Ryan L. Hicks


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Phone: (813) 488-2925

Fax: (813) 488-2960

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.



Ryan is an Associate in the Firm's Tampa office and member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation, professional liability defense, and complex commercial litigation.

Ryan graduated cum laude from 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 Freeborn, Ryan was a Paralegal at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington, DC assisting in mass toxic tort and products liability defense. Ryan was also a Paralegal at Phelps Dunbar LLP assisting in commercial litigation.

Ryan is an ex-athlete, playing basketball for majority of his life from the moment he could hold a ball. As an athlete he never got into actually watching sports so unlike most you will rarely catch him at a sporting event.  In his free time he enjoys boating, attending concerts, and traveling.  

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, George Edgecomb Bar Association