Ryan L Hicks graduated cum laude from Florida’s first law school, Stetson University College of Law, where he received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. During law school, he served as a Federal Judicial Intern to the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. Prior to joining The EH Law Firm, Ryan worked at one of Tampa’s top personal injury law firms, Trentalange & Kelly, P.A., where he focused his practice on medical negligence, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect cases. Prior to taking up personal injury law, Ryan worked at the Tampa office of Freeborn & Peters LLP where he focused his practice on insurance coverage litigation, professional liability defense, and complex commercial litigation. Before attending law school, Ryan was a Paralegal at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington, DC assisting in mass toxic tort and product liability defense. Ryan’s vast legal experience has allowed him to recover millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. He has litigated personal injury cases against major corporations in both State and Federal court.
Ryan L Hicks has been recognized by the Super Lawyers publication multiple years as a Rising Star. Being named to the Rising Stars list is a prestigious distinction that only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive. He was named as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney in Florida by The National Black Lawyers, an honor given to a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. He also was Lawyer Monthly’s personal injury Legal Awards recipient in 2020.
Ryan is admitted to practice in all State courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice, Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Broward County Bar Association. In addition to practicing law, Ryan is on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Suncoast Chapter.
In Ryan’s free time he enjoys spending time with family and Traveling. When he is not traveling, as a former basketball player, Ryan enjoys attending Heat games and staying in shape in the gym. When the weather permits you can likely find Ryan out on the water soaking up South Florida’s boating scene.