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Anthony Gerald Ryan

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


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



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Attorney endorsements

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  • 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 and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL, 34237


FLMember in Good Standing199806/21/2016
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
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
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. A. GalloSelf Defense Immunity From Prosecution-Granted
Norman Sims v. State of FloridaReversed felony possession charge/ Double Jeopardy
Wright v. StateReversed on appeal, case dismissed
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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