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Ryan M. Finn Esq.

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Latham, New York

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Corporate Law and Business Litigation
  • 50% Personal Injury Litigation

Ryan provides a high level of personal service and commitment to understanding his clients' legal and business needs. Ryan prides himself on giving each client the close, personal attention necessary to resolve problems creatively and efficiently, while still maintaining the highest level of skill and expertise.

Ryan represents clients in a wide variety of corporate matters and litigation. He is involved in all aspects of trial court practice and appeals for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations. Ryan has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal court, and regularly appears before administrative agencies.

Clients choose Ryan because of his reputation for developing creative and effective solutions to their legal problems.

Ryan focuses on the following areas of law:

Business Law

Ryan concentrates his corporate practice in the fields of employment law, construction law, contracts, and commercial litigation, including:

  • Employment and separation agreements
  • Employment claims (Discrimination; Harassment; Retaliation; Wage & Hour)
  • Workplace investigations
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects and disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Business formation and dissolution
  • Business torts
  • Deceptive trade practices and false advertising
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Tortious interference with contracts
  • Business, employment and contractual relationships between healthcare providers
  • Shareholder withdrawal
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects and disputes

Health Care

Ryan has represented a number of Medical Practices, Physicians, and Hospitals providing comprehensive legal services including representation in regulatory compliance, physician employment agreements, labor and employment, corporate formation, and state and federal regulations such as the Anti-kickback Rule, False Claims Act, Stark Laws, and Anti-Mark-up Rule.

Personal Injury

Injuries caused by a serious accident or medical malpractice have far reaching consequences. Injured victims endure extraordinary pain, lost income, mounting medical bills and stress that not only causes suffering for the injured victim, but also their family.

Companies and individuals who must defend against personal injury lawsuits face their own challenges associated with claims of serious personal injury, especially when their insurance company threatens to disclaim coverage.

Ryan has extensive experience representing injured victims as well as companies and individuals that have been wrongfully blamed for negligence. Having such a balanced understanding gives Ryan prospective when fighting for his clients.

Most lawyers actually fear going to trial. Convincing every client into a settlement may be easy and profitable for some lawyers but that is not the way Ryan practices law. While a fair settlement is the preferred method of resolving disputes, Ryan meticulously prepares each case as if it was going to trial, and is not afraid to bring a case to trial if his opponent is unreasonable. Such an approach leads to better results for Ryan's clients.

Ryan has litigated the following types of personal injury claims:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Product liability
  • Defective products
  • Workplace injuries
  • Construction accidents (Labor Law 200, 240, and 241)
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and falls
  • Ice and snow-related injuries
  • Boating accidents
  • Insurance coverage disputes

Trucking Accidents

When a tractor-trailer is involved in an accident it is likely that the result is a devastating personal injury and/or wrongful death. Ryan has handled dozens of high exposure trucking accidents involving catastrophic injuries and understands the unique challenges associated with such claims, such as:

  • Trucking records and logs
  • On-scene investigation
  • Black box data recovery
  • Negligent hiring and supervision claims
  • Negligent maintenance claims
  • Overlapping insurance coverage disputes
  • Government regulations
  • Drug testing
  • Tractor maintenance
  • Trailer maintenance

Ryan understands the importance of emergency response and offers his clients the capability and willingness to travel to the scene of any accident to properly document and preserve critical evidence.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Justinian Honorary Law Society
    • Honors: Salutatorian
    • Law Review: Albany Law Review, Member
  • Siena College
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Justinian Honorary Law Society, Member
  • New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyer Section and Commercial and Federal Litigation Section), Member
  • Albany County Bar Association (Vice Chair Commercial/Appellate Practice Committee), Member
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking Law Committee; Commercial Litigation Committee; Product Liability Committee; Trial Tactics Committee; Construction Law Committee; and Employment Law Committee), Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

  • David R. Murphy

    David heads our commercial real estate and property tax law division. He has written extensively in the area of tax certiorari & more.

  • John F. Harwick

    Our business collection efforts are led by partner John Harwick. He has practiced in commercial litigation for more than 15 years. has extensive experience regarding real property executions, sheriff's sales and other collection-related topics.

  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

  • Cathy L. Drobny

    Cathy works in Property Tax Litigation before Administration Boards of Assessment Review and the New York State Courts.

Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
99 Pine Street, Suite 108
Albany NY 12207

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