Prior to starting his own law practice in 2012, Ryan worked as an independent consultant on the federal government-mandated Independent Foreclosure Review Project, where he was charged with reviewing toxic mortgage loans. While working on this project, Ryan gained a serious interest in foreclosure defense litigation and consumer protection law.
Ryan’s practice focuses on foreclosure defense, consumer protection litigation, and real estate closings. Ryan defends consumer clients against mortgage foreclosure actions and also represents consumers against creditors and debt collectors for collection violations. Ryan represents consumers in cases involving claims under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Ryan has successfully tried mortgage foreclosure cases to verdict and has prosecuted consumer claims against creditors to judgment.
A fifth-generation Tampa native, Ryan was a candidate for Florida Attorney General in the 2018 election. Believing that how much justice you get should not depend on how much money you have, Ryan ran on a platform of fighting for everyday Floridians and standing up to big corporate interests. During his 15-month campaign, Ryan followed through on his pledge to refuse even one penny in big corporate campaign contributions. Ryan ran a proud grassroots campaign and 367,053 Floridians joined his cause to put our consumers first and voted for him for Florida Attorney General.
As someone in long-term recovery, Ryan is passionate in helping others find long-term sobriety. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading, writing, running, dancing, fishing, and enjoying time with his wife Francesca. Ryan is also the proud attorney-owner of Torrens Title, Inc.
COURT ADMISSIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND BAR MEMBERSHIPS - All Florida State Courts - U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida - U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit - National Association of Consumer Advocates - Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers - Rising Star in Consumer Law, 2021 Super Lawyers
NOTABLE APPELLATE CASES Richard v. Asset Management (Second District Court of Appeal, 2019) Ryan C. Torrens v. Sean Shaw (First District Court of Appeal, 2018) Dennis E. Neeley v. State of Florida (Second District Court of Appeal, 2017)
PUBLISHED WORKS Eviction Crisis Needs a Governor-in-Chief, Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 2021