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Ryan Michael Barnett

Personal injury Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.9   50 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 9 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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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.

    18 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.

    18 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.

    18 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.

    18 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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Location

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

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Posted by Michelle | March 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Ryan Barnett
I was rear ended in 2022. Ryan Barnett picked up my case in 2023 and went straight to work. First he took care of making sure i had the right doctors and treatment needed for my injuries.. we settled for 6 figures and I picked up my check up February 2024. Thank you so much Ryan!
Posted by Jon | January 15, 2024
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Thank you Mr. Barnett
Mr. Barnett was extremely helpful and thorough in winning my case. He provided feedback every step of the way and I highly recommend not only him, but his firm for all your legal needs. Thanks again for everything!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend working with Ryan and his Team
When we needed legal representation, I had reached out to several well advertised law firms (one of them had even been a referral), and they all just left me feeling like I was a person who could just make them money. None of them would even consult with us (even for a fee); we had to answer lengthy questionnaires and were told there were long wait periods, and then they would decide if they would "accept" our case. The whole thing was frustrating and deflating when we were already going through a very hard time. Ryan and his team met with us and treated us like human beings, not just a dollar sign. They were wonderful to work with throughout, listening to our needs and what we wanted, keeping in communication with us, and just overall representing us in a fair and professional way. I would highly recommend working with this group if you find yourself in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Lawrence | June 26, 2023
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Ryan Barrett
Ryan did a awesome job with my case I would recommend him for sure thank you Mr Barnett for everything
Posted by Megan | March 27, 2023
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The best lawyer
I had the pleasure of being able to be represented by Mr. Ryan Barnett and his team! This was the first time I’ve had to work with an attorney so I was a little nervous but Mr. Barnett was there to answer my questions if I had them along with Darla. Yes, the process took some time but I was being updated on my case and they let me know of any new information. If I ever got into another accident(which hopefully I don’t) I’ll know who to call! Trust Mr. Barnett and his legal team. They are there for you!
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Posted by Jacquez | March 16, 2023
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Jacquez
Best representation you can ask for communication is great I was thrilled with how smooth everything turned out overtime
Posted by Scott | October 4, 2022
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| 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
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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
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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
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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
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| 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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

Sample of 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)
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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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