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John D. Dunne


Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Real Estate Residential 
  • Real Estate Commercial
  • Workers' Compensation Injured Workers
  • Workers' Compensation Defense for Uninsured Employers
  • Vehicle & Traffic Matters

I am a lifelong resident of Upstate, New York where I graduated from Siena College in 2006 and Albany Law School in 2009.  Since being admitted to practice law in 2010, I've focused on creating long term relationships with my clients, usually individuals and small businesses, and helping them solve their legal problems.  Most of my practice is devoted to workers' compensation matters, real estate deals, appellate work, commercial/contractual disputes, as well as representing businesses of all sizes on a variety of issues. 

I recognize that when someone seeks advice from an attorney, they may be experiencing some anxiety and vulnerability related to their legal issue.  My job is to relieve that stress by developing and implementing a plan to help the client achieve a favorable result.  Since arriving at Ryan, Roach & Ryan, I've worked alongside an excellent team of attorneys and staff to help carry on a tradition of helping people and businesses navigate their most challenging legal issues. 

I currently teach Business Law as an adjunct professor for my Alma Matter, Siena College.  Prior to working for Ryan, Roach, and Ryan, I was a small business owner and while in law school I worked for the NYS Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection.  

Outside of work, I get no greater joy than spending time and traveling with my family.  Some of our favorite destinations include Lake Placid, NY and Cape Cod, MA.  I love many sports and am a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Houston Rockets, and Michigan football.  I enjoy cooking and playing cards for fun although I promise I am a better attorney than poker player.  

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2010


  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York
    J.D., 2009
  • Siena College, Loudonville, New York
    B.A. Political Science, cum laude
    December, 2005

Representative Clients

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ulster County Bar Association, Member, 2011 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2010 – Present

Representative Cases

Matter of Gasparro v Hospice of Dutchess County 2018 NY Slip Op 07815  (3d Dep't 2018)   (Where the Court addressed whether New York's Medical Treatment Guidelines apply to claimant's who treat outside New York State)

Duncan v. John Wiley & Sons, 2016 NY Slip Op 01881 (3d Dep't 2016)​   (Where the Appellate Court addressed whether claimant's benefits can be suspended for failing to submit to an in-​home IME and whether the Board has the authority to order an IME in claimant's home.)​

Cassaro v. Horton, 89 AD3d 1288 (3d Dep't 2011)​   (Where the Appellate Court decided whether a claimant – a construction worker- was an employee or independent contractor of the alleged uninsured employer)

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