Ryan D. Very, Esq.

Proprietor

Like his grandfather who predeceased his birth, Ryan Very is a zealous trial attorney who asserts rights and promotes justice. A fourth-generation Pittsburgher, Mr. Very has represented hundreds of businesses and consumers in a wide-variety of civil litigation and criminal defense matters. He attended a top-twenty law school. Upon graduation he was awarded a fellowship at the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the most sophisticated legal organizations in American history. He worked at the Pennsylvania chapter, which legalized same-sex marriage state-wide. A proficient litigator, he 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. His client-obsessed, results-driven practice provides cost-effective strategies that maximize results and avoid preventable obstacles.

Awards

-Super Lawyers Rising Star

-ACLU Law Fellow

Appointments

-Chair, County Referral Committee

Affiliations

-American Bar

-Pennsylvania Bar

-Allegheny County Bar

-ACLU Legal Committee

Admissions

-U.S. Supreme Court

-U.S. Tax Court

 

-U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA

-Supreme Court of PA

-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

-J.D., Boston University

-M.A., Boston University

-B.A., University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude

Laurel L. Krajewski, Esq.

Associate

Affiliations

-Allegheny County Bar

Admissions

-U.S. District Court for the

Western District of PA

-Supreme Court of PA

Education

-J.D., University of Pittsburgh

-B.A., University of Pittsburgh

magna cum laude

Attorney Laurel Krajewski joins us from a fellowship at the American Society on Aging, where fought legislative battles on behalf of older adults. Before that, she worked in the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, performing discovery, negotiating guilty pleas, and representing the Commonwealth at trial. She is admitted to practice before Pennsylvania courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Her thoroughness and advocacy align perfectly with our core values, making her the ideal fit for our firm.

Laurel L. Krajewski, Esq.
 

Russell K. Turner, Esq.

Associate

Attorney Russell Turner is a tenacious litigator who has dedicated his career to fighting for what is right. He was selected by the County Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Center to assist indigent family law litigants. At the Duquesne University Civil Rights Clinic, he specialized in expungements and pardons. He made national news when he appeared on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, where he discussed his legal aspirations with the cast of Will and Grace. Known for his no-holds-barred cross examinations, Mr. Turner is an attorney you want in your corner.

Awards

-Super Lawyers Rising Star

-CALI Excellence in Core/Applied Competencies

-ACBF Pro Bono Center Fellow

Affiliations

-American Bar

-Pennsylvania Bar

-Allegheny County Bar

Admissions

-Supreme Court of PA

Education

-J.D., Duquesne University

-Paralegal Certificate, Saint Francis University

-B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

 

Niki L. Erdner

Administrator

Education

-M.A., Duquesne University

-B.A., Gettysburg College

Niki Erdner is an enthusiastic helper-of-people. Equipped with a Master's degree from Duquesne University, she comes to Very Law with eleven plus years of customer service experience, and her own yoga business. As approachable as she is organized, she enriches the lives of our clients, and manages the firm's day-to-day operations with unparalleled attention-to-detail.

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