Experienced. Innovative. Trusted.

Ryan P. Kopf


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Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Hospital Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Premises Defense
  • Health Law
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Hospital Security
  • Governmental Investigations


Ryan was born in Queens, New York. He received his undergraduate degree in theater from Muhlenberg College in 2000. He then followed his family to Florida and fell in love with Central Florida. He became an Office Manager of a law firm and decided to pursue a legal career. He received his Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law in 2007, was third in his class, and was a member of the school’s law review. Ryan enjoys public speaking and frequently lectures to healthcare clients regarding all aspects of risk management and litigation prevention strategies. He also conducts educational mock trials.

Ryan joined Hall, Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. in September of 2007 and was named shareholder in 2020. Ryan enjoys spending his free time with his son and husband, running, visiting Central Florida’s theme parks, taking cruises, and raising exotic pets.


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate – 2007
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • BA – 2000
    • Honors: Dana Scholar
    • Major: Theater

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2007

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council