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"Using skill and work ethic to efficiently obtain positive results for clients is the ultimate goal—my success is their success."



Ryan primarily concentrates his practice on commercial and tort litigation in both state and federal courts, representing businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals. He has experience managing cases at multiple stages of civil litigation, including preliminary injunctive relief, pleadings, motion practice, trial, post-judgment enforcement, and appeal.

Ryan additionally has experience handling matters involving insurance coverage, intellectual property, and construction law.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York


  • Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a $15 million commercial suit.
  • Attained a large settlement during the jury trial of fraud action.
  • Obtained pre-discovery discontinuance of two companion personal injury suits for a major client.
  • Assisted in obtaining the settlement of a commercial matter involving a third-party administrator.
  • Successfully collected a large judgment against a difficult debtor for a business client.
  • Commenced and completed a large commercial foreclosure proceeding.
  • Won a significant motion for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint, including over $300,000 in interest accrual.
  • Provided support in judicial-dissolution action for a major local law firm.
  • Involved in multiple commercial actions concerning family business disputes.
  • Obtained various settlements in premises-liability, motor vehicle accident, and collection actions.

Prior Experience

  • Duke, Holzman, Photiadis & Gresens LLP, Associate
  • US District Court for the Western District of New York to Chief Judge William M. Skretny, Judicial Extern
  • Kings County NYS Supreme Court to Supervising Matrimonial Judge Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Judicial Intern
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Legal Writing and Research Fellow
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Research Assistant
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Legal Intern

Selected Community Activities

  • BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund, President’s Council Member

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Personal Injury – Products: Defense, 2018
  • Burton Award, National Distinguished Student Writing Award for “Snap and Destroy: Preservation Issues for Ephemeral Communications,” 2015
  • Buffalo Law Review, Carlos C. Alden Award, 2015
  • Buffalo Law Review, Justice Philip Halpern Award, 2015

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