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A talented and experienced trial attorney, Mr. Hughes opened his own law firm at the age of 27 to guarantee that his clients received the highest standard of compassion and dedication to their case.
Mr. Hughes knew he wanted to be an attorney when he was 12 years old, and he devoted his entire academic life pursuing this career. He won the award for best-distinguished speaker in his senior class at Bishop Verot High School. He served as President of the Debate Team at the University of Central Florida for four years and has traveled nationally as the Mock Trial Lead Witness, competing against Ivy League teams.
In Law School, Ryan was appointed Editor in Chief of the prestigious Law Review and ranked in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Hughes started his legal career litigating public record violations against government entities and sheriff offices in every county in Florida.
While it was rewarding to advocate for those denied public records, Ryan's true passion is to help people who have been injured in serious incidents. Ryan has received guidance from his father, the former Director of Trauma Surgery at Lee Memorial Hospital, and his mother, Director of Horticulture at the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates.
Being involved in the medical field his entire life has given Mr. Hughes an understanding of the underlying medical practices in his cases, which ultimately gives his clients an extreme advantage in court.
Mr. Astrin decided to become an attorney at age 13 when he heard his grandfather talk about his experience as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General.
After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2006, Mr. Astrin attended the Florida Coastal School of Law, where he finished Cum Laude in the top 6% of his class in 2013. Since obtaining licenses to practice law in both Maryland and Florida, Mr. Astrin challenges himself by practicing several different areas of law. He focuses primarily on personal injury and real estate.
Mr. Astrin has served as a pro bono Guardian Ad Litem in Collier County since October 2014 and is a member of the Attorneys' Title Fund.
Sean Clyatt was born in Fort Myers, FL, attended the University of Florida for his bachelor’s degree and attended Stetson University College of Law and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom for law school.
Mr. Clyatt is passionate about constitutional law, civil rights, and making sure clients get their fair say in their legal challenges. His other interests include training his Belgian Malinois service dog, Otto, as well as hiking and fishing.
Ciera Lipps grew up in and out of the foster care system where she gained a passion for helping others and a desire to make the world a better place in any way she could.
This desire to improve the quality of life for marginalized individuals led Ciera to obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology at New College of Florida where she developed a resilience building program for children in low-income households which was successfully implemented as a part of the Sarasota Salvation Army’s Pathway to Hope program aimed at breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty.
After spending a year implementing the resilience building program, Ciera decided to attend law school at Stetson University College of Law where she graduated cum laude. While at Stetson, Ciera served as the President of the Child Advocates of Stetson Law, was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity, co-authored a legal rights guide for children in Foster Care titled Know Your Rights, and volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in Foster Care in Pinellas County.
Since graduating law school, Ciera continues to dedicate time serving those in need by taking on criminal defense cases for indigent individuals pro-bono, handling over 25 criminal defense cases free of charge to her clients in the 3.5 years since she graduated. In the past year, Ciera has become an active member of the motorcycle community in the Tampa Bay Area and has become dedicated to helping the motorcycle community by providing legal assistance and working on events that promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
Ryan Hicks is an attorney in the Firm's Tampa office with jury trial experience. He represents plaintiffs in medical negligence, wrongful death, and personal injury cases, such as, but not limited to, auto accidents and accidents that happen on someone else's property. Originally from Northern Virginia, Ryan relocated to Florida in 2003 and attended the University of Tampa, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Criminology.
Ryan graduated cum laude from Florida's first law school, Stetson University College of Law, where he received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. He interned for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in law school. Before taking up personal injury law, Ryan worked at the Tampa office of Freeborn & Peters LLP, focusing on insurance coverage litigation, professional liability defense, and complex commercial litigation.
Before attending law school, Ryan was a Paralegal at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington, DC, assisting in mass toxic tort and product liability defense. Ryan's many years of legal experience have helped him win settlements worth millions of dollars for his clients. He has litigated personal injury cases against major corporations in both State and Federal court.
Ryan has been recognized by the Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star consecutively since 2021. Rising Stars is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas. The National Black Lawyers named him a "Top 40 Under 40" attorney in Florida, an honor given to a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications. He also was Lawyer Monthly's injury LegalAwards recipient in 2020.
Ryan is admitted to practice in all State courts in Florida and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice, TBTLA, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Hicks is on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Suncoast Chapter.