanish and English. Before becoming an attorney, Ryan worked with a refugee services non-profit organization in Cairo, Egypt, and taught English in rural Japan. With these global contexts, Ryan is able to empathize with his clients through tenacious, thoughtful, and efficient representation. He understands that you hire an attorney in only the most stressful of situations and for that reason he keeps customer service paramount.

Ryan also loves to teach. He teaches business law and in the legal assistant program at Bellingham Technical College. Each quarter, he teaches seminars at Whatcom Community College on auto and home insurance consumer basics, constitutional law and civil rights, and employment law basics for businesses. At Western Washington University, he teaches an honors seminar in LGBT Civil Rights and Religious Freedom.

When not working, you can find Ryan on a tennis court, in a swimming pool, playing the trombone, or reading a history book. He somehow manages to find time to walk his Tibetan Terrier Billie, and help his husband run Manieri Motorworks.

Bar Membership

Washington State (2013 – Present)

Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington (2014 – Present)

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2020 – Present)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2014 – Present)


Juris Doctor, Seattle University School of Law (2013)

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies and Spanish, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA (2004)

Master of Arts – Political Science, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt (2009).

Professional Publications and Seminar Presentations

Gender Affirming Care: Federal and State Updates on Insurance Coverage and Payment of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender People, Washington State Bar Association, Seminar Presenter (March 17, 2021).

Transgender Health Insurance Coverage, Medical Necessity, and…ERISA!, Washington State Association for Justice, Vol. 56, No. 4 (December 2020).

Lessons From the Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS Decision, Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter, (September 2018).

The Gay Accent, Gender, and Title VII Employment Discrimination, 36 Seattle U. L. Rev. 2 (2013)

Kiobel v. Shell: The Bright Future of Human Rights Litigation in the US under the Alien Tort Statute, Global Gavel (2013)

Defending War Criminals in Uganda, Africa Law Today (2012)

The Rise of Modern Islamic Banking and its Future Political Implications in the Middle East and North Africa, 2 Khamasin 55 (2008)