New York Super Lawyers Magazine Recognizes Two Attorneys at Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C.

Aug 26, 2014

Albany, N.Y. (August 25, 2014) – Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., Upstate New York’s largest NYS certified WBE law firm, is pleased to announce that, for the fifth year in a row, three attorneys at the firm have been recognized in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication, as being in the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York.

Firm principals Claudia A. Ryan (Employment & Labor) and James T. Towne, Jr. (Business Litigation) have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Upstate New York for 2014.

In addition, principal Claudia A. Ryan was named on the list of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in the 2013 New York Super Lawyers – Upstate magazine, a very proud designation for the largest NYS certified WBE law firm in Upstate New York, and she, along with James Towne, appears on the list of the Top 25 Hudson Valley Lawyers in the same edition. This is the third consecutive year Ms. Ryan has appeared on these lists and Mr. Towne’s first appearance on the Top 25 Hudson Valley Lawyers List.

Mr. Towne has appeared annually on the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list since 2007, and Ms. Ryan has appeared annually on the list since 2010.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010, Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.