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Our Attorneys

Our Attorneys

Ryan C. Torrens

RYAN TORRENS

Owner / Partner
Prior to starting his own law practice in 2012, Ryan worked as an independent consultant on the federal government-mandated Independent Foreclosure Review Project, where he was charged with reviewing toxic mortgage loans. While working on this project, Ryan gained a serious interest in foreclosure defense litigation and consumer protection law.

Ryan’s practice focuses on foreclosure defense, consumer protection litigation, and real estate closings. Ryan defends consumer clients against mortgage foreclosure actions and also represents consumers against creditors and debt collectors for collection violations. Ryan represents consumers in cases involving claims under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Ryan has successfully tried mortgage foreclosure cases to verdict and has prosecuted consumer claims against creditors to judgment.

A fifth-generation Tampa native, Ryan was a candidate for Florida Attorney General in the 2018 election. Believing that how much justice you get should not depend on how much money you have, Ryan ran on a platform of fighting for everyday Floridians and standing up to big corporate interests. During his 15-month campaign, Ryan followed through on his pledge to refuse even one penny in big corporate campaign contributions. Ryan ran a proud grassroots campaign and 367,053 Floridians joined his cause to put our consumers first and voted for him for Florida Attorney General.

As someone in long-term recovery, Ryan is passionate in helping others find long-term sobriety. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading, writing, running, dancing, fishing, and enjoying time with his wife Francesca. Ryan is also the proud attorney-owner of Torrens Title, Inc.

1. Foreclosure defense litigation
Remember that when you are served with a foreclosure lawsuit, you have been sued and you need a competent foreclosure defense attorney to defend you vigorously in Court. There are many Court documents that need to be filed, hearings that need to be attended. If you do not mount a vigorous defense in Court, the bank will get a foreclosure judgment against you and sell your home. Attorney Ryan Torrens is comfortable in the courtroom and has beaten the bank in many foreclosure trials. Remember that even if you wish to explore one of the options below, you will still need an attorney to defend in Court. At our firm, we engage in foreclosure defense litigation to protect your interests and at the same time, try to achieve a resolution of the case that works for you. If you have a viable defense and wish to try your case, we will not hesitate to lead that battle for you and try your case on the merits. Read more about Foreclosure Defense Litigation.
Court Admissions, Associations, and Bar Memberships
  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • Rising Star in Consumer Law, 2021 Super Lawyers
Published Works
  • Eviction Crisis Needs a Governor-in-Chief, Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 2021
Matt Kassel

MATT KASSEL

Of Counsel
Matthew A. Kassel is of counsel to Torrens Law Group, P.A. He serves a broad client base focusing his practice on estate planning, probate, real estate, and business. Matt’s transactional work includes forming corporate entities, structuring joint ventures, and drafting and negotiating commercial leases. In addition to his work with businesses and real estate professionals, Matt counsels families seeking comprehensive estate plans to protect assets. He also represents fiduciaries in all phases of probate administration and litigation.

Matt has prosecuted and defended lawsuits across Florida on behalf of fiduciaries, businesses, and individuals. Matt’s representative matters include but are not limited to contract disputes, real estate disputes, probate and trust disputes, consumer and creditor’s rights claims, business disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, and homeowner/condominium owner association matters.

Before founding Kassel Law Group, Matt was an associate at two boutique Tampa law firms where he handled a broad array of real estate and commercial litigation, probate, estate planning and business transactions. Prior to private practice, Matt served as Claims Counsel for a leading national title insurance underwriter where he resolved various title disputes and lawsuits against the company. Matt is a Florida licensed real estate agent and a title agent for Attorney’s Title Fund.

