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Sahana Ramdas


Sahana Ramdas is an attorney at Costello, Cooney & Fearon.  She began with the Firm in 2022.

Ms. Ramdas focuses her practice primarily in civil litigation and trial law, serving as counsel for private individuals, corporations and municipalities. Her work includes insurance coverage disputes and general defense of insureds.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ramdas worked on civil and criminal law matters in India. Specifically, she served as Head Legal Associate for two nonprofit organizations where she supported their wildlife conservation objectives and animal welfare goals. Her responsibilities included assisting law enforcement agencies and public prosecutors in the enforcement of Animal Law and Wildlife Law provisions.

Ms. Ramdas has also worked for New York State’s Environmental Protection Bureau and served as a clerk for the Criminal Justice Program of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.  She holds three Master of Laws degrees in the areas of general law, global environmental law and animal law.


University at Buffalo School of Law
LL.M., General Law
Elisabeth Haub Pace Law School
cum laude
LL.M., Global Environmental Law
Lewis & Clark Law School
LL.M., Animal Law
International Advocates Animal Law Scholarship
University Law College, Bangalore University


New York

Speaking Engagements & Publications

American Bar Association's Animal Law Committee
"A sneak-peek into the status and consequent regulations of GE animals in the United States"
Environmental Claims Journal
Wildlife categorized as "Vermin": Analysis of the Wildlife Management Practices in the USA and Its Ecological Implications on Natural Ecosystems
Wildlife Crime Enforcement Manual-Field Guide
Contributing Author


Onondaga County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Bar Council of Indian and Kamataka State Bar Council