Ryan Cappy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa, FL

The Law Offices of Ryan Cappy
 | 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-467-9588
Fax: 813-485-8480
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ryan Cappy is the founder and president of The Law Offices Of Ryan Cappy in Tampa, Florida. Recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Cappy devotes his practice to protecting the rights and entitlements of those he serves while helping them to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for their serious and pressing legal challenges.

    Focusing primarily on personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Cappy fights hard to recover the full amount of compensation for those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence. Along with handling all types of claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and defective products, he handles medical malpractice claims, as well as workers' compensation and Social Security Disability claims. He also has extensive experience with criminal defense.

    No matter the issues facing his clients, Mr. Cappy provides the personalized attention and dedicated support they need during some of the most stressful and uncertain times in their lives. From his high level of client commitment coupled with his exceptional legal abilities, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    Among his other accolades, Mr. Cappy received a Legal Elite designation from Florida Trend magazine, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. Moreover, he has received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and he has earned "Superb" client ratings on Avvo, as well as many positive testimonials from his satisfied clients.

    A native of Tampa, Mr. Cappy graduated from Florida State University in 1997 and obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2000, where he received the Book Award in Constitutional Law II for his outstanding academic contributions. The Florida Bar admitted him to practice the following year, and Mr. Cappy served as an assistant state attorney with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office for several years before entering private practice.

    Throughout his career, he has maintained active involvement with several professional legal organizations, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association, among others. He has also written extensively, and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to his practice areas.

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    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 10%Social Security Disability
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Ryan Cappy

    Admitted: 2001, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://cappylaw.com/about/


    • 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., Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2018
    • Best Lawyers of America Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, The Best Lawyers of America, 2018
    • 10.0 rating , AVVO, 2018
    • Book Award-Constitutional Law II, Florida State College of Law, 2000
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
    • Ryan became a life member in good standing of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MMADF). Multi-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 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., Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
    • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified to Practice in the Middle District of Florida, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member-National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2015
    • Member-Jesuit High School Bar Association, 2010
    • Member-Florida Bar, 2001
    • Member-Florida Justice Association (FJA), 2007
    • Member-Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2003
    • Member-National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), 2013
    • Member-Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, 2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Jesuit Alumni Magazine
    • Florida State College of Communication and Information

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Our client, who we will call Maria for privacy's sake, was driving down the road in the inside lane. A nearby driver lost control of his vehicle and crossed over two lanes of traffic, striking the front end of Maria's car. The violent impact caused over $14,000 worth of damage to Maria's car. It was this impact that would change the next five years of her life. Maria, who was 29 weeks pregnant, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. She had cuts on her face and head, and MRI's showed hip and pelvis fractures. Due to her injuries, she was transferred to the High Risk OB Floor. She was placed on bed rest due to the severity of her injures, and the risk of complications. Although Maria was a healthy 20-year-old girl, she underwent a cesarean section because of the multiple pelvic fractures. Over time, Maria's condition did not improve, despite her treatments and she suffered through years of back and hip pain. Five years later, she still has pain and gets nervous driving past large trucks on the road. We fought hard to ensure that Maria got the restitution she deserved. Unfortunately, in a case like this, we can never make her whole again. We can never give her back the youth she lost fighting through pain caused by another driver. But we can get her the restitution she needed to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Through a jury trial, we secured a verdict of over $2.5 million in restitution for our client., 2013
    • Driving in town, our client was carelessly rear ended by a company work truck causing massive damage to both vehicles. Our client had to undergo back and neck surgeries due to the negligence of the company truck driver. During the case, our client was also diagnosed with a severe head injury, and had brain surgery, which changed his life for the better. Prior to trial, the case resolved for over $1,000,000.00, 2014
    • In April 2006, a joyous occasion turned tragic at the hands of a drunk driver. A family wedding was planned when a man with a blood alcohol level of 0.12 ran a red light and crashed into a carload of the bride's relatives. The driver and two passengers died due to this man's negligence. Our firm had the privilege of representing one of the deceased parties. After three years of fighting his 5 DUI manslaughter charges the defendant plead guilty. The case resolved for more than $1 million., 2011
    • As a semi truck driver makes an illegal right turn from the left lane, he collides with a car. The woman driving the car subsequently had surgery on both her shoulder and back. After twenty months of work, the insurance company reached a settlement of $450,000., 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Florida State University, 1996

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1997
    • Graduated Cum Laude from Jesuit High School, Tampa, Florida, 1993
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    Office Location for Ryan Cappy

    400 N. Ashley Drive
    Suite 2100
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-467-9588

    Fax: 813-485-8480

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