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Ryan M. Cardoso

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Phone: 850.466.2073
Fax: 850.684.5585

1211 W Garden St
Pensacola, Florida 32502

Ryan M. Cardoso is the founder and principal attorney at the The Law Offices of Ryan M. Cardoso, PLLC, in Pensacola, Florida. He serves individual and commercial clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including criminal defense and civil litigation. He is an experienced attorney who has helped countless clients understand and defend their rights.


Ryan M. Cardoso is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he attained his undergraduate degree in mass communication and graduated with honors. He went on to obtain his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Florida College of Law in 2002, with honors. During his time at UF, he was a member of the Moot Court Team where he competed in state and national appellate competitions and was recognized for excellence in legal writing and argument. He has been a member of The Florida Bar since 2003 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida, 2003
Northern/Southern Federal Districts of Florida, 2003
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Florida Bar
Member Since: 2003

Escambia/Santa Rosa County Criminal Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

Practice Areas

Mr. Cardoso is an experienced criminal defense and civil litigation attorney who has successfully defended the rights of his clients in federal and state courts. In his criminal defense practice, he has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict, including more than 20 not-guilty verdicts for clients facing lengthy prison sentences. In additional to his criminal defense practice, Mr. Cardoso also focuses his practice on defending the rights of clients facing injunctions involving domestic violence.

As a civil litigator, Mr. Cardoso represents individual and commercial clients in a wide variety of cases, including business torts, non-competition agreements, contract disputes, and automobile accidents. He is a skilled litigator and negotiator who will work hard to protect your rights both inside and outside the courtroom.


As an experienced attorney, Ryan M. Cardoso understands that his clients want personalized legal advice that is tailored to their individual needs. He works closely with each client to explain their rights and legal options while carefully answering any questions that they may have. He will always keep you informed of any important developments in your case and will work hard to protect your rights.

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If you are facing a criminal charge or civil legal dispute, you need the counsel of an experienced attorney. Ryan M. Cardoso has the necessary knowledge and skill to explain your rights and provide the legal advice you need to favorably resolve your case. Contact our Pensacola office today to schedule a consultation with attorney Ryan M. Cardoso.