Ryan MacDonald



Ryan MacDonald’s career has focused on representation of insurers and other parties in complex commercial matters. He has extensive experience litigating and counseling clients with respect to a variety of insurance claims, including those arising under first-party commercial, commercial liability, professional liability, E&O, D&O, first-party personal, and auto coverages. Ryan has litigated cases involving insurance coverage, contracts, general liability, bad faith, class actions, consumer regulation, and securities in federal and state court.

Ryan has first-chair trial experience in consumer litigation involving unfair/deceptive business practices allegations. He also has extensive briefing and oral argument experience in dispositive and discovery motions in a range of insurance and complex commercial cases. Ryan has also handled federal and state post-trial and appellate proceedings, particularly following extraordinarily large jury verdicts and novel legal issues.

  • Suffolk University Law School Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law (2009)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • US District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Suffolk University Law School, magna cum laude (2011)
  • Boston University, B.A. (2007)
Professional Associations
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Moot Court Honor Board and Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy - Staff Member (2009-2010); Note Editor (2010-2011)
  • Cyber Claims Gone Viral
    Property & Liability Resource Bureau 2024 Claims Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (March 17-20, 2024)
March 17-20, 2024
PLRB 2024 Claims Conference
James Kitces, Ryan MacDonald - Property & Liability Resource Bureau
Boston, MA


Links to full publications and news releases.


November 23, 2021
Briefly: Five tips for presenting your appeal
Ryan Marth and Ryan MacDonald - Minnesota Lawyer
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