Ms. Ryback concentrates her practice on estate planning, trust planning, estate administration, and business & tax matters. She is a summa cum laude graduate of both Gannon University and The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law. Having graduated law school in the top 1% of her class, she received four CALI awards and participated as Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. Her legal experience includes summer associate positions at Knox Law during law school. She also served as a certified legal intern at the Rural Economic Development Clinic in State College, creating LLCs, drafting and revising documents and contracts, and conducting legal research.

Representative Experience

  • Served as certified legal intern at the Rural Economic Development Clinic in State College, PA, creating LLCs, drafting and revising documents and contracts, and conducting legal research
  • Researched federal regulations and obligations for franchising a business
  • Researched Pennsylvania’s laws and defending irrevocable trusts in divorce proceedings where the principal of the trust appreciated during the length of the marriage
  • Researched and drafted terms and conditions for a medical provider’s in-house discount payment plans
  • Served as a paralegal intern for Knox Law’s litigation group during undergraduate studies, supporting the team and conducting legal research

Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (4) in Legal Research Tools and Strategies; Applied Legal Analysis & Writing II; Insurance Law; and Rural Economic Development Clinic

Publications

  • Dear Prisoners – Be Prepared to be Gawked At: Other Prisoners Watching You Strip Naked is Reasonably Related to Penological Interests, or is it? Penn State Law Review, Vol. 123, Issue 3, April 1, 2019

Practice Areas

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, J.D.; summa cum laude; Penn State Law Review, Comments Editor; Woolsack Honor Society
  • Gannon University, B.A. and B.S.; summa cum laude; Academic Excellence Award for Legal Studies

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations 

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Young Erie Professionals (YEP)

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