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Ryan Donihue

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 

Ryan M. Donihue is a Partner in the HBS Atlanta office, and he has decades of experience in defending clients all over the country in complex litigation such as medical malpractice, birth trauma, catastrophic injury and other high-exposure medical claims.

Ryan represents insurers, hospitals, physician groups, laboratories and other health care organizations on a wide variety of litigation matters and health care related matters. In addition to working with health care organizations, he also represents doctors, nurses, obstetricians, midwives, labor and delivery nurses, neonatologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, podiatrists and healthcare professionals in complex medical malpractice actions and related issues.

Ryan has significant experience handling medical malpractice Class Actions and Batch Claims. Specifically, he is at the forefront of defending these types of specialty actions and claims having extensively litigated them across the United States.

As a co-leader of the Dental Practice Group at HBS, Ryan has a specialty practice in representing dentists, hygienists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and other dental providers in the wide variety of claims they may face.

Ryan’s work with health care providers goes far beyond litigation defense. He also represents professionals across the entire health care spectrum in disciplinary proceedings, licensing issues, internal investigations, contracts and employment issues, and other day-to-day needs.

A sought-after lecturer throughout the country, Ryan is often invited to speak to professionals, health-care institutions and insurance companies on how to effectively defend complex medical and dental malpractice actions. He frequently publishes articles about a wide range of medical malpractice and health care issues.

Before joining HBS, Ryan was a Partner with Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, which was the oldest medical malpractice defense and health care firm in the state of New York. Earlier in his career, he was an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, where he represented hospitals and health care providers in the Medical Malpractice Unit of the Office of the Corporation Counsel.

Ryan earned a Juris Doctorate with a focus on health law from New York Law School, and he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas.

ADMITTED

  • North Carolina, 2017
  • Georgia, 2015
  • Texas, 2015
  • New York, 2000
  • Connecticut, 2000

EDUCATION

  • New York Law School, J.D., 2000
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., 1997

PUBLICATIONS

  • ACOG Provides Guidance To Healthcare Practitioners Whose Patients Are “At-Risk” For Coronavirus Disease-2019,” Coronavirus Litigation Blog, March 2020,
  • “The Impact Of The National Opioid Epidemic On Obstetric, Maternal-Fetal, Neonatal & Pediatric Medicine.” HBS Opioid Task Force Blog, April 2018.
  • “Demystifying the Office of Professional Discipline and its Investigative Process”, Martin Clearwater & Bell Defense Practice Update, Donihue, R. and Larywon, K., October 2014.
  • “Defending a Lack of Informed Consent Claim in Mini-Dental Implant Surgery.” Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company Dental Dateline, Fall 2011.
  • “The Responsibilities of the General Dentist to Screen Patients for Oral Cancers.”, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Bulletin, Summer 2011.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society For Cytotechnology
  • Connecticut State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • National Institute, Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Physician Insurers Association of America

PRESENTATIONS

  • A Simulated Dental Practice Court Case Presented Live – Oral Cancer Misdiagnosis, Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, January 2018
  • Can Your Dental Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit?, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
  • Informed Consent: Why, Where and How to Make it Work, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
  • Dental Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
  • Rising Tide of Civil Litigation: Defense of Dentists & Battling Expert Testimony, Georgia Dental Association’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, July 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, California Dental Association, May 2017
  • Panel discussion:”Discover the Lost Tribes: Physician Malpractice Panel”, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference in Miami, FL, April 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel, March 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation,American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 2016
  • CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management seminar, October 2016
  • Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dentistry, Georgia Regents University, March 2016
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association’s156th ADA Annual Session, November 11, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, American Conference Institute, “Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Liability Issues and Scope of Practice.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Elopement and Related Issues.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Documentation and Disclosure of Protected Pediatric Patient Information.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, New York Medical College, Depatrment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, “Rising Malpractice Trends in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Defensive Practice Techniques by Healthcare Workers.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Step-by-Step Approach to Defending Malpractice Actions and Relate Healthcare Issues.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Successful Approach to Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.”
Written by: Ryan Donihue, Esq. With the focus of the global pandemic principally on older adults and those who have serious underlying medical conditions (e.g., heart
Atlanta, GA. - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the election of eleven new partners. These partners practice in the firm's Atlanta,
HBS is pleased to welcome Ryan M. Donihue as Of Counsel and Sean Cox as anAssociate to its Atlanta office. Mr. Donihue focuses his practice on the defense of
Practice Specific Experience

Ryan M. Donihue is a Partner in the HBS Atlanta office, and he has decades of experience in defending clients all over the country in complex litigation such as medical malpractice, birth trauma, catastrophic injury and other high-exposure medical claims.

