Meet Our Team

At Risen & Ryan, we understand that life brings challenges. Whether you are dealing with a broken relationship, an unexpected loss, criminal charges, or the stress of mounting debt, we offer more than 40 years of combined experience providing compassionate legal counsel and zealous trial advocacy – finding solutions and fighting for our clients’ interests.

Our team has been working together for over 20 years and has a proven track record of effective service to our clients in and out of court. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Please feel free to contact us today for information or to schedule an appointment.

Shawn M. Risen, J.D., B.C.S.

Principal Attorney

Shawn holds a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Florida State University, College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History Education from the University of West Florida. Shawn has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1996, a member of the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida since 1997, and Board Certified as an expert in Juvenile Law since 2017. ​

Stephen J. Ryan, J.D.

Principal Attorney

Stephen “Steve” Joseph Ryan was born in the Bronx, where his mother worked as a nurse and his father was an officer with the New York Police Department. In the early ’90s, Steve moved to Tallahassee, Florida to continue his studies at Florida State University’s College of Law, where he met fellow law student and his future law partner, Shawn Risen. In 1995, Steve graduated with honors and received a Juris Doctorate, and one year later, Steve and Shawn Risen established Risen & Ryan, Attorneys at Law.

Kenya Risen, F.R.P.

Principal Attorney

Kenya studied at Florida State University and earned her Associates Degree at NWFSC in 1993. Kenya is recognized by the State Bar Association as a Florida Registered Paralegal since 2008 and has more than 20 years experience assisting clients in matters of Marital & Family Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Juvenile Law & Criminal Defense. As our paralegal and office manager, Kenya will work directly with you to ensure your case gets the attention you deserve.​

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