COVID-19 Announcement

As the news relating to COVID-19 continues to develop, we wanted to touch base with our valued clients and friends and make you aware that the members of the Rywant Alvarez team have capability to work remotely.

We are hopeful that the duration of this event will be limited, but Rywant Alvarez will employ all necessary resources to continue to provide services to our clients.

We wish you all health and safety.

Rywant Alvarez welcomes Kim Nunez!

Kimberly I. Nuñez

Rywant Alvarez is pleased to announce our newest attorney, Kimberly Nuñez. Kim is an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.  Her practice focuses on insurance litigation and personal injury.  She graduated from Stetson University College of Law.  Kim is originally from Sarasota and has lived in Tampa since she was an undergrad at the University of South Florida.  Kim is fluent in Spanish.  She volunteers with Lawyers for Literacy where she tutors elementary school children in vocabulary and reading.

Rywant Alvarez welcomes William Dennis!

William J. DennisOur newest attorney, William Dennis received his undergrad degree from USF. He then went on to graduate from Liberty University School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. Upon graduation, Will worked for the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court as a prosecutor. Will spent four years prosecuting cases ranging from second degree misdemeanors to capital felony crimes. After four years and over 40 trials later, Will decided to moved into civil practice, where he has primarily focused on first party property defense. Will is excited to advocate for his clients inside and outside of the courtroom.


Rywant Alvarez sponsors the Collective’s January Happy Hour

Rywant Alvarez sponsors the Collective’s January Happy Hour. The Collective is a group of socially conscious and public-spirited friends, who believe that access to justice is fundamental to the wellbeing of our community.

Bay Area Legal Services – The Collective

New Office Locations in Tampa and Orlando

The firm, after 35 years in the same Tampa location, has moved its offices to Harbor Island. The new space will give us more room to add lawyers to better serve our clients. The new office address in Tampa is:

302 Knights Run Avenue
Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33602

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We are also opening a new office location in Orlando.

250 North Orange Avenue
Suite 710
Orlando, Florida 32801

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Rywant Alvarez supports Bay Area Legal Services Annual Champions for Justice Appreciation Event

Rywant Alvarez is proud to support Bay Area Legal Services Annual Champions for Justice Appreciation Event. Congratulations on another great event!

Rywant Alvarez welcomes Kyle Gretel!

Kyle A. GretelWe are happy to announce our newest attorney Kyle Gretel. Kyle is an Attorney in the firm’s Tampa office. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, and MBA from Stetson University College of Law, in 2018. Mr. Gretel focuses his practice on insurance defense, first party property litigation, personal injury, and construction defect litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. Gretel attended Florida State University where he obtained his B.S. in finance and political science, cum laude, in 2013. Mr. Gretel is a Florida native hailing from West Palm Beach.

Rywant Alvarez Proudly Supports Lindsay Alvarez for Circuit Judge!

Our attorney Lindsay Alvarez has announced she is running for Circuit Judge in Hillsborough County.  We proudly support her! Find out more about Lindsay at

Lindsay began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Hillsborough County State’s Attorney Office. In 2013, Lindsay transitioned into private practice working in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, including consumer finance disputes, homeowners’ association disputes, contract disputes, foreclosure litigation, and disputes involving lien priority.  Currently, Lindsay is employed at Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of tort and insurance litigation.

Lindsay is actively involved in the community with both legal and civic memberships to the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, Tampa Bay Tiger Club, Riverview Chamber of Commerce and Plant City Chamber of Commerce.  She is also active in the community serving on the Crisis Center of Tampa, Women in Action and on the Council for Champions for Children.  Lindsay also volunteers her time with Meals on Wheels.

Lindsay M. Alvarez

Amanda McDermott and Melissa Isabel recognized as an AV Preeminent rated attorneys

Congratulations to Amanda McDermott and Melissa Isabel! They have been recognized as an AV Preeminent rated attorneys with Martindale-Hubbell.  Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings evaluate lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.

A.V. Rated By Martindale-Hubbell

Rywant Alvarez welcomes David Cuellar!

David D. CuellarWe are pleased to announce our newest attorney to join the firm, David Cuellar. David is an Associate in the firm’s Tampa office. He focuses on Insurance Defense and Personal Injury. Prior to joining our firm, he has worked for many years in house for various insurance companies including USAA and Progressive. David is a Tampa native. He volunteers with Nativity Catholic Church and the American Cancer Society.

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