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Ryne J. Takacs

Grand Rapids

Angie Miller



Ryne is a shareholder with Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge, concentrating his practice in the defense of hospitals, nursing home and long-term care facilities, sub-acute and acute care facilities, physicians, chiropractors, dentists, orthodontists, nurses, aides, and other health care professionals.  Ryne also litigates and counsels clients in the areas of business, commercial, civil and employment law. Ryne has had success at every phase of the litigation process, including trial and appeals.  

Ryne graduated from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in Business Studies and received his J.D. from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with an emphasis in litigation.  In 2020, Ryne was listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer “Rising Star”.

Outside of the office, Ryne enjoys spending time with his wife, Arynn, and their three children. Ryne also enjoys playing hockey and golf, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs.

Previous Experience

Associate Attorney, Livingston, Barger, Brandt & Schroeder, LLP

Associate Attorney, Pappas, O’Connor & Fildes, P.C.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • DRI
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Iowa (B.A., 2009)


  • Illinois State Bar (2012)
  • Iowa State Bar (2013)
  • Michigan State Bar (2017)
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois (2013)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois (2013)


  • Listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer "Rising Star" (2021) - Personal Injury  Medical Malpractice: Defense

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