Ryan Schmalzle


Christin Georgelas

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • All Virginia Courts
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • All Maryland Courts
  • All District of Columbia Courts
  • All Pennsylvania Courts


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2020
  • Super Lawyers 2020 – 2023

Ryan Schmalzle is a principal and founder of SG Law, PLC. His firm focuses on personal injury law (including medical malpractice and “slip-and-fall” accidents) and family law (including divorce, child custody, and mediation). Ryan regularly practices in multiple jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC, including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, and all surrounding areas. He is also barred in Pennslyvania.

Ryan attended East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. After college, he moved to southern Florida where managed several successful restaurants and nightclubs, including a dueling piano bar. Despite the success of the businesses and his enjoyment in building them, he never veered from his plan to attend law school.

Ryan left southern Florida to study law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. His life experience gained as a business manager in Florida and his drive to excel was a recipe for a very successful and active law school career. He earned a spot on the school’s premier law journal, the George Mason Law Review, as a second-year and was appointed as an editor of the journal in his third year. Additionally, his success as an oral advocate in moot court competitions earned him a coveted position on George Mason’s Moot Court Board and he served on the board’s executive committee in his third year. While serving on the Moot Court Board, Ryan represented George Mason University School of Law at a national moot court competition on constitutional law in Madison, Wisconsin, and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the competition. In his final year at George Mason, he instructed first-year law students in legal research and writing as a Legal Writing Fellow. After graduating, Ryan continued to maintain close ties with his alma mater, acting as an adjunct professor of law teaching appellate writing.

After law school, Ryan accepted an offer to work with Wiley Rein LLP, a large, prestigious firm located in the District of Columbia. He worked primarily with the firm’s insurance litigation group and advised clients on issues related to Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policies, Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance Policies, and General Commercial Liability Policies. He routinely worked with liability insurance policies with yearly policy limits up to $1,000,000,000. He also worked with the firm’s election law group and advised clients on issues related to political action committees and lobbying laws.

Ryan left the corporate feel of the large firm in favor of building a practice that allowed him more direct interaction with individuals and business owners. He enjoys engaging directly with his clients and helping them solve their problems in a practical way. Consequently, he accepted an offer to continue building his practice with Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, PC in Leesburg, Virginia.

Although Ryan’s primary love is for the law, he has always also been an entrepreneur and business person at heart. In February 2014, he started the law firm of Beckman Schmalzle, PLC with Spencer S. Beckman. Ryan started the firm because he desired the ability to more directly control the policies, philosophy, and direction of his practice. Beckam Schmalzle grew to include two more partners, Christin Georgelas and Elizabeth Ross, and changed its name to Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross (BSGR). Being a principal of BSGR not only afforded Ryan the opportunity to work directly with his clients on solving their legal issues, but also allowed him to control his practice environment.

In March 2023, the attorneys at BSGR officially dissolved the firm, allowing the partners an even greater opportunity to specialize in the areas of law that they are most passionate about. Ryan and Christin launched SG Law, PLC, allowing them to focus more on their family law and personal injury clients.

Ryan lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Jennie, his daughter Abigail, his son Aidan, and their two dogs, Bella and Owen. He enjoys reading historical nonfiction and various genres of fiction. He is an avid home brewer and regularly brews exclusively all-grain recipes on a brewing system that he and two friends designed and made using old kegs and a few steel bed frames. His most successful recipe so far is Belgian farmhouse-style ale brewed with hot chili peppers. Ryan also enjoys gardening, growing his own organic produce, and cooking for his family and friends.

Ryan M. Schmalzle practices in the following areas of law: Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Mediation, Arbitration, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health Law.

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    102 North King Street
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    Phone: 571-977-2345
    FAX: 571-977-2363

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    15 North Court Street
    Suite 201
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Phone: 301-363-0717
    FAX: 301-363-0762