Goldberg Segalla added associate Ryan V. Powell to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group in Hartford. Ryan joined Goldberg Segalla as a law clerk in 2018 and was recently admitted to the Connecticut bar.
Ryan focuses his practice on defending insurers, employers, and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims. He draws on experience handling cases involving discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and credit transactions, as well as issues regarding municipal legislation, construction, and insurance.
Ryan received his bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Connecticut before going on to earn his Juris Doctor from the university’s School of Law, where he was a member of the Black Law Students Association. As a law student, he served as an intern in the Anti-Trust Division of Hartford’s Office of the Attorney General, and as an Office of Public Hearings intern and later as a Legal Division intern in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Ryan also worked as a student attorney for the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative. In that role, he provided ongoing corporate and business legal services for nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. He is currently a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and George W. Crawford Black Bar Association as well as the Boys to Men Youth Mentorship Program and Bet Tzedek Conservatorship Program.