Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP

To achieve the best possible disposition of civil liability claims, either by trial or negotiation, in accordance with the wishes of our clients.

About Us

Firm Resume

Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP was formed in 1982 by Robert Ryan, James Downes and Joseph Rende, all former prosecutors in Westchester County, New York, who subsequently practiced together at a civil litigation firm in White Plains, New York. From its inception, the firm’s specialties include personal injury, products liability, construction law, labor law, nursing home law, the defense of physicians, hospitals, nurses, dentists and other healthcare providers in State and Federal Courts, and representing healthcare providers before state licensing agencies pursuant to investigations or complaints.  The firm enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating given for legal ability and ethical standards). Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP has been listed by U.S. News and World Report as “Best Law Firm/Best Lawyers” (Tier 1) for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

The firm limits its practice to civil litigation with a concentration of 50% medical malpractice defense and 50% products liability, construction accidents and complex negligence and personal injury defense.

Our Methodology

What Sets Us Apart

Since its formation, Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP has earned the reputation as one of the preeminent, personal injury and medical malpractice defense firms in the greater New York area. Through our unparalleled experience, our attorneys have had unmatched success on behalf of our clients for years.

Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP is distinguished for being large enough to handle multiple claims/cases from numerous clients, yet small enough that the general contractors, municipalities, and commercial businesses, physicians, risk managers and hospital administrators become well acquainted with the individual attorney working on their case, while building a strong relationship with that attorney and our firm.

Finally, we fully appreciate the financial burden of lawsuits and strive to provide legal services in the most efficient and effective manner. It is by having a firm with attorneys who are prepared to try every case that will put you in the best position to achieve a favorable outcome. For those cases that should be settled at the outset, we work closely with our clients to try to effect the best possible financial resolution for that client.

Contact Us

Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP
Main Office
2 Westchester Park Drive, Suite 418
White Plains, New York 10604

Albany Office
120 Defreest Drive
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 914-681-0444
Fax: 914-681-0875