Ryan Torrens

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Ryan Torrens
Personal details
Born (1985-04-17) April 17, 1985 (age 36)
Political partyDemocratic Party[1]
Spouse(s)Francesca Yabraian
Alma materUniversity of Tampa
George Washington University Law School

Ryan Torrens is an American attorney.[2][3][4][5] He is the owner of the Torrens Law Group, which focuses on foreclosure defense and consumer protection litigation.[6][7][8] He is also currently a Democratic Party candidate for Florida Attorney General.[9][10][11][12]

Early life and education

Torrens went on to complete a B.A. degree in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa, magna cum laude.[13] He earned a J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School.[14] While in law school, he served as an intern Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), and also interned for federal bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen.[15][16][17]

Career

Upon completion from law school, Torrens as a consultant at the U.S. Department of Energy, working with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).[18] After a year of service, Torrens sat for the Florida Bar Exam, where he passed on the first try. Torrens then went on to serve as a consultant on the Independent Foreclosure Review Project, where he was charged with auditing toxic mortgage loans.[19][20] Torrens is now the owner of the Torrens Law Group, which focuses on consumer protection and foreclosure defense litigation.[21][22][23][24]

References

  1. Maxwell, Scott. "Recorded interrogations: Where do Florida's candidates for attorney general stand?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  2. Zervis, Carly. "AG candidate focuses on consumers". Chronicle Online. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. Mueller, Paul (2017-07-16). "Tampa lawyer enters race for Florida attorney general". WFLA. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. "Florida Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens discusses his campaign". Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. "Democrats in the Legislature Back Ryan Torrens for Attorney General". Sunshine State News | Florida Political News. 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  6. "Torrens Vows to Protect Military Pay from Payday Lenders". Tampa Bay Reporter. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  7. "Ryan Torrens Pledges to Draft Student Loan Bill of Rights - Tampa Dispatch". Tampa Dispatch. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  8. McDONALD, ZACK. "Torrens: I will protect Florida's medical marijuana rights". Panama City News Herald. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  9. March, William. "TECO to be target of criminal probe if this Democrat is elected Florida Attorney General". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  10. "Florida Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens discusses his campaign". Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  11. "Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens, recognizing his underdog status, makes staff changes". Florida Politics. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  12. "Dem AG candidate Ryan Torrens announces civil justice program if elected". Florida Politics. 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  13. Griffin, Justine. "In AG bid, Ryan Torrens pushes new method for fighting opioids". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  14. LANDECK, KATIE. "A conversation with AG candidate Ryan Torrens". Panama City News Herald. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  15. "William March: Tampa attorney Ryan Torrens announces run for attorney general". 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  16. "Meet the 2016 Tampa Bay Fellows". newleaderscouncil.org. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  17. "Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens calls out Rick Scott for attempt to pack Supreme Court". Florida Politics. 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  18. "Attorney General candidates set first forum next month at Disney World". Florida Politics. 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  19. "Hear from Torrens, Walker, Candidates for Statewide Offices". Tampa Bay Reporter. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  20. "Tampa Bay 2016 Fellows". New Leaders Council. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  21. Morgan, Erin (2018-01-19). "AG Candidate, Ryan Torrens, Visits Bay County". MYPANHANDLE. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  22. "AG candidate Ryan Torrens on consumer protection, scam calls and being the underdog - From the Newsroom: The Panama City News Herald - Omny.fm". omny.fm. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  23. "Democratic Attorney General Candidate Ryan Torrens Promises Big Pharma Lawsuit". Orlando Business Observer. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  24. "Citing need for 'new energy,' Ryan Torrens becomes first Democrat in Attorney General race". Florida Politics. 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2018-07-21.