Ryan P. Maxwell

ASSOCIATE

716-289-6200

Mr. Maxwell is an attorney in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Extracontractual Liability practice group, concentrating his practice in insurance coverage litigation and coverage analysis in New York. He is well versed in preparing coverage opinions and strategies for complex issues arising under New York Insurance Law and has experience drafting motions, pleadings and briefs, as well as preparation for trial and oral arguments for such matters.

Mr. Maxwell attended the University at Buffalo School of Law, graduating magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate in 2019. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Maxwell completed his undergraduate studies at Medaille College, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Media and Communications and was employed for five years at a college.

While at the University at Buffalo, Mr. Maxwell served as a member of the Buffalo Law Review, where his student comment discussing the scope of additional insured coverage in New York State was selected for publication and honored with the Justice Philip Halpern Award for Excellence in Writing. Additionally, Mr. Maxwell was awarded the Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award in 2019 and the Cali Award for Academic Excellence (top of class) in Complex Litigation.

Mr. Maxwell’s submission in the American College of Coverage Counsel’s (ACCC) National 2019 Law School Practical Skills Writing Competition garnered Second Place honors and an invitation to the ACCC’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Maxwell is also a contributor to Coverage Pointers, Hurwitz & Fine’s bi-weekly newsletter. His column “Ryan’s Capital Roundup” profiles the latest legislation and regulations bearing upon all things property and casualty insurance. 

Court Admissions

Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
   Western District of New York
   Eastern District of New York
   Northern District of New York

Admitted to Practice

New York

Education

University at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 2019)
Medaille College (B.S., 2011)

Professional Recognition

Justice Philip Halpern Award for Excellence in Writing
Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award
Cali Award for Academic Excellence in Complex Litigation
American College of Coverage Counsel’s (ACCC) National 2019 Law School Practical Skills Writing Competition honors

Firm News

05/24/21: New York Law Journal: "Protecting Your Business Against the Next Global Catastrophe: Contingent Business Interruption and Supply Chain Insurance"

04/01/21: NYIA Your NY Connection Magazine: Courts ... Uh, Hello? Hindsight is 2020

12/17/20: Buffalo Business First: Buffalo Business First: For first-year lawyer, tracking Covid-19 business interruption cases has provided opportunities

11/01/20: DRI In-House Defense Quarterly: A One-Two Punch: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision and It's Big News for Carriers

09/22/20: Carrier Management: COVIDigation Nation Revisited: Analyzing the Late Summer Surge

08/06/20: Legal Alert: Breaking News: Superior Court of D.C. Sides With Insurance Carrier, Finds No COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

07/07/20: Legal Alert: Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Group Quoted in Multiple Industry Publications for Analysis of First COVID-19 Decision Nationwide

07/06/20: Legal Alert: COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Legislative Summary

07/03/20: Legal Alert: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision Nationwide And It’s A Big Win For Carriers

06/05/20: Buffalo Business First: Interruption insurance debate may lead to consolidated litigation

05/14/20: Law360: Expert Analysis: Major Trends In COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

05/05/20: Legal Alert: Hurwitz & Fine Resources on COVID-19 Business Interruption: Lawsuits and Legislative Summaries

04/06/20: NYIA Your NY Connection Magazine: "Judicial Oversights?"

03/29/20: Blog: Critique of Assembly Bill A.10226 – The COVID-19 “Business Interruption Bill” – The Cure is Worse than the Solution