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Ryan J. Weeks

Ryan J. Weeks

Associate
Direct Dial: (813) 397-2841
Fax: (813) 229-3500
rweeks@mpdlegal.com
Office Location: Tampa

Overview
Professional Involvement
Publications & Speaking
Community

Ryan Weeks joined the firm as an associate in 2012 where he devotes his practice to alternative dispute resolution, complex commercial litigation, construction, cybersecurity and data privacy, fidelity, and suretyship matters.  Ryan’s experience includes a wide-variety of disputes and claims including breaches of contract, negligence, fraud, fraudulent transfers, and Ponzi-scheme related litigation.   His practice also includes providing assistance to clients in responses to cyber-attacks and data breaches, including:  initial case assessment, response options, cooperation with law enforcement, asset recovery, and interaction with third-party vendors.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, watching University of Florida athletics, and donating his time to charities inlcuding his involvement on the board for the Tampa Pig Jig benefiting NephCure Kidney International.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Suretyship
  • Fidelity
  • Cybersecurity

Admitted to Practice

  • All Florida State and Federal Courts

Education

  • The University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, B.S., Finance, 2005
  • The University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, M.S., Real Estate, 2008
  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Three Rivers Legal Services, Caring & Sharing Mentoring Program, Association for Law and Business, Entertainment Law Review

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee
      • Vice-Chair (2018 - 2019)
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum on the Construction Industry

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section

  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Construction Law Section

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • Law & Politics – SuperLawyers “Rising Star” (2018)

Selected Publications

  • Assisting Co-Author, Chapter 6, "Tender by the Surety," in the Bond Default Manual (4th Ed. 2015).
  • Co-Author, "Needs of Your Insured Banks: FDIC and Regulatory Issues, Risks, Coverages," (January 2018).

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Needs of Your Insured Banks:  FDIC and Regulatory Issues, Risk, and Concerns,”  Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Co-Presenter, January, 2018 (Washington, D.C.).

Community Involvement

  • Tampa Pig Jig
    • Board Member, 2012-present

  • Hillsborough Kids
    • Board Member, 2010-2011