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Ryan J. Bies - Apple Valley, MN

14985 Glazier AvenueSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Updated: 07/08/2024

Apple Valley Family Law Lawyer


Ryan is a shareholder with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. Ryan's practice is divided between assisting clients with family law matters and serving as an assistant city attorney for a number of south metro municipalities. Ryan's municipal law practice includes representing municipalities in both criminal prosecution and civil matters.

In 2014 and 2015, Ryan was listed as a Rising Star in Minnesota SuperLawyers Magazine. In 2015, Ryan was recognized as a 2015 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer, Minnesota's premier legal newspaper.

About Ryan J. Bies

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Criminal law


  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


  • English

Representative Clients

  • State v. Latham, A11-1930, 2012 WL 3792209 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 4, 2012).
  • State v. Latham, A11-1930, 2014 WL 6608785 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 24, 2014)
  • Suleski v. Rupe, 855 N.W.2d 330 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014) (affirming favorable custody and parenting time post-decree order obtained in district court).


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2006

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Dakota County Bar Association (Member)
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member, Secretary/Treasurer (2014-15) and Vice President (2015-16)


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
    Honors: Dean's Award: Top grade in Lawyering Skills
    Honors: Faculty Search Committee
    Honors: Finance Committee
  • Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 2000
    Major: Biology

Pro Bono Activities

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club


Other Sources of Feedback About Ryan J. Bies

Included on the 2024 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Ryan J. Bies on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, 2014 - 2018
  • Dean's Award: Lawyering Skills, 2003 - 2004
  • MN Up & Coming Attorney, 2015
  • Super Lawyers List, 2019-2024


Office Information


14985 Glazier AvenueSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124


  • 952-432-3780

Accepts Credit Cards


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