Christopher W. Rust


Christopher W. Rust is an associate attorney who focuses his practice on personal injury and litigation matters.  He has extensive practice experience in motor vehicle accident, premises liability, and construction site injury litigation.  He clerked for the Honorable Anita R. Florio, Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, prior to admission to practice in New York.

He began his practice with a well-established general practice firm in Bronx, New York, where he gained extensive personal injury and insurance defense litigation experience in all of the courts in New York City and the surrounding suburbs.  Mr. Rust has worked in the areas of premises liability, elevator liability, New York Labor Law, insurance defense and subrogation, and general liability.  Immediately prior to coming to work for Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., Mr. Rust clerked for the Honorable Judith A. Hard, Justice of the Court of Claims in Albany.



  • Pace University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 2008
  • San Jose State University, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2009
  • Connecticut, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Business Referral Group
  • Member, The Federalist Society’s Lawyers Division
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Residents Encounter Christ
  • Member, Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Member, Schenectady County Bar Association