Ryan J. Garrison is the Founder and President of Garrison Financial, LLC and Garrison Settlements. Together these companies offer trial lawyers, injury victims, and investment clients the most comprehensive and unique financial solutions in the country.
As a financial adviser, Ryan specializes in high net worth planning and wealth transfers from settlements and estates. For trial lawyers and investment clients, Ryan and his team provide qualified (401k & IRA) and non-qualified (defined contribution & cash balance) plans.
Ryan specializes in personal injury settlements and tax planning attorney contingency fees.
On the settlement side, Ryan focuses on catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, and minors’ settlements. From his first mediation, Ryan knew he wanted to serve as an injury victim advocate. He now has over 12 years of experience in working with trial lawyers, trustees and injury victims.
Ryan enjoys building genuine friendships with clients, understanding their needs, and helping people. He believes he brings candor and honesty to an industry that has confused and misled many individuals. Radical transparency is something Ryan lives by, and he believes that this separates him from much of his competition. Ryan also takes pride that he personally supports more trial lawyer associations than any other adviser.
He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses with united planners financial services and many state insurance licenses directly. Well respected in both the financial and structured settlement industries, Ryan is often asked to speak at related events.
Ryan is an active member of the community, and sits on numerous boards including; the Society of Settlement Planners, NSSTA education board, and the Board of Directors of 123TaxCredit.com. Formerly Ryan has served as President of an HOA board, on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, and has helped as a Wish Granter with Make-A-Wish Arizona.
He and his wife, Perla, live in Scottsdale, where they have three beautiful children and three dogs. He enjoys spending time with his family and swimming, camping, grilling, reading, and riding bikes with his children. Years ago... Ryan enjoyed riding his Harley Road Glide, which is currently collecting dust in his garage.
GET TO KNOW RYAN
Favorite food: Coffee
Favorite quote: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
Best piece of financial advice received: "Those with the enterprise lack the money and those with the money lack the enterprise to buy stocks when they are cheap." - Benjamin Graham
Favorite piece of financial advice to give: "All successful long-term investing is goal oriented and planning-driven. All unsuccessful investing is market oriented and performance-driven." - Nick Murray
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite movie: The original Star Wars trilogy (when I watch it with my children)
Hidden talent: Ryan enjoys working with his hands. He maintains his own vehicles and has completed numerous home renovation projects. He considers himself a bit of a Renaissance Man.
If Ryan could meet anyone, past or present, it would be: Jesus
What motivates Ryan: Helping people. One of his favorite quotes is, "You can get everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
Favorite book: Where the Wild Things Are (it is currently my kids favorite book, in English and Spanish)
Something on Ryan’s bucket list: To own a beach house in the Yucatàn.
Biggest accomplishment: Three wonderful children, and a beautiful wife.