Kenneth S. Ritzenberg

Senior Counsel

phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 230)
fax (518) 438-9914


Representative Matters

Kenneth S. Ritzenberg

Kenneth S. Ritzenberg maintains an extensive education law practice. His primary focus is special education, and he has represented over 20 school districts and hundreds of families in administrative proceedings and in federal court throughout New York State. He is the founder of the Capital District Special Education Breakfast Group.

In addition to his education practice, Ken has represented clients in almost every aspect of private and public sector labor and employment law for over 20 years.

He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law following a 10-year college teaching career.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1985
Ohio, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1986
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1984
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Justinian Society

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1976
M.A., Master of Arts
Major: Sociology

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1968
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught

Instructor, Skidmore College (University Without Walls), 1993 – 1996
Assistant Professor, Onondaga Community College, 1971 – 1984

Honors and Awards

NYCLU’s 1st Annual Roland Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Civil Liberties in the Cap District Region
Named as top Schools and Education lawyer in New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition for 2009, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

Congregation Shaara Tfille, 1999 – 2003, President
Beth Joseph Historical Preservation Society, Incorporated, 1990 – Present, President
Beth Joseph Synagogue, 1990 – Present, President, Board of Directors
Living Resources Inc., 1998 – Present, Board of Directors

Legal Assistant Information

Tracy Poole, 518-438-9907 x. 0

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