James F. Ryan, Jr.


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James F. Ryan, Jr. is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Trial practice
  • Personal injury law
  • Public contract law
  • Employment law
  • Property tax appeals
  • Zoning and planning
  • Matrimonial law


  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1990


  • New York University, Labor Law, LL.M., 1983
  • Seton Hall, J.D., 1974
  • Holy Cross, A.B., 1970


  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification

Special agencies

  • Counsel to the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

Associations and memberships

  • Hudson County Bar Association (Member, Probate and Equity Committee, 2007)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Representative cases

  • Frapaul Construction Co. v. Transportation Dep’t of N.J., 175 N.J. Super 84 (App. Div. 1981)
  • Palmisano v. Ehrig, 171 N.J. Super 310 (App. Div. 1979)
  • Bilankov v. Unempl. & Disab. Ins. Div. Rev. Bd., 190 N.J. Super 370 (App. Div. 1983)

Biographical details

  • Assistant Professor of Business Law, Rutgers Newark, 1979-1984
  • Law Secretary to Honorable Maurice A. Walsh, Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, 1974-1975
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Labor Law, Caldwell College, 1999
  • Special Ethics Master appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1996-2001
  • Member, Supreme Court, District VI Ethics Committee, 1986-1990; Chairman, 1989-1990
  • Public Advocate, Township of West Orange, 1989-1996
  • Member, Supreme Court’s District VI Fee Arbitration Committee, 1990-1995; Vice Chair, 1994; Chair, 1995
  • Arbitrator, Hudson County Superior Court Arbitration Program, 2006

Bogart Keane Ryan, L.L.C. serves clients in Hudson and Bergen Counties and throughout
New York and New Jersey.