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450 New Karner Road
Albany, New York 12205Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 518-452-1800
Fax: 518-452-6435
E-Mail: albany@townelaw.com
www.townelaw.com
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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
General Casualty CompanyGlobal Indemnity Group, Inc.
IAT Insurance GroupMidrox Insurance Company
New York Municipal Insurance ReciprocalNew York Schools Insurance Reciprocal
United States Liability Insurance GroupZurich
Non-Insurance Clients
City of AuburnQuickChek
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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Susan F. Bartkowski
Albany, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998
Memberships:
  • New York State, Albany County and Saratoga County Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Education:
  • Wells College, B.A., 1987
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1990
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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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Associates
Megan M. ColleloCaitlin A. Goetz
Mark T. HoustonJohn A. Musacchio
Christopher W. Rust
Of Counsel
Robert H. CohenRobert H. Coughlin
Michael J. HannahJohn W. Liguori
Michael Rhodes-DeveyFrank B. Williams

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Service Areas
Cobleskill, New York46 miles
Poughkeepsie, New York80 miles
Saratoga Springs, New York32 miles
Bennington, Vermont38 miles
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