Harry R. Ryan

Practice Areas:

Mr. Ryan's primary area of concentration is in civil litigation:

He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict over the past 40 years in both State and Federal courts.

A former U.S. Olympic Ski Team member, Mr. Ryan has represented ski areas and ski-related manufacturers, ski academies, industries, and individuals.  Mr. Ryan is a Trustee of the Killington Mountain School and co-founded the Pico Ski Education Foundation.  He was inducted into the VARA Ski Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Ryan has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest "AV" Preeminent rating.  He is listed in "Best Lawyers® in America" for Legal Malpractice — Defense and Personal Injury Litigation - Plantiff, New England Super Lawyers, and is recognized by VT Business Magazine as a Vermont Top Lawyer.

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Northern New England Defense Counsel Association
  • Rutland County Bar Association


  • Admitted to Bar, State of Vermont, 1975
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1975
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975
  • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Killington Mountain School Board of Directors
  • Pico Ski Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Killington Mountain Foundation, Inc.--Killington World Cup Committee, Founder and Director


  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1972
  • Boston College, J.D., 1975