HomeContact Us


Firm History
Practice Areas
Notable Cases
Case Verdicts
Hablamos Espanol
Contact Us

Dougherty, Ryan & Hession is a civil practice law firm specializing in maritime law, personal injuries, and insurance defense as well as admiralty law, general litigation defense, both trial and appellate practice.  The firm actively practices in all the Courts in New York, including Federal Court and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell; is listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys; and the managing partner, John. J Hession, Esq. has been recognized numerous times as a "Super Lawyer and is consistently rated among New York's top attorneys.

The legal profession demands well-developed knowledge and expertise, as well as sound judgment, and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to understand a client's objectives. From the founding of the firm in 1944, we have sought versatile individuals who have the insight to adapt these attributes to all situations within its practice.

Read more about our Firm History here.