C. RYAN ESLINGER is a Partner and Shareholder of the Firm. Mr. Eslinger is a 2000 graduate of the
University of Maine in Orono, Maine. He obtained his Juris Doctorate with High Honors in 2002 from
Florida Coastal School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Coastal Law Journal
and the Moot Court Vice-President.

Mr. Eslinger is licensed to practice in Florida (2003), Maine (2004), the United States Supreme Court
(2006), the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2005) and all of the U.S. Districts Courts in Florida. He
is a member of The Florida Bar, The Maine Bar, the American Bar Association, the Jacksonville Bar
Association, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law
Institute. He is a Proctor in the Maritime Law Association and has previously served as the Chair of The
Florida Bar’s Admiralty Law Certification Committee. He was also the Chair of The Florida Bar’s Admiralty
Law Committee in 2016-2017. During his term as Chair, the Committee was successful in publishing the
Fifth Edition of Maritime Law and Practice. Mr. Eslinger was on the Steering Committee for that
publication and is the author of Chapter 5: Maritime Workers’ Compensation. Mr. Eslinger was selected
as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the 6th and 7th Editions of the publication, which were
published in 2019 and 2022. In addition to having overall responsibility for the publication of the book
by the maritime practitioners of Florida, he again authored Chapter 5 of those publications. He
currently serves on the Middle District of Florida’s Admiralty and Maritime Practice Committee.
Mr. Eslinger is a Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime law attorney. Board Certification is the highest
level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and
professionalism and ethics in practice. Mr. Eslinger is one of the 58 Board Certified Admiralty and
Maritime Law attorneys in Florida. Mr. Eslinger is a Florida Approved Arbitrator and he is available to
perform arbitrations related to insurance and maritime matters.

Mr. Eslinger holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review rating (the highest rating possible) from Martindale-
Hubbell, the world’s oldest attorney rating system in recognition of his highly regarded legal skills and
professional ethics. In every year from 2020 to 2024, he was selected as a Super Lawyer by Super
Lawyers of Florida, having previously been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in every year from
2012-2017. Mr. Eslinger also holds a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo.com.

Mr. Eslinger joined the firm after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial
Circuit, working primarily in Putnam County. His practice now involves all aspects of general defense
civil litigation, including railroad, maritime, trucking and transportation, construction, personal injury,
probate and commercial litigation. Additionally, he has appellate experience in all of the Florida District
Courts of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.

He and his wife, Erica live in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville with their two sons.