Ryan Leonard

Ryan Leonard is a fourth-generation native of Beaver in the Oklahoma Panhandle. An attorney and avid historian, Leonard began his career as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Don Nickles in Washington, D.C., returned to Oklahoma to serve as a state prosecutor in Canadian County, and presently is in the private practice of law in Oklahoma City. He is active in public and civic affairs across the state and serves as a commissioner representing Oklahoma on the national Uniform Law Commission.

Leonard and his wife, Carrie, are the proud parents of four children—Catie, Will, Matthew, and Mary Frances.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Ryan Leonard
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Principles and Perseverance: The Life of Don Nickles

Don Nickles was the youngest Republican ever elected to the U.S. Senate and rose to become the No. 2 position in the Senate. He was respected by opponents due to his pleasant personality and refusal to make political battles personal. After his public service, he formed a successful consulting firm known as The Nickles Group.