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Ryan Piekarski

Senior litigation attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Ryan has been with Moss and Colella since 2010. In his role as the senior litigation attorney with the firm, he is responsible for handling cases from the moment clients walk in the door until the time their case is completed. He handles the investigation and management of clients’ claims, discovery matters, court hearings, negotiation of settlements, and, of course, trials. He has argued in courts all over the State of Michigan, from local districts up to the federal level. He has also handled successful briefings and arguments in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Although he has performed work on all types of civil litigation, his specialty are cases involving personal injury, including automobile no-fault and negligence, premises liability, and medical malpractice. It is his passion to help clients who have been injured through no fault of their own, yet are often bullied and re-victimized by insurance carriers and corporations who are too stubborn or callous to pay what they owe.

Ryan believes that communication is fundamental to the relationship between an attorney and his client.  Despite what many think, most people he meets with have never been injured in an accident or been involved in any kind of litigation.  That is why, even from the very first conversation with a potential client, he believes it is important to provide education about the law and to answer any questions they have about their case.  This open line of dialogue is encouraged at every point along the way so that a client never has to navigate this process on their own.

Although he grew up in Michigan, Ryan completed his undergraduate and law degrees at Loyola University Chicago. Since returning to Michigan to practice law, he has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Michigan Bar Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association, as well as the Michigan Association for Justice.  Since 2019, he has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40, and in 2021 was named in the group’s Top 100. Despite these honors from peers, his most rewarding achievement is the knowledge that he has been able to help a client achieve a result to their case that is just, fair, and valuable.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2012


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois; J.D., 2012 Honors: Cum Laude
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; B.S. Psychology, B.S. Criminal Justice, 2009, Summa Cum Laude Full Tuition Academic Scholarship
  • De La Salle Collegiate, Warren, Michigan; 2005; Valedictorian

Special Recognitions



Medical Malpractice

An oral surgeon failed to properly diagnose a vascular lesion prior to surgery. The surgeon proceeded to remove it in a negligent fashion, causing life-threatening consequences.




The rescue devices at an apartment complex swimming pool were not up to code, leading to the drowning of an eight-year-old girl.



Police Brutality

An unarmed woman was wrongfully shot multiple times inside of her vehicle by the Dearborn Police Department, causing her death.



3rd Party Auto

Woman was rear-ended on Woodward Avenue by a semi-tractor trailer vehicle resulting in traumatic brain injury along with cervical and lumbar disc herniations.



Motorcycle/3rd Party Auto

A motorcyclist was rear-ended by a motor vehicle and catapulted from his bike causing the client to suffer disc herniations, disc bulges, and spinal fusion surgery.



Pedestrian/3rd Party Auto

Pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle resulting in a traumtic brain injury and fractured skull.



Pedestrian MACP

Pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Client suffered a fractured skull, cervical disc herniation, and multiple lumbar and thoracic disc bulges. Because neither the Client nor any relatives in his household had insurance, Client filed a claim with the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan.

Meet Our Award-Winning Team

A. Vince Colella

Founding partner of Moss & Colella, P.C.

David Moss

Senior partner and co-founder of Moss & Colella, P.C.

Matthew McCann

Senior appellate counsel at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Melanie Duda

Trial attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Ryan Piekarski

Senior litigation attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C.

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About the Firm

The attorneys of Moss & Colella have carefully chosen their career paths to fight for those that have suffered from injury and wrongful death. We believe every citizen should have the right to hire the best lawyer who will actively advocate for their case.

David Moss and Vince Colella have over 60 collective years of personal injury trial experience that provides you a level of legal services and success unmatched by other firms. By working together, we have the ability to find creative, effective, and efficient solutions to even the most complex cases. No matter what situation you face, we will help you get through it.

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