Bar Admissions

New York, 1983

U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2012U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990

U.S. Tax Court, 1984


Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1982, J.D.

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Fordham University, London School of Economics, New York, New York, 1979, B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude

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Mary C. Marra

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William Ryan is one of the leading municipal attorneys in New York State. He has decades of experience representing municipal clients in employment disputes, union negotiations, tax certiorari proceedings, water and sewer district planning, and general litigation. He has served as counsel to Columbia County, the Town of Ulster, the Town of New Hartford, the South Colonie Central School District, the North Colonie Central School District, and the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. In addition, Mr. Ryan is counsel to the New York State Association of School Business Officials.

Mr. Ryan also has decades of experience representing clients in personal injury cases and commercial litigation. He has attained notable accomplishments, securing multiple recoveries for plaintiffs in excess of $1,000,000. Recent successes include two wrongful death cases with recoveries in the amounts of $925,000.00 and $600,000.00.

In addition to his employment, Mr. Ryan is also involved in the community. A former Trustee for the Albany Public Library, Mr. Ryan now serves on the Board of Directors for the Police Athletic League in Albany, New York; the Finance Committee for the Church of All Saints; and is a Trustee of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Mr. Ryan volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister at the Church of All Saints and at St. Peter’s Hospital.


Albany County Bar Association, 1984 – 1986
Member, Real Property Committee

New York State Bar Association, Trial Section


New York State Trial Lawyers Association


American Trial Lawyers Association


Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department Committee on Professional Standards
Member, June 28, 2013 – March 31, 2019

Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department Committee on Character and Fitness
Member, 2003 – March 3, 2013

Albany Law School Inns of Court

New York State School Boards Association


AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Schools & Education


Albany Institute of History and Art
Member, Board of Trustees

Albany Public Library Board of Trustees (Past member)

Police Athletic League, Albany, New York
Member, Board of Directors

Finance Committee, Church of All Saints


Town of Knox, Town Attorney, 1992 – 1993

Town of Rensselaerville, Town Attorney, 2006 – 2007


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