Jill M. Johnson

Jill M. Johnson

Kingston, New York
800-901-2525 (Toll Free)
800-639-1206 (Toll free)

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. I was pleased to have attained Dean's List every semester, and earned a nomination to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. After college, I attended Albany Law School, graduating cum laude in 1994. While attending law school, I worked at the busy Troy City Court on criminal matters.

After I was admitted to the practice of law in New York State, I relocated from the Capital District to the Hudson Valley, where I have lived since. My work at Ryan, Roach & Ryan is concentrated primarily in workers' compensation and appeals.

I enjoy writing. While I recognize that creativity is not usually associated with legal writing, I have learned through my work that creativity can be persuasive in legal memoranda and appeals as long as it is used with careful research and analysis. Outside of work I enjoy many outdoor activities from gardening to hiking with my dog.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • State & Municipal Employees
  • State Appellate Practice
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. cum laude
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean's List, Every Semester
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • Workers Compensation Insurance Carriers
  • Self-Insured Employers and Claimants

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ulster County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1993 - Present