overview
Ryan D. Elias brings over a decade’s-worth of property and casualty insurance claim-handling knowledge and expertise to the firm’s appellate practice and complex litigation support/consulting team.

For twelve years, Ryan worked for one of the largest insurers in the U.S. During this time, he handled first-party auto injury claims as well as residential and commercial fire property claims. He managed teams within the Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) unit, including a team dedicated solely to PIP litigation. Ryan also was a start-up team manager in an injury claims training department, which created and facilitated training for first- and third-party injury claim handlers across the country.

Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois State University, graduating cum laude. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from The George Washington University Law School (GW Law) in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Ryan was the Senior Notes Editor for the International Law in Domestic Courts Journal. His passion for legal research and writing earned him a spot as a Dean’s Fellow (i.e., a teaching assistant in the Legal Research and Writing program). In 2018, GW Law selected Ryan and one other student to represent the school in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles, California, where he went on to compete in two rounds.

Ryan is a below-the-knee amputee and enjoys mentoring, working with, and learning from other amputees. Over the years, he has been extensively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives, both inside and outside work. While working for his former employer, he co-founded the Miami, Florida chapter of an LGBTQ employee resource group and served as Vice-Chair of his department’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. Ryan also enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching a good scary movie from time to time.
                                          
Credentials

Education

  • George Washington University (J.D., 2019)
  • Illinois State University (B.S., 2004)
    Cum Laude

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Overview
  • Credentials

locations

Miami

Miami Office

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Miami-Dade

Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Monroe
Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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Broward
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie

Tampa

Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota
Orlando

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole
Ocala

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia
Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union
Pensacola

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee

Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

Seattle

Seattle Office

800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206.453.3030 F: 206.829.9046

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King | Pierce | Snohomish 

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Our Firm

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 150 attorneys.

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Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, as well as in Seattle, Washington, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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