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Ryan Edward Manley

Criminal defense Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Ryan

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My practice focuses on defending the rights of the accused and those suffering from physical or business related injuries.  I have tried and argued cases in New York State Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as New York Federal Courts including the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  

As a former Assistant District Attorney and State Assistant Attorney General, I utilize my prior experience and success litigating on behalf of the government to zealously advocate for my clients in criminal and civil matters throughout the State of New York.

As a felony prosecutor, I tried numerous cases to verdict while assigned to the Special Victims Unit. I have also conducted hearings and trials in local courts throughout the region, primarily in the area of DWI law.

As an Assistant Attorney General, I was assigned to the Litigation Bureau where I represented a state agency and its employees in all stages of civil litigation including investigations, motion practice, witness preparation, depositions and trials.  

My experience in both the private and public sectors allows me to evaluate your case from multiple angles so that I can assist you in crafting creative solutions for your complex legal challenges.  

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Posted by Patricia | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney
Ryan is fair, honest and highly professional in his representation of his clients. He throughly explains the law and what to expect (possible outcomes). His work represents a stellar example of what to seek when looking for an excellent attorney.
Posted by Kate | May 22, 2019
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Highly recommend.
I have consulted with Ryan on one case and have hired him for another case. Both times, he was very thorough in explaining the law, possible outcomes and the general process. He was knowledgable and helpful. Prompt in his responses and I would not hesitate to hire him again in the future.
Posted by Adam | May 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I wouldn’t hesitate to call again!
I haven’t received a ticket in over 10 years... and then I received two with in a year. I contacted Mr. Manley and he was able to reduce both my tickets and stop me from earning points on my license. Mr. Manley was punctual, courteous, and very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2019
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Great Experience
Ryan was very thorough and worked in a very timely manner to address this case. Overall, it was a great experience working with Ryan and I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance with any legal issues. Very professional attorney and takes care of his clients.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harris, Conway & Donovan, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of New York, Attorney General
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General, Litigation Bureau
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Albany County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Albany County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2015
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  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Chair of Admissions
  • 2020 - Present
  • City of Troy Ethics Commission
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Ryan for over 4 years. He consistently provides his clients with the highest level of skill, service and compassion. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ryan is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable. I have known Ryan for years and have litigated a number of cases with him when he was a prosecutor. He understands the law and is a very effective litigator. I would strongly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Manley because he is a fine attorney and a highly ethical person. I have litigated against him and he is a fighter for his client but was still able to work out a resolution which benefited both parties. I would recommend him to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a great lawyer and an even better person. Highly recommend."
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Albany Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Edward Manley
Ryan Edward Manley
Criminal defense Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 11 years
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