Ryan Markham

Born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan has a passion for construction and development.  Ryan brings a results oriented approach to the practice of law and works tirelessly to put his clients in the best position possible.

Throughout his career, Ryan has successfully represented owner/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, insurers, and sureties. Ryan has tried cases in arbitration and State and Federal courts involving delay claims, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, bond claims, defects, bid protests, termination, non-payment, and OSHA defense.

Representative Experience: Assisted client in pursuit and award of $1B Rail Project, Lead Counsel in arbitration resulting in seven-figure award for client due to non-payment and delay damages

Ryan Markham


(808) 372-0172



  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Minnesota


  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Construction Law, 2022


  • Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College
  • Juris Doctorate,  University of Hawaii

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Ryan has presented to many construction industry organizations and groups in his career.  In 2021, Ryan was a featured speaker at the IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show where he presented on the anatomy of a construction contract, recognizing the appropriate course of action when construction disputes arise, and ‘weaponizing contract provisions’.