Kevin M. Ryan

Supervising Attorney for Health Care Department - New York Offices
Of Counsel

Kevin represents physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers in medical and dental malpractice matters. He also represents physicians and dentists in disciplinary proceedings. Kevin also serves as the supervising attorney for the Health Care Department in the firm's New York offices.

Kevin also focuses a portion of his practice on defending construction contractors, building owners, cleaning and security contractors, and other entities in premises liability actions. In addition, he has represented employers in actions brought under ERISA.

After 16 years of government service, Kevin earned his J.D. and joined Hartford Insurance Company as staff counsel, where he was responsible for litigating auto, premises and construction liability cases. He thereafter joined Jones Hirsch Connors Miller & Bull, where he spent the next 26 years defending negligence claims at trial.

Kevin practices in metropolitan New York, including all counties of New York City and Long Island. He has also defended clients in counties to the north, including Albany. Kevin has commenced numerous jury trials and taken almost 30 verdicts, the majority in favor of his clients.

Significant Representative Matters

Defense verdict for a building owner alleged to have violated Section 240 of the Labor Law by a plaintiff who fell from a 4-inch wide steel joist while removing subflooring during the remediation of vinyl asbestos tiles.

Defense verdict for a vascular surgeon whose patient died of a pulmonary embolism two weeks after surgical repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Defense verdict for a hospital for a patient who developed, and allegedly died from, sepsis caused by an infected pressure ulcer.

Defense verdict for a primary care physician for failure to diagnose metastatic prostate cancer causing death.

Defense verdict for a gastroenterologist for failing to discover a cancerous jeunal polyp, which spread to the liver and caused the death of a patient with familial adenamtous polyposis.

Defense verdict for a hospital for a visitor who slipped and fell in a cafeteria and fractured a hip that required surgical repair.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Pitfalls of Pressure Ulcer Litigation, Health Care Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 9, 2016

Legal Liabilities: The Ins and Outs of Pressure Ulcer Malpractice, Shining the Light on Wound Care: A Multidisciplinary Wound Care Symposium, NS-LIJ Health System-Hofstra Medical School, 2014

Interior Premises Liability, 2005 Update and Overview on Premises Liability, New York State Bar Association CLE, 2005

Military Service

U.S. Navy, 1969-1977

Admissions
New York
1986
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
1986
U.S. Supreme Court
2004
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
2011
Education
Hunter College of the City University of New York (B.S., 1981)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1985)
Associations & memberships
New York State Bar Association
Bar Association of Nassau County
Year joined
2014