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Ryan Michael Barnett

Personal injury Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.9   44 reviews

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Provide services in a wide range of areas, from non-compete issues, business disputes, copyright issues, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Also serves as General Counsel to a number of local, and regional companies.

    17 years

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    Handle a wide range of wrongful termination and retaliation cases, including Title VII, and Florida Civil Rights Act, and Whistleblower cases. Have assisted employees with severance packages (primarily at senior management to executive levels). Extensive experience with wrongful termination in retaliation for filing workers' compensation claims. Race, age, gender, discrimination cases handled.

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    I handle a wide range of personal injury cases, ranging from wrongful death, to motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, sexual misconduct, and others, civil rights (excessive force by law enforcement), negligent shootings, and trucking accidents.

    17 years

  4. Workers compensation
    25%
    Began my legal career working for one of the most respected regional insurance defense law firms. Transitioned in 2003 to working with injured workers. Presently handles a wide range of workers' compensation injuries, to include exposure and permanent and total disability claims, and everything in between. I also defend workers compensation claims for self-insured employers throughout Alabama and Florida.

    17 years

I am a Califonia native, and live in and work in the Pensacola and Gulf Breeze area with my wife and children.  Our firm also has an office in Fairhope, Alabama, where we work with clients throughout south Alabama.  We really enjoy being five minutes from the beach, but could live without the hurricanes!  Representing people in the panhandle and south Alabama has been an incredible honor and pleasure.  I am fortunate to work with a great team here at Whibbs Stone Barnett, PA and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this community.  Thank you for taking the time to get information about our firm. Please call Darla or Cassandra in my office to set up a consultation. We look forward to working with you.

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Licensed for 19 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/11/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Ryan

