G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Mediation
Rob Ryan is the founding partner of Ryan Law Firm. Mr. Ryan was raised on his family’s homeplace in the Troupville area of Brooks County, Georgia and grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, attending Lowndes County public schools and graduating from Lowndes High School in 1992. Mr. Ryan went on to obtain his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.
Mr. Ryan started his legal career as law clerk for Hon. Hugh Stone and Hon. David Barrett in the Enotah Judicial Circuit, in the North Georgia Mountains, and then served in the same circuit as an Assistant District Attorney under Hon. Stan Gunter. Later, Mr. Ryan went into private practice in Albany and Valdosta, representing insurers, individuals and employers in liability and workers’ compensation claims, before opening his own firm, Ryan & Golden, with Ellen S. Golden. Upon Judge Golden’s appointment to the Lowndes County State Court in September, 2014, Mr. Ryan opened Ryan Law Firm. The Firm continues its commitment to provide local, experienced and professional representation in civil liability matters and workers’ compensation claims.
Mr. Ryan is married to the former Emily Brady and they live in Hahira, Georgia with their children, Mattie, Wheeler and Sara Haynes. The Ryans are active members of Perimeter Road Baptist Church. Mr. Ryan has served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Inc. Rob enjoys spending his free time with his family, in the outdoors, and following his Florida Gators.
Workers’ Compensation and General Practice & Trial Law
Tina Trunzo Lute was born and raised in South Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in 2009. She graduated from St. Thomas University School of law with her Juris Doctor in 2012 and her LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights in 2013. While attending St. Thomas, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, was published twice, and received Book Awards for Trial Advocacy Practice and International Criminal Law.
Before graduating, Mrs. Trunzo Lute was a legal intern for a well-known firm in Miami, Florida: Blaxberg, Grayson & Kukoff, P.A. She was also a Certified Legal Intern for the Department of Children and Families and a research assistant for Dr. Raul Fernandez-Calienes and Professor Carol Zeiner. Mrs. Trunzo Lute was also the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
Upon graduation, Mrs. Trunzo Lute moved to Valdosta, Georgia with her husband, Shannon, so that they could live near family and raise their first child, Caleb, in a small town. Mrs. Trunzo Lute and her husband are active members of Valdosta First United Methodist Church. In their free time, the Lutes enjoy traveling and camping.
Mrs. Trunzo Lute is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Valdosta Bar Association, and the Workers’ Compensation and General Practice & Trial Law sections of the Georgia Bar.
Lisa Davies has been a longtime legal assistant to Mr. Ryan and is an invaluable part of our legal team. Ms. Davies has over 17 years experience in civil litigation and Georgia workers’ compensation and is well versed in all areas of our practice.