Ryan Bisplinghoff’s practice has focused on workers’ compensation defense since he joined the firm’s Raleigh office in 2007. Ryan regularly represents a wide variety of employers, carriers and third party administrators in all stages of workers’ compensation litigation before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and North Carolina appellate courts. In December 2014, Ryan expanded the firm’s footprint to the coast, opening MGC’s Wilmington office. Ryan is a regular presenter on hot topics in workers’ compensation for both clients and larger conferences, including the Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute’s Multi-State Breakout at the WCI’s annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando.

Outside of the office, Ryan spends his free time running and biking the trails and greenways of North Carolina, playing golf, following ACC Sports and politics, and spending time with friends and family.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (JD)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association (Past Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Young Lawyers' Division; Workers' Compensation Section - Council Member, 2020)
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Workers' Compensation Defense Institute
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilmington Safety School (Board of Directors, 2018)

Bar Admissions

  • 2007 North Carolina


  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law

Community Involvement

  • Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church (Member; Administrative Council, 2021)
  • Kids' Chance of North Carolina (Board Member)
  • VIII Oaks (Former Member)
  • Un Mundo (Former Member; Triangle Fundraising Committee)
  • North Carolina Museum of History (Young Associates; Former Steering Committee Member)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (Former Member; Young Professionals Committee)