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Michael Ryder


Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation


  • University of Florida Fredric F. Levin College of Law (J.D., 1987)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 1983)


Michael Ryder practices in the workers’ compensation defense section of the firm. Mr. Ryder is admitted to practice in Georgia and Florida. Since 1988, he has concentrated his area of practice in workers’ compensation defense and employment law issues on behalf of employers and insurers.

Mr. Ryder frequently lectures and trains employers and workers’ compensation professionals around the country on issues of Georgia workers’ compensation. Mr. Ryder also serves as an instructor of the multistate portion of the annual Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute.

Previously, Mr. Ryder served on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Commission and is a past member of the board of directors for the Atlanta Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and the board of governors for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers’ Division. Mr. Ryder has also served as editor of the State Bar of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Section newsletter and on numerous State Bar of Georgia committees. He founded the Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section’s annual Kids’ Chance Run, a charitable fundraiser held since 1991.

Mr. Ryder earned both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi.


  • American Staffing Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Forestry Association
  • Georgia Poultry Federation
  • Georgia Staffing Association
  • National Association of Professional Employment Organization
  • National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary
  • Southeastern Wood Producers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1988
  • Florida, 1992

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