Trial Attorney Ryan Dwyer, Fighting for Florida’s Most Vulnerable
Ryan Dwyer is a trial attorney specializing in nursing home and assisted living facility negligence cases. He handles elder neglect cases statewide across Florida.
Ryan is dedicated to his clients and prides himself in delivering results for families that suffered loss due to a healthcare facility’s carelessness.
Ryan Dwyer, Fighting to Expose Truth and Corruption in Florida’s Long Term Care System
Mr. Dwyer began his career at Wilkes & McHugh, a preeminent, nationally-recognized nursing home litigation firm handling complex litigation cases. During his years working at Wilkes, Mr. Dwyer investigated and exposed shell companies that funneled money away from patient care to increase corporate profits.
Mr. Dwyer continues this fight at Senior Justice Law Firm. Mr. Dwyer focuses not just on the individual incident, but also analyzes systemic management choices that may have contributed to the neglect-related injuries. This could include inadequate staffing, insufficient training of staff or other corporate decisions affecting care.
Ryan focuses on fighting elder abuse and neglect because each case, large or small, is appalling. He fights every day to hold negligent facilities accountable, and hopefully, to institute change.
An Experienced Nursing Home Litigator
Mr. Dwyer has successfully handled hundreds of nursing home and assisted living negligence cases. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients via jury verdicts, arbitration awards, and out-of-court settlements.
He is passionate about the people he fights for and has dedicated his career to helping the elderly. Mr. Dwyer’s passion for advocacy of seniors and other vulnerable populations begins with his own grandparents, with whom he is very close.
Background and Education
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Dwyer relocated to Florida to pursue higher education. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, he went on to pursue a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law where he graduated with honors. During his time at Stetson, Mr. Dwyer distinguished himself working as a Teaching Assistant Professor, and honed his skills as a fierce advocate serving on the Dispute Resolution Board concentrating in Arbitration. Most notably, Mr. Dwyer competed as a member of the esteemed, Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Team, winning multiple national competitions.
Mr. Dwyer is also a recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Award, the Stephanie A. Vaughan Excellence in Advocacy Award, and is an inductee in the National Order of the Barristers.
When he’s not fervently advocating for his clients, Mr. Dwyer can be found with his dog, Roxy, on Tampa’s Riverwalk, in the kitchen testing a new recipe, or cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.