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Edward P. Ryan
email: ed@edwardpryanlawfirm.com
auto accident attorney Albany, NY

In the 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.

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 is a former United States Army officer (1st Lieutenant, Field Artillery) and a Vietnam-era veteran, having attended law school on the G.I. Bill and a New York State Regents Scholarship for Veterans. Ed is also a CPA and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

Ed is married to Diane Deveines Ryan, M.D. and they have two children, a son who is also a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a daughter who is a recent college graduate.

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.

Christopher P. Meyer
email: chrismeyer@edwardpryanlawfirm.com
construction accident attorney Albany, NY

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.