1. Foreclosure defense litigation
Remember that when you are served with a foreclosure lawsuit, you have been sued and you need a competent foreclosure defense attorney to defend you vigorously in Court. There are many Court documents that need to be filed, hearings that need to be attended. If you do not mount a vigorous defense in Court, the bank will get a foreclosure judgment against you and sell your home. Attorney Ryan Torrens is comfortable in the courtroom and has beaten the bank in many foreclosure trials. Remember that even if you wish to explore one of the options below, you will still need an attorney to defend in Court. At our firm, we engage in foreclosure defense litigation to protect your interests and at the same time, try to achieve a resolution of the case that works for you. If you have a viable defense and wish to try your case, we will not hesitate to lead that battle for you and try your case on the merits. Read more about Foreclosure Defense Litigation.
Court Admissions and Bar Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • All Florida State Courts
  • S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Business Networking International, Real Estate Attorney Chair
Dayna Maeder

Dayna Maeder

Of Counsel

Dayna Maeder is of counsel to Torrens Law Group, P.A. She focuses her practice in appellate law, both in Federal and state courts, where she energetically advocates for her clients in a wide range of subject areas. She also handles complex family law matters. At the trial level, Dayna concentrates her practice in litigation support and trial preparation, helping attorney clients with drafting complex motions, doing extensive research, or preparing discovery. Prior to focusing on appellate law, Dayna handled both trial litigation and appellate practice in civil liability defense, insurance defense, and employment law.

Dayna serves on the Florida Bar Journal editorial board, and is also an associate editor with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She serves on a variety of ABA boards and co-chairs the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Writing, and Evidentiary Foundations programs. In her spare time, she volunteers at the pro bono family clinic through the Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. and teaches legal writing as an adjunct professor at Florida International University.

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Court Admissions, Associations, and Bar Memberships
  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Notable Appellate Cases
  • Poveromo v. Poveromo (Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2019)
  • Firth v. Medeiros (Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2020)
  • Fenwick v. Solomon (Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2021)
  • Burgio v. Burgio (Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2021)
  • Walker v. King (Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2020)
  • Dayes v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Third District Court of Appeal, 2019)
  • Smetana v. Church of God International, Inc. (Second District Court of Appeal, 2020)
  • St. Fleur v. United States (Certiorari Petition, Supreme Court of the United States, 2020)
  • Lopez v. United States (Certiorari Petition, Supreme Court of the United States, 2020)
Published Works
Legal Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, 30 Tips for Bar Exam Prep, American Bar Association, May 2020
  • Presenter, Law Student Division, American Bar Association, Aug. 2018
  • Speaker, Standing Committee on Gun Violence, Aug. 2018

Legal Publications

  • Pro Bono Family Law Services Provide Hope, Help in Vital Situations, August 2021
  • Economic Redevelopment of a City, March 2021
  • Advocating for justice on an international level with the Clooney Foundation, April 2020
  • What’s next? Our options are practically endless, April 2020
  • ABA Grassroots: Taking action to foster legislative change, Jan. 2020
  • Inspiration from those not like me, Jan. 2020
  • ABA president leads pro bono work at the border, Nov. 2019
  • Ten tips to get that perfect externship on behalf of Thomson Reuters Law Schools, Nov. 2019
  • When “world changing” isn’t hyperbole, Nov. 2019
  • Equal justice advances in pro bono efforts across the nation, Oct. 2019
  • Your community is here for you, Oct. 2019
  • Mind your manners: Commonsense rules for everyone in today’s legal workplace, March 2019
  • Eric H. Holder, Jr. on how you can make a difference as a lawyer, March 2019
  • Editor’s note: #MeToo and the art of becoming a lawyer, March 2019
  • Larger than life: Matthew Wallace represents students nationwide, March 2019
  • One by one, students achieve justice for all, Jan. 2019
  • Your financial future has already begun, law students, Nov. 2018
  • The delicate art of studying: A balance worth achieving, Sept. 2018
  • How the LSD Education Director makes a difference, Sept. 2018
  • The future of gun control laws in the wake of Parkland and Las Vegas, Feb. 2018
  • Law schools discuss gun violence, Feb. 2018
  • Finding a mentor: You don’t have to go it alone in law school, Jan. 2018
  • Leading the effort to remove bar admission barrier for undocumented law students, Oct. 2017
  • Supreme Court opens with a ‘monumental’ case load, Oct. 2017
  • On Friday August 13,2021 – admitted to the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court LIV