Ryan J. Mills – Partner

Ryan_0005Email: rmills@scm-law.com
Direct Line: 716-204-1863


Ryan has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation. He routinely tries several cases a year to verdict. The vast majority of Ryan’s defense cases have resulted in defense verdicts. On the plaintiff’s side, Ryan recently achieved a twenty five million dollar ($25,000,000) verdict in federal court in a hostile work environment case. Ryan’s background in architecture assists him in handling all facets of complex and technical litigation. Prior to becoming a founding Partner of Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills, Ryan was managing partner of Brown and Kelly, LLP.  Ryan’s achievements in the courtroom afforded him the designation as a New York State “Super Lawyer”.


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 2003)
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Architecture (B.P.S., cum laude, 2000)
Cornell University (C.F.M. 2011)


New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition 2013-Present
Obtained twenty five million dollar ($25,000,000) verdict in federal court in hostile work environment case (2012)
Co-Authored Article, “Is Anyone Liable? Mold: A Comprehensive Primer on Claims and Litigation in New York”, New York State Bar Association.
Co-Authored Article, “All Risk Insurance, Warehouseman’s Coverage, Inland Marine Insurance, Commercial Automobile Insurance, Commercial Line Insurance Coverage with Advanced Issues”.


Town of Clarence Zoning Board of Appeals-Vice Chair
University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association-Board of Directors
Charles S. Desmond Inns of Court-Treasurer
Defense Trial Lawyers Association-Board of Directors
Western New York Trial Lawyer Association-Member
Erie County Bar Association-Member
New York State Bar Association-Member
American Bar Association-Member


New York State
United States District Court, Western District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Western District of New York Bankruptcy Court