Ryam M. Schiff, Director of Juvenile Appeals
Ryan M. Schiff is YAD’s Director of Juvenile Appeals. In that position, he is responsible for ensuring that appointed juvenile appellate lawyers are well-qualified, receive appropriate supervision, and have the training and resources they need to provide top-notch representation. He also collaborates with YAD’s private and staff trial attorneys to formulate litigation strategies designed to improve Massachusetts case law affecting juveniles.
Before joining YAD, Ryan was a staff attorney in CPCS’s Special Litigation Unit, where he litigated issues of systemic significance affecting a broad class of CPCS clients in the Massachusetts trial and appellate courts. He spent the first seven years of his legal career as an associate at the Boston law firm of Salsberg & Schneider, where he provided legal representation at all stages of federal and state criminal and civil cases. He graduated fromNortheastern University Schol of Law in 2003.