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Edward P. Ryan
email: ed@edwardpryanlawfirm.com

In the more than thirty years that Ed Ryan has appeared before local juries, he has tried a number of different types of cases to verdict ranging from malpractice and product liability to felony murder. He has appeared in court primarily in upstate New York, but he attained a sizable verdict in a fraudulent estate case in Surrogate’s Court, New York County (Manhattan) and has successfully appeared in court in Los Angeles, California, Oakland County, Michigan and Palm Beach County, Florida.

On May 1, 2008, Ed obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $1,040,000 for roadwork site injuries.

Ed obtained a verdict including post-appeal interest against Wal-Mart, Inc. for in excess of $700,000.00 on behalf of a shopper who was injured by falling merchandise and in a highway design case involving a brain injured client, the recovery from the insurance carriers and the State of New York totaled $936,000.00 on what had initially been a case with a minimum policy of $25,000.00. Another brain injury case, for example, involved a $5.2 million dollar structured settlement for an infant who fell from a defectively built stairway.

In recent years Ed and Christopher Meyer (see below) have attained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured workers.

Often it is necessary to use experts in such fields as tire safety and OSHA regulations, vocational evaluators, economists and specialists in various medical fields, particularly neurosurgery and orthopedics.

Ed is a Diplomate of the The American Association for Justice, a distinction awarded to fewer than 1% of all trial lawyers.

Ed is a 1969 graduate of Siena College and a 1977 graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He served as a U.S. Army officer and attended law school on the G.I. Bill and a New York State Regents scholarship as a Vietnam-era veteran. Between active duty and reserve obligations, he fulfilled a nine-year military commitment (1969-1978).

Ed is married to Diane Deveines Ryan, M.D. and they have two children, a son who is also a graduate of Fordham Law School and practices downstate in the areas of patent and trademark litigation and a daughter who is a graduate student.

Ed previously served a seven-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of La Salle Institute in Troy, New York, a Christian Brothers college preparatory high school, and served as chair of the school’s scholarship fund appeal.

Ed served as the legal analyst to WRGB Channel 6, the Albany area network affiliate of CBS. Click on the links below to view the videos.

Click on a link to view two of the videos. (CBS 6 can provide copies of any segment upon request for a fee.)

Ed Ryan Video 1

Ed Ryan Video 2

TOPICS
ED RYAN – WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS
WRGB – Channel 6
03/25/09 Wrap-up
03/18/09 Wrongful Death Cases – What Needs to be Done
03/11/09 Major Victory for Plaintiffs (Wyeth v. Levine)
03/04/09 Property Owners’ Responsibility – Snow and Ice (CPM)
02/25/09 Hurt in an Auto Accident – Who Pays My Medical Bills?
02/18/09 Employment Rights in a Tough Economy
02/11/09 Cyber-bullying
02/04/09 Supreme Court Decision Excusing Police Mistakes – 4th Amendment
01/28/09 Changes in Medicaid Rules May Pose Stark Choice for the Chronically Ill
01/21/09

Caregiver Agreements – Relatives Can Be Paid to Look After Elderly

01/14/09

Midnight Regulations

01/07/09

Slips and Falls on City Sidewalks – Do I Have a Case?

12/31/08 New Year’s Resolutions
12/24/08 Slips and Falls on Snow and Ice
12/17/08 Ice Storm Damage
12/10/08 Layoffs Hit Law Firms – But There Will Be No Bailout
12/03/08 Plaxico’s Problems
11/26/08 Judges’ Pay
11/19/08 Surveillance Cameras – Right to Privacy
11/12/08 Gun Control
11/05/08 Tort Reform
10/29/08 Winter in Albany
10/22/08 The Effect of the Presidential Election on the Legal System
10/15/08 - No Appearance -
10/08/08

What Do I Do If My Child Is Hurt at School?  (CPM)

10/01/08 Wall Street – Do I Have a Case?
09/24/08

Medical Malpractice

09/17/08 Hurt By a Drunk Driver (CPM)
09/10/08 OJ (in Vegas)
09/03/08 State vs. Federal Court
08/27/08 Staten Island Ferry
08/20/08 Expert Witnesses
08/13/08 Choosing a Jury
08/06/08 EPR’s Cases of Note
07/30/08 Appeals
07/23/08 How Are Awards Determined?
07/16/08

What Is a Personal Injury?

07/09/08 Product Liability (Prescriptions/Medical Devices)
07/02/08 Construction Site Injuries
06/25/08 Using Private Insurance for Healthcare Post Injury
06/18/08 SUM Coverage
06/11/08 Defective Sidewalks (CPM)
06/04/08

Motor Vehicle Accidents

05/28/08 Sports Injuries II
05/21/08

Sports Injuries I

05/14/08 Predatory Lending – Pre-Trial/Settlement Loans
05/07/08 Dog Bites (CPM)
04/30/08 Veterans Rights II
04/23/08 Veterans Rights I
04/16/08 Motor Vehicle Accidents
04/09/08 SSD
04/02/08 PI
07/05/07 Trees Falling on Neighbor’s Property
06/27/07 Kids Jumping Off Bridge
06/19/07 Attorney Advertising

 


Christopher P. Meyer
email: chrismeyer@edwardpryanlawfirm.com

Christopher P. Meyer, a graduate of Union College and Hofstra Law School, has been with the firm since 1995.

Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986, he is qualified to practice in the New York Eastern and Northern Districts of the U.S. Federal Court as well.

Chris started his legal career with the Nassau County Attorney's Office in Long Island as a trial attorney in its Litigation Bureau. There he defended and litigated personal injury cases brought against the County and handled a caseload of over 200 claims.

In 1988 he moved on to the firm of MacDonald and O'Connor as a defense attorney representing General Accident Insurance Company in venues throughout downstate New York. During that time he also served as Prosecutor for the Village of South Floral Park and was later elected its Village Justice. In 1991 Chris moved to the Capital District with his family to be part of a newly formed defense counsel office for General Accident and was thereafter promoted to Senior Trial Attorney. With that office he litigated cases across upstate New York involving construction accidents, defective products, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, fire damage and other types of injury suits.

In 1995 Chris began working with Ed representing injured clients in all aspects of their personal injury claims. While located in Albany, he has represented clients from Plattsburgh to Rochester. His knowledge in defending and pursuing personal injury cases has given him unique insight as to how to deal with insurance companies and their defense counsel most effectively. Coupled with his extensive trial experience, Chris will know the ideal course of action in order to maximize a client's recovery in any type of personal injury case, big or small.