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Ryan D. Burns

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100 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Suite 1100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 847-4950
(954) 627-6640 - Fax
rdburns@mdwcg.com

As a member of the firm's Casualty Department, Ryan's law practice covers a wide array of general liability areas including; negligent security, product liability, premises liability, construction and equipment operators liability, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, maritime litigation, general negligent business operations and automotive liability matters. He also devotes a portion of his practice to general PIP litigation and insurance coverage matters. Ryan has handled numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death claims.  He has also argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeal and has worked on appeals in the Third and Fourth DCAs.

Ryan was previously an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.  There he prosecuted a wide variety of crimes including DUIs, narcotics trafficking, white collar crime, lewd sexual batteries, aggravated batteries, armed robberies and burglaries, and insurance fraud. 

As a law student at Indiana University of Bloomington, Ryan was active in all phases of litigation education, including being a Moot Court finalist, a member of the school's Moot Court Competition Team and a member of the school's trial competition team.  Additionally, Ryan made the Dean's List and graduated cum laude.

Ryan has tried over a dozen jury trials to verdict, including both civil and criminal.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death/negligent security claim, where demand was $10 million, by arguing that the claimant was a trespasser at the time of the shooting. 

  • Obtained defense verdicts in several premises liability trials on the basis that clients were not negligent.

  • Obtained summary judgments in several negligence cases on issues ranging from workers' compensation immunity to insufficient evidence of negligence. 

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • ETHICS: The Tripartite Relationship and Bad Faith Claims, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium – Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018

  • Discussions of Recent Florida Case law Developments Regarding EUO Methodology and Limitations, FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee, Orlando, FL, June 2012

  • Florida Premises Liability Law and the Affect of Medicare Liens on Settlements, client seminar, October 2011

Published Works

Legal Teaching Position

  • Certified Instructor in Adjuster Law and Policy by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Licensing

Education

  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., 2006)

    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Moot Court Finalist, Moot Court External Team, Trial Competition Team 

  • University of Florida (B.S., 2003)

    Major: Mathematics 

May 30, 2019
Twelve attorneys from Marshall Dennehey's Florida offices (Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa) have been selected to the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
June 19, 2018
Eleven attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high...
June 8, 2017
Eight attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high...
June 9, 2016
Ten attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...
January 4, 2016
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA:  Jason W. Bialker, member of...
June 11, 2015
Eight  attorneys from the Florida offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, Florida Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who...
Seminar Sep 20, 2018
Florida Casualty Claims Symposium 2018 – Casino Royale Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Casualty in the state of Florida. Agenda Topics: Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent...

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
  • University of Florida (B.S., 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2008

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2019

Year Joined Organization: 2008

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