Ryan S. Fritz

Ryan S. Fritz

Indiana, Pennsylvania

RYAN S. FRITZ, born in Indiana, PA, 1973; Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1996); University of Pittsburgh (J.D. 1999).  Mr. Fritz's practice is focused on Pennsylvania natural resources law, predominantly through title examination and the preparation of title opinions.  Formerly with the firm of Tomb, Mack, Kauffman & Fritz, LLP, he joined Michael S. Delaney in October 2008.  He is admitted to practice in all Courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Mr. Fritz also assists oil and gas production companies and other entities with transactions, the preparation of contracts and leases, unitization, and oil and gas litigation concerning operating agreements, title, and surface use issues.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2008

Areas of Practice

  • Oil, Gas, and Mineral Title Certification
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2000


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: IUP Baseball Team
    • Major: Political Science Activities

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana County Bar Association, Secretary, 2000 - 2016
  • Board of Directors for Laurel Legal Services, Inc., 2002 - 2012
  • Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana County, 2000 - 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Tomb, Mack, Kauffman & Fritz, LLP, Partner, 1999 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indiana County Pro-Bono Participant and Committee Member, 2003 - 2008


  • English