Ryan Michael Barnett
801 W Romana St Unit C
Pensacola, FL, 325024636
Whibbs Stone Barnett, P.A.
108 Professional Park Drive
Fairhope, AL, 36532
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
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Posted by Scott | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney
July 2019 I was involved with a bad fire to Papermill two weeks after that I had a bad accident on the interstate in Mississippi. I had asked around about an attorney to help me I got Ryan’s name from a couple people so I went and seen him. Between him and his paralegals Cassie and Darla I never felt uneasy around them very courteous staff. Ryan got right on it he did everything he said he could do and today I just got moved back to Florida that’s what I wanted to do and because of Ryan Barnett I was able to do that . Now I will always go to Ryan for all my legal needs.
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Posted by Robert Bodiford | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
Ryan and his team has done a great job with my case. Would recommend them to everyone. Have sent some of my friends already. Thanks everyone.
Posted by Ricky | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MR. MAKEITRIGHT
Mr Ryan Burnett represented me in a accident case.He is very professional, very reliable, very consistent he got to be the best in the area in the world he's awesome and I'm going to tell you something, call him if you have an vehicle accident of any kind or work-related issues.Mr Ryan Burnette, that's our SUPERMAN around here!!!! I recommend him, MR.RYAN BURNETTE VERY HIGHLY .
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Posted by Mike | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr Barnett was extremely kind and kept me aware of all information. He and his staff were always available to answer any questions. This experience has really changed my opinion of lawyers. In all it was a fantastic outcome.
Posted by Rachel | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, honest, and caring legal counsel!
I hired Ryan for a Workman’s Comp case and returned to utilize his expertise and efficiency when I had a Motor Vehicle Accident. In both instances he worked effectively in what was my best interest. He is very personable and truly cares for you as an individual by giving very honest counsel. I am very happy with the legal services he provided in both instances and would not hesitate to hire him again if I was in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Sam | December 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Construction Litigation
Ryan Barnett did an outstanding job reviewing the details of my case and offering legal advice that resulted in my settlement with a building contractor without having to go to court. Ryan was very easy to connect with, showed a real interest in and compassion toward the circumstances I needed to resolve. He also provided follow-up advice. I’m very satisfied.
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Posted by Katie | November 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrongful Termination/Personal Injury
I never thought I would be in a lawsuits, especially a Wrongful Termination lawsuit. I loved my job and had employed there for over 15 years when I was wrongfully terminated for reporting a serious health concern. This whole experience changed my life forever and flipped my world upside down. Nothing can really prepare you for what you will go through mentally during a lawsuit, but having the right attorney by your side can make a world of difference. Ryan Barnett along with Chase Caldwell fought for me and believed in what I was standing up for. I can't thank them enough for their hard work, support and guidance during this extremely difficult time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver against a fortune 500 company.
A lot of people use the term life saver loosely. In my situation that is exactly what Ryan was able to do. When i was looking for an employment attorney that would actually represent an employee, every single person i trusted referred Ryan Barnett. I worked for 9 year for a fortune 500 company. Needless to say they had deep pockets. One day I was falsely accused of sexual harassment by the customer. With a perfect track record during my employment I was suspended without pay and told if I contact anyone within the company during the investigation I would be terminated, all within within 4 hours of the complaint being filed. I was in panic mode. I hired Ryan 2 weeks in after I was told my health benefits would be suspended while I was being investigated. I felt i had no one to fight for me. Ryan was on it. within a few days my health benefits were reinstated and i now felt like i had a voice among the giants. These allegations would not just be job ending but career ending in my field. Ryan was able to allow him to be present during the investigation interviews and I'm glad he was because it had all the makings of me being railroaded. With him there the tempo swung in a way they knew I was not just going to lay down for false allegations. In the end it was found that the allegations were false. Ryan was able to plan an exit strategy for me that was in my best interest and allow me to continue in the forward path of my career, While protecting my clean reputation. His fees were very reasonable and worth every penny. he was very responsive to my questions and worries. i worked with him directly the entire time. I was never passed off to someone different with his name on the letter head. I was very pleased with him even though the situation was terrible. he was able to keep me from over reacting and over reaching. Thank you very much and would recommend Ryan as an employment lawyer to anyone.
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Posted by TJ | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Pensacola!
Best lawyer by far in the Pensacola area! I had an outstanding experience. He and his firm were very responsive to any questions or concerns that I had. He kept me informed throughout the entire process and made the entire experience comfortable. I’m overly satisfied with the outcome of my case. I can’t recommend Ryan Barnett and his firm enough!
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Posted by Misty | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing team
Ryan Barnett and Anthony went above and beyond to assist me with my case needs. All of my calls and emails were returned same day if not within minutes. I was always treated fair and with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend Mr. Barnett for any of your attorney needs.
Posted by Paul | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nobody Better, Victory!
Mine was an employment case. Just myself and Mr Ryan Barnett, against a publicly traded international healthcare corporation. I could have been squashed. Mr Barnett excelled at understanding my position, excelled at depositions, defended every dirty curve ball thrown at me. The ultimate decision to take a settlement was mine, I truly believe Mr Barnett would have stayed the course through trial. His billing was fair, mindful of expenses. Not a bit of laziness about him . Strong recommendation in Mr Barnett's favor. Nobody could have done better . Thank you Ryan Barnett!
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Posted by Anthony Odom | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Pensacola
Very professional ! Ryan was more than a lawyer going through this ordeal. He cared and was had empathy for my situation. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer defending me . Thank you for everything Mr Barnett !? . If anyone needs one of the best lawyers call Mr Barnett he is awesome!!!
Posted by Abigail | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the area
