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Ryan is a partner in his firm’s St. Petersburg office.  He is a state and federal trial lawyer as well as a certified civil court mediator. His litigation practice includes complex business disputes; construction law; corporate/partnership disputes; employment related litigation; hospitality law; probate litigation; appellate practice; and real estate law. His real estate matters encompass contract disputes, ad valorem tax challenges, commercial landlord/tenant matters and land use/zoning issues.  In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly advises business clients regarding complex legal issues and problems associated with operating a new business, expanding businesses, and businesses in distress.



  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Litigation - Florida - 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, 2022
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2013-2016
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court,  Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association; Board of Directors 2019-2021; Secretary 2021-2022; President-Elect 2022-2023
  • American Bar Association, Hillsborough Bar Association, and St. Petersburg Bar Association; Member
  • Hillsborough Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Foster Children’s Program; Chair (2009 – 2010)
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce: Member of the Year 2018; Chair 2020; Immediate Past Chair 2021 & 2022; Public Policy Chair 2016; Executive Committee 2016-2021; Board of Governors 2014-2021; Building Committee Chair 2022
  • City of St. Petersburg Grow Smarter Economic Development Strategy; Chair 2017, 2018; Past Chair 2019
  • The ARC of Tampa Bay (f/k/a UPARC); President 2010, Board of Directors (2006 – 2014)
  • Partners in Self-Sufficiency, Assisting Low-Income Families Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency; Board of Directors
  • Bayfront Health Foundation: Board Member 2022
  • St. Petersburg Arts Alliance: Board Member 2022
  • Lawyers for Literacy; Member



  • University of Florida B.S.B.A., 2001
  • Stetson University College of Law J.D., 2005
  • Stetson University M.B.A., 2005



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