Thomas Ryan Deaton
- 1991 Graduate of Lufkin High School, Lufkin, TX
- 1995 Graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
- 1998 Graduate of South Texas College of Law
- Member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Angelina County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Ryan graduated from Tulane University on July 29, 1995 with a a B.A. in history. He attended South Texas College of Law and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in March 1998. While in law school, he spent nearly one year as an intern in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. After graduating from law school, he began working for the Flournoy & Deaton Law Firm where he served as an associate for seven years. Since June 2005, he has been a partner at the Deaton Law Firm where he practices primarily criminal law.
Ryan has handled over twelve hundred criminal cases as a defense attorney. These have included traffic tickets, juvenile cases, misdemeanors, felonies including capital murder cases, federal cases, and appeals at both the state and federal levels.