Anthony G. Ryan was born in Berwyn, Illinois in 1970. He majored in Finance and minored in History at the University of Florida, where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1992. While attending the University of Florida, Mr. Ryan was a member of both Phi Kappa Phi (Scholastic Honor Society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economic Honor Society). Prior to entering the legal profession Mr. Ryan worked for Enterprise-Rent-A-Car in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Mr. Ryan graduated cum laude (with honors) from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997. During law school he was a member of Phi Delta Phi (Honorary Legal Fraternity), served on the Business Law Journal, and made Dean’s List. Mr. Ryan also studied law in London and interned at the Public Defender’s Office in Ft. Lauderdale, where he assisted with three criminal jury trials prior to graduation. After admission to the Florida Bar, Mr. Ryan began practicing with Vernis & Bowling of the Florida Keys, P.A., a statewide insurance defense firm. He then accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Ft. Pierce, Florida where he gained valuable criminal trial experience. After two years with the Public Defender’s office, Mr. Ryan entered private practice in 2002. He has been the principal of his own firm, practicing criminal defense law ever since.

Mr. Ryan is a Florida Bar, Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition possible for a criminal defense attorney.

He is also a member of the Florida Bar, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, both the statewide organization and the Sarasota County Chapter. Mr. Ryan is also a member of the Federal Bar, admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.

In addition to handling all misdemeanor and felony cases, Mr. Ryan also handles a limited number of false arrest claims, criminal appeals, driver’s license hearings, and forfeitures.

Past Employment Positions

Broward Public Defender’s Office


Phi Delta Phi


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida - J.D. - 1997

    Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Law Journal: Business Law Journal, 1996 – 1997

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida - B.S. - 1992

    Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    Major: Finance
    Minor: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Client Reviews

I was amazed at how much Mr. Ryan knew about his profession. He is a very honest person who has his clients best interest at heart. He is well informed in all areas of law not only defense law. He is a straight talker that is extremely passionate about his work. I highly recommend him. He is one of...

Spencer, a Medical Malpractice client

Mr. Ryan was wonderful. I trusted him with my life and he saved it with his knowledge and skill. I would recommend him to anyone who is in trouble with the law and needs help, he is the attorney for you!!

Criminal Defense Client

When you are in a situation when there seems to be no silver lining, someone with a little experience should always offer their feedback to inform you of your options to better your position. I was in a situation where I did not know what was going on, no idea what to do and most of all, scared of...

Criminal Defense Client

He was very quick to respond to requests and handled everything very professionally.

Criminal Defense Client

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