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Anthony Gerald Ryan

Anthony Gerald Ryan

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile

About Me

When he is not preparing for an upcoming trial or spending time with his wife and two sons, which isn't very often, you can find Mr. Ryan on a boat fly fishing for snook at night under one of the many dock lights that dot the intracoastal waterway in Nokomis, Florida (a.k.a. "snook alley").


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    17 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Juvenile: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Mark Rein Zimmerman

    Tony and I represented co-defendants. As usual, tony did an excellent job on the case. He is a phenomenal attorney. Always prepared. He has the highest ethical standards and a tremendous work ethic. I highly recommend him to any prospective clients.


    Mark Zimmerman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sean William Tobaygo

    Tony is a tenacious and effective advocate for his clients.


    Sean Tobaygo Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

100 Wallace AVE, Suite 130
Sarasota, FL, 342376039



FLMember in Good Standing199808/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law since 2009The Florida Bar2010
Florida Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami School of Law1997
Graduated Cum Laude (with honors)University of Miami School of Law1997
Member of Business Law Journal, University of MiamiBusiness Law Journal, University of Miami School of Law1996
International Economics Honor SocietyOmicron Delta Epsilon1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPublic Defender's Office1999 - 2001
AssociateVernis & Bowling of the Florida Keys1998 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C"Member2010 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Member2004 - Present
Criminal Law Section of The Florida BarMember2003 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2001 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of FloridaMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Wright v. StateReversed on appeal, case dismissed
Norman Sims v. State of FloridaReversed felony possession charge/ Double Jeopardy
State vs. A. GalloSelf Defense Immunity From Prosecution-Granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationAn Argument in Favor of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Justice Teaching Engagement at Cranberry ElementaryBill of Rights - The Invaders Exercise2013
Constitution Day - Justice Teaching for the Florida BarThe Bill of Rights2012
Justice teaching engagement at Venice High SchoolSearch and Seizure the 4th Amendment2011