Ryan L. Gellman
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Buffalo, NY


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Ryan Gellman has been practicing with Colucci & Gallaher, P.C. since 1995, concentrating primarily on litigated matters.  He represents both plaintiffs and defendants at trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals.   Areas of practice include personal injury, commercial litigation, toxic torts including asbestos and securities disputes.   Mr. Gellman practices in state and federal courts, as well as in bankruptcy court and various other administrative courts.  Mr. Gellman graduated in 1989 from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics and a concentration on finance.  He graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo Law School in 1993 and graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Management in 1994 with an M.B.A.  He has been selected as Super Lawyer and as a 2013 Legal Elite of Western New York.  He is licensed to practice law in both New York and Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1993
  • The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Economics, concentration in Finance
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management
    • M.B.A. - 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Legal Elite of WNY, 2013 - present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Western NY Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Joseph A. Ables, Jr., Law Clerk, Attorney, 1992 to 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Allentown Village Society, 2014 to Present
  • American Jewish Committee, 2004 to 2010


  • Tau Epsilon Phi