Recent Firm News:
Edward P Ryan Law Firm Celebrates 35th Anniversary
NY Law Firm Reminds Drivers to Refrain from Texting While Driving
Edward P. Ryan Law Firm Announces New Mobile Version of Website
Albany Attorneys Celebrate 20 Years in Business Alliance
Albany Law Firm Announces Retirement of Key Employee
Edward P. Ryan Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney, Elizabeth Lynch
In recent years, we were able to attain several millions of dollars either by verdict
or negotiated settlement for the benefit of our injured clients.
It is our policy not to settle a case too soon or for too little,
but we never forget that the client is “the captain of the
ship” and his or her decision is the final one as to whether
to take an offer or go to a jury verdict.
The overwhelming majority of cases ultimately settle prior to a jury
verdict. While we are committed to obtaining a verdict if the settlement offer from the insurance
company is inadequate, the statistics provided directly from the New York State Office of Court
Administration show that in our four county area less than one percent of cases started with the filing
of an index number actually result in a verdict.
Past results do not constitute assurances as to the outcome of
The firm continues its long-standing commitment to charitable efforts on behalf
of education in general and training for the law in particular.
In addition to efforts on behalf of La Salle Institute, Ed has enthusiastically
supported programs at both Fordham Law and Siena College.
At Fordham Law, Ed was one of the founding contributors to the
Francis J. Mulderig National Scholars program which is dedicated
to bringing talented and deserving law students to Fordham from
throughout the United States who otherwise would be unable to attend,
thereby enriching the student body as a whole.
At Siena, Ed helped endow the “Jurist in Residence Program”
by which an esteemed Jurist provides guidance to students as they
decide on legal careers and navigate through the law school selection
process. The present Jurist in Residence is the Honorable Larry J. Rosen. Judge Rosen served as Albany city court judge from 1985-1995 and Albany county court judge from 1996-2001. Judge Rosen, a graduate of Duke University School of Law, has been in private practice since 2001, serving as New York Senate minority counsel from 2001-2005 and has chaired the City of Albany Charter Revision Commission.
Another charitable endeavor includes a joint attorney/insurance
adjuster Habitat for Humanity Project. Ed and other personal injury
lawyers have joined with local insurance adjusters to provide and
construct a home for a needy family. Besides the charitable nature
of the effort, it “breaks the ice” with those who have
much to do with the evaluation and settlement of cases.
Ed and his wife have established a $100,000.00 scholarship at
Fordham Law School specifically dedicated to help graduates of
Siena College attend the school.