Ryan E. Melsky


Ryan Melsky currently works as a Legal Assistant at Shanahan & Voigt, LLC, providing support to
Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. with estates, probate matters, and guardianships.

Ryan grew up in Hunterdon County. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University). He graduated from the Trenton Police Academy in January 1995 and went on to a distinguished career with the Clinton Township Police Department, retiring in June 2020. In May 1999, Ryan earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (C.U.N.Y.) in Manhattan. In order to receive his Master’s Degree, Ryan volunteered seven hundred (700) hours of his time at Hunterdon Behavioral Health, working with
both adults and juveniles suffering from mental illness, personality disorders, and adjustment problems. Also while at John Jay, Ryan was admitted to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.

In 2003, Ryan graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar later that same year.

Since 2005, Ryan has worked as a per diem attorney for several Hunterdon County law firms and
was also a long-time member of the Hunterdon County Bar Association.