Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


450 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15072, Albany, NY 12212

Established: 2009

Practice Areas

  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Daycare Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Estate Litigation
  • Garage Liability
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Defense
  • Governmental Liability
  • Indian Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Police Liability Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Public Officials Defense
  • School Law
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Slip and Fall
  • Tribal Law
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Policy Liability Defense

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About Us

Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. is the largest New York State-certified Women-owned Business Enterprise ("WBE") law firm in Upstate New York, providing defense to insurance carriers and self-insured clients. The Firm has argued cases in state, federal, trial and appellate courts on behalf of private and public organizations and their insurance carriers.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • City of Auburn
  • QuickChek
  • Stewart's Shops Corp.

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Personnel Information

Principals


Claudia A. Ryan

Albany, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American, New York State, Albany and Saratoga County Bar Associations
  • New York Women's Bar Association
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • LeMoyne University, B.A. (cum laude), 1976
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1979

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James T. Towne, Jr.

Albany, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1976
  • Vermont, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Designated Arbitrator and Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator, Dispute Resolution Program, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York

Memberships:
  • American (Section of Trial Counsel, Corporate, Banking and Business Law), New York State and Vermont Bar Associations
  • Albany County, Saratoga County, Warren County and Rensselaer County Bar Associations
  • Federal Bar Council and Foundation
  • American Arbitration Association (1981-2000; Panel of Arbitrators, Commercial and Construction Panels)
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Education:
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1971
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1975

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Associate Attorneys



Joseph A. Coticchio

Caitlin A. Goetz

John A. Musacchio

Christopher W. Rust

Christine E. Taylor

Samantha Vedder


Of Counsel



Robert H. Cohen

Robert H. Coughlin

Michael J. Hannah

Michael Rhodes-Devey


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Service Areas

Cobleskill, New York 46 miles

Saratoga Springs, New York 32 miles

Bennington, Vermont 38 miles

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