Ryan D. Very, Esq.

Proprietor

Like his late grandfather, Ryan Very is a zealous trial attorney who asserts rights and promotes justice. A fourth-generation Pittsburgher, he has represented hundreds of small businesses and consumers in a wide-variety of civil litigation and criminal defense matters. Mr. Very 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

Stephen R. Matvey, Esq.

Associate

Affiliations

-Allegheny County Bar

Admissions

-Supreme Court of PA

Education

-J.D., University of Pittsburgh

-B.A., Kent State University, cum laude

Attorney Stephen Matvey holds himself to the highest professional and ethical standards. Prior to joining Very Law, Mr. Matvey represented townships, boroughs, and school districts at a firm in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Since joining Very Law, he has developed a diverse motions and discovery practice. He thrives in the nuances of family and criminal law, and fights for his clients from intake to trial.  A conscientious, diligent attorney with a dizzying work ethic, he explains options with care, and pursues objectives with unflappable determination.

Attorney Stephen R. Matvey
 

Russell K. Turner, Esq.

Associate

Attorney Russell Turner is a tenacious litigator who has dedicated his career to fighting for others. 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, resolving your issues with close personal attention.

Awards

-CALI Excellence in Core/Applied Competencies

-ACBF Pro Bono Center Fellow

Affiliations

-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

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