Ryan Ockenden, Esq.

Ryan Ockenden, Esq.


Phone: (585) 434-0790
Fax: (585) 563-7432
Email: [email protected]
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Practice Areas

  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Municipal
  • Environmental
  • Cannabis

Ryan is an Associate Attorney at The Zoghlin Group assisting the firm across all practice areas. Prior to law school, Ryan worked as an paralegal in Rochester, NY. During law school, Ryan worked on environmental, municipal, contract, and legislative matters for the Onondaga County Law Department; water, mineral, and pollution cases with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; and for the Zoghlin Group. He also participated in the College of Law’s Transactional Law Clinic, helping clients with corporate and non-profit formation and operation.

Ryan graduated from SUNY Geneseo, where he studied Business and Public Administration, and he graduated from the University of Durham in England, where he studied International Relations. Ryan’s interests center on property and constitutional rights, as well as government centric legal issues. Ryan was born and raised in Penfield, NY, and can be found outside of work doing art, or learning about history and true crime.


  • New York State


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law.
  • M.A., International Relations, University of Durham.
  • B.S., Business Administration, SUNY Geneseo.


  • R. Ockenden, Nuclear Energy for the Table, Please, 50(2) Syracuse J. of Int’l Law & Commerce 183-217 (2023).
  • R. Ockenden, Rethinking the Right to Shelter in the Post-Dobbs Judiciary, 46 W. New Eng. L. Rev. ___ (2024) – forthcoming.