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William F. Ryan, Jr.

William F. Ryan, Jr.

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Mary C. Marra, Legal Assistant

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BIO

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, the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, and the Hoosick Falls Central School District.

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 past 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.

EDUCATION

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1982, J.D.
  • Fordham University, London School of Economics, New York, New York, 1979, B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984
  • New York, 1983

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • 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 County Bar Association, 1984 – 1986
    Member, Real Property Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Section
    Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
    Member
  • Albany Law School Inns of Court
    Member
  • New York State School Boards Association

AWARDS

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Schools & Education

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • The Albany Institute of History and Art
    Past 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

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Town of Rensselaerville, Town Attorney, 2006 – 2007
  • Town of Knox, Town Attorney, 1992 – 1993