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Anthony Gerald Ryan

Criminal defense Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Anthony G. Ryan

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Anthony G. Ryan practices in all areas of state criminal defense, including but not limited to: DUI, Drug Possession Cases, Sex Crimes, Domestic Battery, Trafficking, Traffic Crimes, All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, Suspended License, Bond Hearings, Violation of Probation and False Arrest. I serve Sarasota County, Manatee County, and Charlotte County: Bradenton, Venice, Englewood, North Port, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Anthony G. Ryan devotes a major part of his criminal defense practice to defending people accused of drinking and driving. He also vigorously defends his clients in formal review hearings against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Bureau of Administrative Reviews.

  3. Domestic violence
    5%
    A domestic battery conviction has serious ramifications. Don't just take a plea without consulting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer first. You can fight these charges before the state even files.

  4. Juvenile law
    2%
    Anthony G. Ryan is experienced in representing juveniles accused of delinquent acts.

  5. Sex crime
    2%
    The most serious offenses demand an experienced attorney. Anthony G. Ryan is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. You can fight internet sex sting cases.

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%
    Don't just pay the ticket. An experienced attorney might be able to get you no points without traffic school so your insurance doesn't go up.

HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME YOU DIDN'T COMMIT? ANTHONY G. RYAN SPECIALIZES IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE!

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").

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Anthony Gerald Ryan
2184 Main Street
Sarasota, FL, 34237

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Spencer | March 9, 2010
Former client
I was amazed at how much Mr. Ryan knew about his profession. He is a very honest person who has his clients best interest at heart. He is well informed in all areas of law not only defense law. He is a straight talker that is extremely passionate about his work. I highly recommend him. He is one of the best!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2010
INCREDIBLE!!!
When you are in a situation when there seems to be no silver lining, someone with a little experience should always offer their feedback to inform you of your options to better your position. I was in a situation where I did not know what was going on, no idea what to do and most of all, scared of the unknown. My wife found Mr. Ryan and interviewed him over the phone and said that she FEELS he is the right one out of the 10-12 she spoke with over a 3 day period. My wife and I went to see him and was really impressed with how calm he was and how encouraging he was! When you think of a lawyer being caring and encouraging, you think those two discriptions do not match...But it does for Mr. Ryan. If he doesnt have the answer to a question, he is the type of man who will tell you that he will research it and get back to you ASAP. This is a shining example of someone with INTEGRITY! I thank him from the bottom of my heart for not only showing me that the silver lining exists, but also delivering a positive outcome to my situation. Thanks Mr. Ryan!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Mr. Ryan was absolutely outstanding from the first phone call consult to the dismissal of my case. I highly recommend him as the Attorney for you! Professional, proficient, innate, and SUCCESSFUL!
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Client
Mr Ryan gave us great support in our case and fought hard to get the best result he possibly could getting a six year sentence down to one year . I highly recommend him for his professionalism and support provided to us, and all contact afterwards.
Posted by Tanya | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in town
Anthony Ryan was exceptional from our first meeting to setting aside time to discuss all questions and possible outcomes. He was reachable whenever I had a question and service provided was one of the best ever. The outcome was fantastic and I don't know what I would have done with out his help.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client of Anthony Ryan
I was very fortunate to have an attorney on my side like Anthony Ryan and the Law Place he was proffesional and trusting throughout my whole case / process .. He stood and faught for me side from the very moment I consulted with him and then chose to hire him for my assault case... He faught to get me the offer I was hopping for and I would absolutely use him again in the future of ever need be...
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Posted by tara bRACETTY | October 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney and dedicated!
He helped my husband win a hopeless case with trial. My husband was facing 10 plus years!!!! We previously hired another attorney that treated us as if he was guilty and to take a 5yr sentence. We fired him and hired Anthony Ryan and we are so glad we did.
Posted by Carina | February 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing work!
My boyfriend and I hired Anthony to take care of a case for my boyfriend. I loved the fact that he was always available to speak with or his assistant Marla. They are both extremely efficient and knowledgeable in everything. They made our difficult case seem easy. We got the case reduced to a lesser charge and walked us step by step on what we should expect. They exceeded our expectations. We would definitely hire again.
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Posted by Mary | October 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr Ryan is an excellent attorney and one of the most honest attorneys I have come across I have hired him several times and he has done only the best and honest work I appreciate his truth for each case I hired him for thank you anthony
Posted by AT | June 8, 2015
An Attorney who you can trust to guide you and help you in your time of need
I simply cannot say enough about Anthony Ryan's expertise, professionalism and tenacity. I was arrested on a fraudulent charge based on felony perjury, with a overzealous State Attorney licking his lips to prosecute. Anthony calmly pointed out the glaring errors in the case and had the case dropped. I would not hesitate to compliment Anthony to anyone who has the misfortune to be charged with crime even if you are guilty. He has a easy going manner to ease one's fears, an awesome analytical mind to see the whole picture and clearly explain the steps necessary to defend the matter. He is a no nonsense straight shooter. You cannot get a better Attorney to stand by your side. Thank You
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Posted by rob | May 26, 2015
unsurpassed
he did a unbelievable job for my case. was very knowledgeable on the task at hand. I would recommend him to anyone that has a legal case pending. Very professional and very understanding on the headaches one is going through during the proceedings. He does his best to handle everything so one does not have to deal with all of that ..
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Posted by Leslie | May 14, 2015
Definitely have this guy in your corner
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Ryan. Unfortunately, the case against me was very bleak with little hope for any kind of positive outcome. Overcoming one obstacle after another, Anthony helped navigate my legal case and brought me out on the other side, helping to put the matter behind me, not letting my mistakes define the rest of my future. He was always honest, dependable and easy to contact. If you've found yourself in a legal mess, do yourself a favor and have this attorney on your side!
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Posted by Jorge | April 15, 2015
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida
Before getting the services of Mr. Anthony G. Ryan, I did my own research and I found him to be the most reliave, honest, capable, a professional genuinely eager to help their clients with their legal issues and I would strongly recommend him to anyone but most importantly if your situation is serious as mine was. Even if the facts are bad and evident against you, he will find any legal aspect to use it in your favor as he is always prepare and very meticulous. He is available by phone or email which is very convenient. Another reason that convinced me about Mr. Ryan was the good reviews from his colleagues and even defense attorneys, describing him as a good attorney with personality, always compassionate about his clients and fighting for them until the end. A perfect example of that will be that he took care of my expungement paper work and cleared my record at not cost. Lastly, I would like to express my eternal gratitude to Anthony G. Ryan, his services may not be cheap but freedom has no price.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2013
Legal Help Welcomed
He was very quick to respond to requests and handled everything very professionally.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2010
Greatest Attorney Ever
Mr. Ryan was wonderful. I trusted him with my life and he saved it with his knowledge and skill. I would recommend him to anyone who is in trouble with the law and needs help, he is the attorney for you!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Vernis & Bowling of the Florida Keys
  • 1998 - 1999

