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  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York and District of Colorado

B.A., University at Buffalo, State University of New York 

J.D., magna cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law

Ryan is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in three major areas. First, he represents manufacturers and suppliers defending product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout New York and the United States. Ryan has litigated numerous catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims through to successful completion involving a variety of products, including agricultural equipment, construction vehicles and equipment, turf and lawn care products, power tools, commercial drilling equipment, household products, food products, and medical devices. Ryan also counsels these clients in risk management and liability prevention.

Second, Ryan represents a variety of businesses and industries in commercial litigation. He has handled cases involving dealer and supply agreements, license agreements, and other forms of breach of contract claims. He successfully represented a software company in California federal court against an insurance company’s claim of a failed system implementation alleging commercial damages in the tens of millions of dollars. Ryan has also developed a particular expertise in prosecuting and defending contractual indemnity and insurance claims for his business and insurance clients, as it may relate to first or third-party claims for liability.

Third, Ryan defends public and private sector employers in lawsuits involving state and federal discrimination and harassment claims. He also counsels these clients on employment matters involving the use of social media, rights of privacy and publicity, and protecting the company against reputational damage, including defamation actions.   

Honors

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), 2018
  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Defense Research Institute

Community & Pro Bono

  • Crisis Services board of directors
  • Pro Se Assistance Program, W.D.N.Y.