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Ryan M. Finn

also known as E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP

About me


Injuries caused by a serious accident or employment discrimination have far reaching consequences. Injured victims endure extraordinary pain, lost income, mounting bills and stress that not only causes suffering for the injured victim, but also their family.  I very much enjoy getting justice for my clients.


My business practice involves advice and counsel in Labor and Employment matters; employments agreements; and, high stakes commercial litigation involving breach of contract matters; noncompete litigation; construction disputes, and other general litigation.   I pride myself on giving my clients the close, personal attention necessary to resolve problems creatively and efficiently, while still maintaining a high level of skill and expertise.


Most lawyers actually fear going to trial. Convincing every client into a settlement may be easy and profitable for some lawyers but that is not the way I practice law. While a fair settlement is the preferred method of resolving disputes, I meticulously prepare each case as if it was going to trial, and I am not afraid to bring a case to trial if my opponent is unreasonable. I believe such an approach leads to better results for my clients.




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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    11 years
  2. Employment: 30%
    11 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    11 years
  4. Class Action: 10%
    11 years



Contingent (30-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP

28 Second St.
Troy, NY, 12180

511 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

7 Airport Park Blvd
Albany, NY, 12110

99 Pine Street
Suite 108
Albany, NY, 12207



NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40, New York StateNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Honored MemberSuper Lawyers2015
Honored MemberSuper Lawyers2014
Honored MemberSuper Lawyers2013
Justinian Honor SocietyAlbany Law School2005
Excellence in Civil ProcedureAlbany Law School2005
Excellence in Property LawAlbany Law School2005
Medal of ExcellenceAmerican Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyE. Stewart Jones Hacker & Murphy, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyBond Schoeneck & King2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Albany Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationCommercial and Federal Litigation SectionN/A
New York State Bar AssociationLabor and Employment Law SectionN/A
New York State Bar AssociationTrial Lawyer SectionN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationLabor Law CommitteeN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationGrieving Families/Wrongful Death Committee,N/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationGeneral Tort & Practice CommitteeN/A
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation SectionMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Natiional Academy of Personal Injury AttorneysTop ten lawyer New York State--under 40N/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1.75 Million Dollar RecoveryConfidential settlement before trial
Class Action Case Against Stewart's Shop Seeking 20+ millionCase pending
Class Action Case Against Suit-Kote Corporation Seeking 10+ MillionPending
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJuris Doctor (summa cum laude, Salutatorian)2005
Siena CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts and InsurancePremises Liability: Burden of Proof And Defenses2015
Human Resource law: What you need to knowFair Labor Standards Act2015
Damages in Personal InjuryNegotiating and Litigating the Damages2015
Damages in Personal InjuryQuantifying Damages2015
National Business InstituteExpert Testimony2014
National Business InstituteDamages2014
Practical Skills--The TrialExpert Testimony2013
National Business Institute CLEUnderstanding the Law of Damages2013
National Business Institute CLEPlantiffs Personal Injury From Start to Finish2013
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology Fall SymposiumFacebook Firing: The Intersection of Social Media, Employment, & Ethics2013
Employment Law UpdateADA and FMLA2011
Employment Law UpdateEmployment Discrimination2011
Basics of Civil Practice - The TrialExperts2011
Albany County Bar AssociationArticle 78 Proceedings2011
Practical Skills-How To Commence a Civil LawsuitThe Deposition2009