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Ryan Helmer has served as Greene Espel’s IT Manager since 2001, with overall responsibility for developing, implementing, and guiding firm-wide technology initiatives.

Over the years, Ryan has been responsible for numerous strategic technology projects, including implementation of cutting-edge systems that allow our attorneys and employees to have seamless and secure access to our systems, regardless of where our attorneys are traveling for business. He is currently leading the firm’s efforts to secure ISO 27001 certification. Seen as a thought leader in legal technology, Ryan led the firm’s green initiatives ten years before it became popular with other firms.

 Ryan has been a speaker locally for the Association of Legal Administrators Minnesota (ALAMN) and nationally for International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). 


B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior, Math and Music, summa cum laude



  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Association of Legal Administrators, Minnesota (ALAMN)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

Ryan's Recognition & Awards

Unsung Legal Hero, Minnesota Lawyer (2012)


June 4, 2018
Greene Espel PLLP Earns ISO 27001 Information Security Certification
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October 24, 2011
Minnesota Lawyer honors Helmer as Unsung Legal Hero
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October 1, 2016
"IT Panel," ALAMN
August 1, 2016
"Alternative Document Management Systems" ILTA

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