ALBANY, N.Y. (August 22, 2016) – Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. is proud to announce that Principal Claudia A. Ryan has been recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Albany.
Each year, the “Lawyer of the Year” awards are presented to a single lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback for each practice area and designated metropolitan area. The attorneys selected for this recognition have received particularly outstanding ratings in the peer surveys for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
A practicing attorney for nearly 36 years, this marks Ms. Ryan’s first recognition by Best Lawyers.
Ms. Ryan, President and one of the founding partners of Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. – the largest New York State certified Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm in Upstate New York – devotes a large part of her practice to labor and employment law. She is recognized across New York State and the region as a leader in the employment practices field and enjoys a long established reputation for success across a broad client base which includes several municipalities, school districts, automobile dealerships and other employers, large and small.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”