Law Offices of Joseph W. Ryan Jr.

Law Offices of Joseph W. Ryan Jr.

Providing counsel to the legal profession, corporations and individual litigants in Courthouses located on Long Island involving a wide range of criminal and civil areas of law, the Law Offices of Joseph W. Ryan, Jr. have performed these services based upon forty years experience in the practice of law.

As a former federal and state prosecutor and defense attorney with substantial trial experience in newsworthy and celebrated cases, Mr. Ryan and his associates offer clients prompt, full and caring attention at reasonable cost in matters most deeply affecting their clients’ lives with experience ranging from plaintiff personal injury actions to the defense of RICO actions in both federal and state courts.

This website will familiarize the reader with a proven record of expertise in areas of law relevant to the reader’s inquiry.

To schedule a consultation regarding any of the above matters contact the Law Offices of Joseph W. Ryan Jr., 631-629-4968.

Criminal and Civil

Criminal and Civil

We provide expert defense in all phases of federal and state criminal practice, including investigations, plea negotiations, trials, sentencing proceedings, post-conviction relief, and appeals.

Areas of Liability

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We provide defense in disciplinary proceedings against professionals, including attorneys, physicians, accountants, and judges, an area in which Mr. Ryan has previously practiced from the prosecution side.


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We are conveniently located in Suffolk County on Long Island.
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225 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 629-4968

(631) 629-4969

(631) 629-4970 Fax


In 2016, an attorney was removed as Permanent Receiver of a $15 million dollar charitable foundation for self-dealing. As a result oF NEWSDAY articles suggesting improper conduct, Mr. Ryan was appointed by the Surrogate of Nassau County to conduct an inquiry into the attorney's conduct. That effort resulted in a lengthy decision outlining the reasons for his removal. Matter of Kermit Gitenstein Found. Inc., 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3920
In December 2011, a 45-year-old lawyer was acquitted by a federal jury of bank fraud charges arising out of a $16 million dollar loss suffered by a bank on a line-of-credit loan agreement. The prosecution unsuccessfully attempted to connect and convict the lawyer for participating in his client's scheme, in a trial that lasted four weeks before the Brooklyn federal court. More Notable Criminal Cases
In September 2011, a $200,000 settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of an ophthalmologist-client who was the victim of an embezzlement scheme perpetrated by his office manager over a three-year period. The lawsuit, instituted in the Nassau County Supreme Court, was brought against the client's accounting firm which failed to detect the embezzlement scheme. Between the settlement monies and restitution imposed in the criminal proceeding against the embezzler, the client will have recovered his total loss appropriating $300,000. More Notable Civil Cases
$2,5OO,OOO was recovered for the client upon a jury verdict in a personal injury case where the defendant's vehicle struck the client while riding his bicycle in New York City. More Notable Civil Cases
The BPA Case charged eight individuals, including the former Deputy Nassau County Executive with bribery, money laundering and tax fraud before the Federal Court in Central Islip. More Notable Criminal Cases