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Ryan J. Byrnes


Ryan Byrnes is an associate in the firm's Litigation Department, where his practice focuses primarily on the defense of general liability, product liability, toxic/environmental tort and mass tort actions for major insurers and private companies. He has acted as defense counsel on several types of toxic tort cases, including those arising from claims of exposure to asbestos and diacetyl. His responsibilities include preparing pre- and post-trial motions, conducting depositions and assisting in various stages of the trial process. 

Past Experience

While attending law school, Mr. Byrnes interned for the Honorable Ned Rosenberg in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Civil Division. Mr. Byrnes served as executive editor of the law school’s student newspaper and published an article on copyright law in an entertainment law journal produced by the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Mr. Byrnes practiced at a boutique law firm, where his experience included various commercial litigation and transactional matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Regional Leader, University of Richmond Alumni Association, New York City Chapter
  • Member, Kappa Sigma Fraternity Alumni, Greater New York City Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • “Give My Regards to the United States Copyright Office? A Determination of Whether Copyright Protection Should Be Extended To Stage Directions” Ariz. St. Sports & Ent. L.J. (2011)