Sellar Ryan appointed Whitehall town attorney, replacing Christian Morris

B y Lee Tugas

Whitehall Town Supervisor George Armstrong announced that the town board appointed Erika Sellar Ryan as town attorney to replace Christian Morris.

Morris recently tendered the board his resignation, effective January, because he is accepting a position with incoming Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordon.

Erika Sellar Ryan is attorney for the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees, which “is a huge advantage to us,” Armstrong said.

“Erika knows how village issues relate to the town. The town board is extremely pleased she accepted the position,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong said that both attorneys would work together for the town during the remainder of December to insure a smooth transition.

“I will be meeting with both Christian Morris and Erika Ryan on Wednesday down at the Washington County office building,” Armstrong said. “There, Morris will hand over his town files to our new attorney.”

At last week’s village board meeting Ryan announced that due to the departure of Tony Jordon from the law firm of Jordon and Kelly LLC, where she is employed, the firm would be now known as Kelly and Ryan.

Previously to joining the firm of which she is now a partner, Ryan was assistant county attorney in Washington County. Before that she was in private practice in Syracuse.

Beside municipal law, Ryan’s current practice includes environmental and land use, family law and general practice.

Ryan is a 2002 graduate of SUNY Oswego, with a B.A. in political science. She graduated from Albany Law School in 2005, with a concentration in environmental law. She is the recipient of the Gary M. Peck Award for environmental integrity and the Adirondack Park Fellowship Award.

Erika Sellar Ryan resides in Greenwich with her husband, Matt, who is an engineer with Aztec Technologies, Inc.

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