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. A. Gallo
  • Self Defense Immunity From Prosecution-Granted
  • Norman Sims v. State of Florida
  • Reversed felony possession charge/ Double Jeopardy
  • Wright v. State
  • Reversed on appeal, case dismissed

Associations

  • Florida Bar 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C"
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1997
  • Graduated Cum Laude (with honors)
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1997
  • Member of Business Law Journal, University of Miami
  • Business Law Journal, University of Miami School of Law
  • 1996
  • International Economics Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • 1990
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Publications

  • The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association
  • An Argument in Favor of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitution Day - Justice Teaching for the Florida Bar
  • The Bill of Rights
  • 2012
  • Justice teaching engagement at Venice High School
  • Search and Seizure the 4th Amendment
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Anthony
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tony is a tenacious and effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There is nobody I would rather call to run an issue by and get his opinion. Very smart and knows his stuff. Plus he has over 15 years experience in some very difficult criminal cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor to work against and with Mr. Ryan and anyone can rest assured that whatever the issue may be, he will fight zealously and intelligently to ensure his clients get the best outcome. I have and will continue to refer cases to him without any hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony Ryan is one of Sarasota's premier criminal defense attorneys. He is a true fighter and a compassionate person. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tony. He is professional, knows the law, and agressively fights for his clients. You are in good hands if Tony, if you have Tony on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an excellent attorney with a great reputation for being both knowledgeable and professional. I have seen him in court on many occasions and am always impressed with his skill."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Anthony Ryan. He is an excellent attorney in our community and board certified. He has a reputation for fighting for his clients. I personally have witnessed him in court effectively advocating for his clients. I have referred clients to him and they all have nothing but positive feedback. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Tony Ryan as a fellow criminal defense lawyer. I had several cases against Tony when I was a prosecutor and I always felt that he represented his clients to the fullest extent. I would trust him to handle any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an excellent board certified criminal trial attorney. I have worked with Anthony in the past and I would highly recommend him to anyone charged with a crime."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is skilled lawyer that understands the law and knows how to apply to his cases. In addition to these valuable talents he is a complete professional and a pleasure to litigate against, even when the facts of the case are very unpleasant. I would recommend Anthony Ryan to anyone and have done so in the past."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a zealous advocate for his clients. He's not afraid to push a case to trial and puts his client's interests above his own. He also is respected by both judges and prosecutors for his legal ability and ethics. Anyone hiring Tony is in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked along side Tony Ryan at the beginning of his career in the Public Defenders Office many years ago. I have followed Tony's career since and have watched him find ways to beat cases over and over again that most defense lawyers would consider "unwinnable". He is the guy to look at if you need a top-flight criminal lawyer on the west coast of florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a great attorney. He is always trying to find new ways to give each of his clients a unique defense. Tony is always easy to talk to and compassionate with each of his clients. He takes the time to explain to them the process and what his attack strategies will be. Tony is very well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This criminal defense lawyer is without question one of the most well informed, aggressive defense attorneys in our community. I would not hesitate to recommend him. I also consider him an attorney of integrity, which is probably the best endorsement I give."
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Top Contributor 2012
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Sarasota Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony Gerald Ryan
Anthony Gerald Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation