Ryan Cappy, Attorney at Law
Ryan Cappy was born and raised in Tampa, where he graduated Cum Laude from Jesuit High School in 1993. He attended Florida State University, where he was the president of the Interfraternity Council. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 2000. While in law school, he received the Book Award in Constitutional Law, which is given by the faculty to the student who demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievement in a particular area of law.
Ryan began his career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. While at the State Attorney’s office he tried over 50 jury trials (and over 200 non-jury trials) at both the felony and misdemeanor levels. He then went on to practice law for a prominent Tampa insurance defense firm until the fall of 2007, when he joined the Plaintiff’s side and began helping Injury victims. He now represents plaintiffs’ rights in personal injury and wrongful death claims. In the past Ryan has defended insurance companies and their insureds, which provides him with a unique insight into the inner workings of insurance companies. That is an advantage that Ryan has over many other plaintiffs’ attorneys.
In 2013, Ryan became a life member in good standing of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MDAF) and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MMADF). Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. However, fewer than 1% of
U.S. lawyers are members of this prestigious and highly sought after recognition.
Ryan was selected as a top-rated lawyer for Personal Injury (Plaintiff) by Florida Super Lawyers in 2019. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Lawyers in the top 5% of the total lawyers in the state are selected to be included on the Super Lawyers list.
Mr. Cappy was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 publication of Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983 and is the oldest and most respected legal referral guide in the U.S. Best Lawyers annually surveys thousands of top attorneys in the United States, who confidentially evaluate the legal abilities of their professional peers.
Ryan has also been named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ 2018. Florida Trend’s Legal Elite represents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The 1,012 lawyers chosen exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues.
Ryan’s practice encompasses a broad range of personal injury claims, including wrongful death, automobile accidents (including trucking, motorcycle, and drunk driving accidents), and slip and falls. He also practices in the areas of medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, dog bites, social security disability, product liability and criminal defense. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, and National Association of Consumer Advocates. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Ryan resides in Tampa with his wife and four children.
Credentials You Can Trust:
- Former Assistant State Attorney
- Former Insurance Lawyer
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
- National Association of Consumer Advocates
- AV Preeminent 2017
As named in the Tampa Bay Times, Jesuit Alumni Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Florida State College of Communication and Information, and the Tampa Bay Business Journal.