Ryan D. Very, Esq.


Ryan D. Very, Esq.

Like his grandfather who practiced law before him, Ryan Very is a zealous Pittsburgh trial attorney who works tirelessly to assert his clients’ rights and promote justice.

A fourth-generation Pittsburgher, Mr. Very has represented hundreds of businesses and consumers in a wide range of civil litigation and criminal defense matters. He attended a top-twenty law school and, upon graduation, was awarded a fellowship at the American Civil Liberties Union, one of America’s most esteemed legal institutions. He worked at the Pennsylvania chapter, which legalized same-sex marriage state-wide. A proficient litigator, Mr. Very has negotiated hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil settlements and plea-bargained for the withdrawal of multiple felony charges at the first stage of a criminal proceeding. He has built a client-obsessed, results-driven practice that provides cost-effective strategies that maximize results and avoid preventable obstacles.

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Justice Brandeis
  • American Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Allegheny County Bar
  • J.D., Boston University
  • M.A., Boston University
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA
  • Supreme Court of PA
  • Arbitrator, Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania (2015-present)
  • Chair, County Referral Committee (2018-2023)
  • Member, ACLU Legal Committee (2013-present)
  • Member, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee (2021-present)
  • Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (2023-present)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • ACLU Law Fellow
Law Firm Results
  • Achieved $70,000 pain and suffering insurance settlement
  • Withdrew three felony burglary charges at first stage of proceeding in exchange for community service
  • Reunited falsely-accused father with children following unlawful and baseless CYS separation
  • Negotiated release of commercial lessee one year into five year lease for two months' rent and security deposit
  • Reduced property owner’s tax assessed value by $77,500
  • Negotiated withdrawal of five felony charges in theft matter
  • Litigated $0 award in seller disclosure suit
  • Granted motion for reconsideration based on an error of law for premature dismissal of defamation claims
  • Lifted parental public school ban
  • Awarded verdict piercing contractor's corporate veil
  • Settled two rape suits for nuisance damages, gag agreement, and zero-dollar withdrawal with prejudice on behalf of falsely accused teachers
  • $190,000 verdict in business fraud matter
  • $330,000 judgment in breach of contract matter, fully recovered
  • Not guilty jury verdict on three felony counts in access device fraud matter
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