Ryan K. O’Hara

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Ryan K OHara

Ryan K. O’Hara

Associate
Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
Email:
"In my practice, I offer three critical services to every client. First and foremost, I aim to be a trusted partner. I work with clients to create a team atmosphere between us, and I'm always ready to listen. Second, I am an advisor, analyzing applicable law and informing the client of the full range of potential courses of action and developing a comprehensive strategy to accomplish client goals. Third, I am a relentless advocate for my clients, and will tenaciously implement our strategy from the beginning of the representation to its completion."

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2017
  • Tufts University
    • B.A. cum laude - 2013

Published Works

  • Small-Town Politics, Big-Time Problem—Addressing the Issue of Ex Parte Communications in Quasi-Judicial Municipal Proceedings, 39 Western New England Law Review 101, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Awards for Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Lawyering Skills, Contracts, Income Tax, Appellate Moot Court, Land Use and Planning, Marijuana Law and Policy, Federal Pre-Trial Litigation, and Trusts and Estates, 2014-2017
  • Ijiima Award for Best 1L Trial Brief, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hampden County Bar Association, Member

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Education:

  • Western New England University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude - 2017
  • Tufts University B.A., cum laude - 2013

Bar & Court Admission:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Member, Hampden County Bar Association

Awards, Achievements & Appointments:

  • CALI Awards for Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Lawyering Skills, Contracts, Income Tax, Appellate Moot Court, Land Use and Planning, Marijuana Law and Policy, Federal Pre-Trial Litigation, and Trusts and Estates, 2014-2017
  • Ijiima Award for Best 1L Trial Brief, 2017

Publications:

  • Navigating Short-term Rentals: What You Need to Know about Massachusetts’ New Law, BusinessWest, May 27, 2019.
  • Small-Town Politics, Big-Time Problem—Addressing the Issue of Ex Parte Communications in Quasi-Judicial Municipal Proceedings, 39 Western New England Law Review 101, 2017

Seminar: Living With ALS April 21, 2013

Seminar: Plan Today \ Preserve Tomorrow September 27, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer’s Disease Legal and Financial Issues & Answers July 31, 2012

Seminar: Estate Planning Basics July 19, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer's Disease: Legal and Financial Planning June 4, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer's Disease: Make Your Home Dementia Safe and Supportive May 21, 2012

Seminar: First Time Homebuyers' Workshop May 16, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer's Disease: Understanding the Behavior - A New Skill May 14, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer's Disease: Enhancing Communication Skills May 7, 2012

Seminar: Alzheimer’s Disease Legal and Financial Issues & Answers March 13, 2012

Seminar: What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease July 13, 2011

Seminar: Estate Planning Basics June 21, 2011

Seminar: 3 Things to Avoid May 25, 2011

Seminar: First Time Homebuyers' Workshop May 16, 2011

Seminar: First Time Homebuyers' Workshop May 7, 2011

Seminar: New Estate Tax Laws Impact on Alzheimer's Disease Legal and Financial Issues April 13, 2011

Seminar: Caregivers February 9, 2011

Seminar: Demystifying Basic Estate Planning January 27, 2011

Seminar: Basics of Developing an Estate Plan January 25, 2011

Seminar: First Time Homebuyers' Workshop January 19, 2011

Seminar: First Time Homebuyers' Workshop December 15, 2010

Seminar: Estate Planning for Families of Multiples November 1, 2010

Seminar: Estate Planning for Special Circumstances October 21, 2010

Seminar: Estate Planning Basics October 18, 2010

Seminar: Special Needs Planning Seminar October 12, 2010

Seminar: Basic Estate Planning September 13, 2010

Seminar: Trust Basics for the General Practitioner April 13, 2010

Seminar: Elder Law Education Program - Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup March 24, 2010

Seminar: Demystifying the Guardianship/Conservatorship Process Under the New Uniform Probate Code March 24, 2010

Seminar: Basics of Developing an Estate Plan January 25, 2010

Seminar: Elder Law Basics January 13, 2010

Seminar: Demystifying the Emerging Treatment & Law of Eldercare December 9, 2009

Seminar: Drafting the Simple Will November 10, 2009

Seminar: Demystifying the New UPC November 9, 2009

Seminar: College Isn't Getting Any Cheaper October 22, 2009

Contributor: Estate Planning Bits

Lecturer: Legal and Financial Planning workshop, JFS, February 26, 2014

Meeting the yearly requirements to remain on the court approved list, July 2008

Lecturer: The Real Estate Smorgasbord, Real Estate Section of the Hampden County Bar Association, March 2008

Lecturer: ACORN First Time Homebuyer Seminar, January 2008

Lecturer: First Time Homebuyers, December 2007

Lecturer: Real Estate Section of the Hampden County Bar Association, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, October 2007

Lecturer: ACORN First Time Homebuyer Seminar, October & June 2007

Guest: "On the House" radio program on 560AM, July 2005

Instructor: Pre-pcensing Salesperson Course, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc.

Instructor: American International College, Elder Law

Instructor: HAPHousing

Instructor: Pre-Licensing Salesperson Course, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc.