Ryan E. Decker

Ryan E. Decker is a co-founding partner of Gerkin & Decker, P.C. - RRyan E. Decker is a co-founding partner of Gerkin & Decker, P.C. He is a Western Michigan University honors graduate and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to opening Gerkin & Decker, Mr. Decker worked for a domestic litigation law firm where he specialized in family law matters. His primary focus and passion remain in family law, where he dedicates most of his practice to handling divorce, custody, parenting time, and support-related matters. Other areas of practice include estate planningcivil litigation, debt collection, and personal injury law.

A constant student of the law, Mr. Decker ensures his clients are provided with the most up-to-date legal strategies to achieve their desired outcomes. Mr. Decker currently resides in Livingston County with his wife, who teaches special education in the Howell public school system, and their three children.


  • Western Michigan University, B.A., Cum Laude
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

Bar Admission:

  • State of Michigan

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Howell Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Livingston Interdisciplinary Professional Association (L.I.P.A.)


Trusted Legal Advocates:
"When I met with Gerkin & Decker I immediately felt a sense of relief and knew I was in the right law office. Throughout my divorce they kept me informed every step of the way. They listened, understood, and devised appropriate strategy to successfully complete my divorce and get me the results I wanted..." Read More >