Ryan T. Donovan

Photograph of Partner Ryan T. DonovanManaging Partner Ryan T. Donovan focuses his practice on commercial disputes, personal injury litigation and representing New York State employees in Civil Rights actions. Mr. Donovan has handled all aspects of civil litigation, including motion and trial practice in both New York State and federal courts. He has also successfully argued cases at both State and Federal appellate courts.

Mr. Donovan has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, including dissolution of businesses, breach of contract litigation, fraud claims, employment discrimination claims and non-compete agreements. For more than 20 years He has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases from inception through trial. Mr. Donovan has represented clients in administrative hearings, arbitrations and trials throughout New York State as well.

Mr. Donovan served as general counsel to an international craft beer importer and managed litigation throughout the United States. Primarily managing the defense and prosecution of complex disputes involving distribution agreements and constitutional commerce clause issues.

Since 2018 Mr. Donovan has served a Mediator for the United States District Court for the Northen District. He has also served as an Arbitrator for employment and commercial cases.

Mr. Donovan served as President of the Albany County Bar Association in 2023, Member of the House of Delegates for the NYSBA in 2020 and been a member of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2000. In 2009 he was appointed a Member of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School and in 2010 was elected as President of the National Alumni Association.

Mr. Donovan served as Bethlehem Town Justice from 2006 to 2024, presiding over thousands of criminal and civil cases. In 2011 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

Mr. Donovan currently lives in Delmar with his wife and three children.