Lynch Schwab, PLLC

2700 Bellevue Avenue
Syracuse NY 13219
Phone: (315) 471-1318
Fax: (315) 471-1409

State Towers
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany New York 12207
Phone: (518) 591-4664
Fax: (315) 471-1409

Ryan L. Abel

Of Counsel

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Mr. Abel graduated magna cum laude in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York, College at Cortland.  He also received his Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2003.

Mr. Abel has fourteen years of experience as a litigator.  Most recently, he has devoted nearly all of his practice to the defense of municipalities in civil litigation and trials, including civil rights, motor vehicle accidents, school liability, premises liability, highway engineering and highway design.  Mr. Abel also has considerable experience in commercial litigation, as well as in the defense of medical malpractice actions on behalf of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, nurses, mid-level care providers, and other health care organizations.

Mr. Abel has had considerable success in appellate and motion practice.  He has had a success rate of over 85% in writing and arguing dispositive motions in defending liability claims against municipalities, and close to 100% in arguing appeals.  Mr. Abel has appeared several times before the Court of Appeals, including an appeal where it reversed both the trial court and the unanimous Fourth Department.  He also has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Third and Fourth Departments.

Mr. Abel is admitted to practice in the Courts of New York State and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association.