Ward W. Ingalsbe III

Ward W. Ingalsbe III

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

I grew up in Kingston, New York, graduating from Kingston High School in 1976, and later from the University of Wyoming in 1980. After attending the Southwestern University School of Law I became a law clerk at Ryan Roach & Ryan in 1984. I was admitted to practice law in New York in 1987, and have remained at Ryan Roach & Ryan as a partner concentrating in personal injury and defense litigation.

Many of my clients are disabled or injured, and I find it rewarding to obtain benefits, money settlements and verdicts that strengthen their short term and long term financial security. I value working closely with my clients and the challenge of creating legal strategies to work out individual concerns. I am proud to be a partner in a law firm that has a long tradition of helping people throughout the Hudson Valley.

I am passionate about the Hudson River. I am a past President of the Hudson River Maritime Museum, a museum dedicated to preservation and education of the maritime heritage of the Hudson River. I am also a past President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, a vital community youth organization known as "the positive place for kids". I am a member of the Ulster County, New York State and American Bar Associations.

My wife and I live in West Hurley with our three young children. We enjoy many outdoor pursuits including skiing, sailing, windsurfing, biking and hiking.

Areas of Practice

  • Animal Bites -- Defense
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Estate Administration
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wills
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California - 1983
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
    • B.S.
    • Major: Agricultural Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hudson River Maritime Museum, Trustee/Past President, 2000 - Present
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, Director/Past President, 1988 - 2004
  • Ulster County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member