Ryan represents insurers, hospitals, physician groups, laboratories and other health care organizations on a wide variety of litigation matters and health care related matters. In addition to working with health care organizations, he also represents doctors, nurses, obstetricians, midwives, labor and delivery nurses, neonatologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, podiatrists and healthcare professionals in complex medical malpractice actions and related issues.

Ryan has significant experience handling medical malpractice Class Actions and Batch Claims. Specifically, he is at the forefront of defending these types of specialty actions and claims having extensively litigated them across the United States.

As a co-leader of the Dental Practice Group at HBS, Ryan has a specialty practice in representing dentists, hygienists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and other dental providers in the wide variety of claims they may face.

Ryan’s work with health care providers goes far beyond litigation defense. He also represents professionals across the entire health care spectrum in disciplinary proceedings, licensing issues, internal investigations, contracts and employment issues, and other day-to-day needs.

A sought-after lecturer throughout the country, Ryan is often invited to speak to professionals, health-care institutions and insurance companies on how to effectively defend complex medical and dental malpractice actions. He frequently publishes articles about a wide range of medical malpractice and health care issues.

Before joining HBS, Ryan was a Partner with Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, which was the oldest medical malpractice defense and health care firm in the state of New York. Earlier in his career, he was an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, where he represented hospitals and health care providers in the Medical Malpractice Unit of the Office of the Corporation Counsel.

Ryan earned a Juris Doctorate with a focus on health law from New York Law School, and he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas.

ADMITTED

  • North Carolina, 2017
  • Georgia, 2015
  • Texas, 2015
  • New York, 2000
  • Connecticut, 2000

EDUCATION

  • New York Law School, J.D., 2000
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., 1997

PUBLICATIONS

  • ACOG Provides Guidance To Healthcare Practitioners Whose Patients Are “At-Risk” For Coronavirus Disease-2019,” Coronavirus Litigation Blog, March 2020,
  • “The Impact Of The National Opioid Epidemic On Obstetric, Maternal-Fetal, Neonatal & Pediatric Medicine.” HBS Opioid Task Force Blog, April 2018.
  • “Demystifying the Office of Professional Discipline and its Investigative Process”, Martin Clearwater & Bell Defense Practice Update, Donihue, R. and Larywon, K., October 2014.
  • “Defending a Lack of Informed Consent Claim in Mini-Dental Implant Surgery.” Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company Dental Dateline, Fall 2011.
  • “The Responsibilities of the General Dentist to Screen Patients for Oral Cancers.”, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Bulletin, Summer 2011.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society For Cytotechnology
  • Connecticut State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • National Institute, Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Physician Insurers Association of America

PRESENTATIONS

  • A Simulated Dental Practice Court Case Presented Live – Oral Cancer Misdiagnosis, Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, January 2018
  • Can Your Dental Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit?, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
  • Informed Consent: Why, Where and How to Make it Work, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
  • Dental Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
  • Rising Tide of Civil Litigation: Defense of Dentists & Battling Expert Testimony, Georgia Dental Association’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, July 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, California Dental Association, May 2017
  • Panel discussion:”Discover the Lost Tribes: Physician Malpractice Panel”, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference in Miami, FL, April 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel, March 2017
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation,American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 2016
  • CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management seminar, October 2016
  • Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dentistry, Georgia Regents University, March 2016
  • A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association’s156th ADA Annual Session, November 11, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, American Conference Institute, “Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Liability Issues and Scope of Practice.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Elopement and Related Issues.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Documentation and Disclosure of Protected Pediatric Patient Information.”
  • Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, New York Medical College, Depatrment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, “Rising Malpractice Trends in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Defensive Practice Techniques by Healthcare Workers.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Step-by-Step Approach to Defending Malpractice Actions and Relate Healthcare Issues.”
  • Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Successful Approach to Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.”
Written by: Ryan Donihue, Esq. With the focus of the global pandemic principally on older adults and those who have serious underlying medical conditions (e.g., heart
Atlanta, GA. - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the election of eleven new partners. These partners practice in the firm's Atlanta,
HBS is pleased to welcome Ryan M. Donihue as Of Counsel and Sean Cox as anAssociate to its Atlanta office. Mr. Donihue focuses his practice on the defense of
Practice Specific Experience