My family has used Ryan for multiple legal issues. He always has gone above and beyond to help us and listen to us. He is very knowledgeable and respectful. We have always been pleased with his outcomes. He is a very good man. I would recommend him to anybody with any issue.
Posted by Terri | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
Ryan Barnett represented me in an extremely stressful case where he showed compassion beyond expectation yet his knowledge and professionalism surrounded every step he made. My case ended up being over a three year process where I know that I was hard to deal with at times; however, my attorney never showed anything less than 100% understanding. I would recommend him with an 11 out of a 1 to 10 score! Thank you so much for all you did.
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Posted by Tammy | April 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workman's compensation case
I hired Ryan Barnett after my life altering, permanent injuries, due to an accident. I found him and his staff to be professional, courteous and caring. Ryan and his staff made me aware of my rights. They carefully explained everything to me. I felt that Ryan had my best interest in mind, Not his. He made sure I was getting the extensive medical treatment I needed along the way, as well as financial compensation that was crucial to my survival and healing. Big law firms were circling around me like vultures. Ryan and his firm were there to help me and do what was best for me and my future. I highly recommend Ryan and his firm. I can't say enough good things about them.
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Posted by Chuck | November 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Ryan goes above and beyond expectations. Fought for me and my interests all the way to the end. Definitely my choice for a great attorney.
Posted by keshia | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
personal injury/workers comp
Ryan Barnett has been my attorney for two years and I love him to death.He is really handle your case in a professional way he is not about winning and ripping you off he is a fair attorney and if anybody want a attorney that's going to work for you and not against you I suggest Ryan Barnett.Since I been his client I never seen a rude or unprofessional side to him.So if anybody need a attorney give Ryan Barnett a call @Whibbs and Stone
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Posted by Cody | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
The lawyer that I hired went above and beyond to help and get me what I needed. I recommend him to any who is in need of great Lawyer and he will get the job done.
Posted by Debra | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmans Comp case
Mr. Barnett helped me with my workmans comp case. I was very satisfied with the help and direction I received from him and his staff. Mr. Barnett made sure I was getting the proper medical treatment I was supposed to receive, he made sure my workmans comp pay was paid accurately and timely, he made sure I was paid my mileage for treatments and other monies do. He helped me receive a settlement that is going to help me transition to a new career after my injury. I recommend Mr. Barnett he is an excellent attorney and his staff is wonderful. Thankyou for representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury, Workers Compensation and Disability Cases
Ryan Barnett handed three cases for me over a 4 year period working them all simultaneously. The first was a motor vehicle accident with injury which he handled very quickly and effectively with settlement amount double of what was expected. The next was a social security disability claim that he coordinated through his firm with an associate attorney representing me at hearings and with the social security administration. Presentations to the judges and to the SSA were done very professionally and timely with my award determined within one year of filing the initial claim. The remaining case he handled by Ryan was a workers compensation claim resulting from an injury suffered working for a major aerospace company. Ryan protected my rights as an injured worker ensuring I and my family had ample financial resources during the most difficult phases of my injury and recovery, monitored the medical treatment processes advocating those which promoted the ideal therapies for recovery in conjunction with my surgeon, pain management doctor and physical therapy clinics. His expertise and professionalism working my cases along with his personal assistance, encouragement and advice to me and my family during an extremely difficult time has a value that is impossible to measure. He obtained a settlement for my injuries and future medical of nearly a half million dollars. I cannot say thank you enough to Ryan and his staff. He is a high energy homerun hitter as an attorney and I whole heartedly recommend him and his firm Whibbs and Stone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk / Attorney
  • McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2001
  • University of South Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Decker v. University of West Florida, 85 So.2d 571 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Transferred to Escambia County Circuit Court
  • Wingate v. Wingate, 2012 WL 1071548 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Unfavorable result for client at trial court reversed.
  • Bank of America, N.A. v. Lane, 76 So.3d 1007 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • Reversed
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Associations

  • Pensacola-Escambia County Human Relations Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pensacola Lighthouse Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pensaola Humane Society
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Vice President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Pensacola State College
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business Law
  • 2006 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Fraud and Florida Workers' Compensation in the Current Marketplace"
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Ryan
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He assisted one of my clients with a workers compensation matter in a very competent, diligent, and effective manner."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Barnett brings an ethical integrity to everything he does. He is a credit to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as I have had the opportunity to proceed through trial with Mr Barnett. He is an excellent trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsement: Mr. Barnett has helped many people in the area. His support staff is also very admirable."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have collaborated with Ryan on about a dozen cases with Ryan over the past couple of years and he is very thorough and creative in his approaches to difficult cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Ryan on a complex civil case. Ryan is honest and hard working. I frequently refer clients to Ryan because I know he will take excellent care of them."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked as opposing counsel with Ryan on several cases and have found him to be dilligent, professional and a strong advocate for his client. He is very knowledgeable and reasonable and I enjoy working with him on cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have always found Ryan to be highly competent and straightforward in litigation wherein we have had opposing positions. Ryan is a very ethical attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is diligent and ethical."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Good with research and on difficult and denied claims."
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