Term: 2019 – 2020
P.O. Box 3366
WPB, FL 33402
Phone: (561) 822-1390
Fax: (561) 822-1399
Richard A. Ryles – Biography
Born in West Palm Beach, Commissioner Richard A. Ryles is an attorney and named shareholder at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles, where he specializes in personal injury and wrongful death.
Commissioner Ryles earned a football scholarship to the University of Illinois and played in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, in what was legendary University of Alabama Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s last game. Ryles attended Howard University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate.
After graduation, Ryles returned back home to Palm Beach County to begin his career in law and public service, as he knew he wanted to help his community and be a mentor to those less fortunate. Since, he has gained experience in the fields of personal injury, trial advocacy, premises liability, and negligent security. Ryles’ work advocating on behalf of victims and earning multi-million dollar judgements on behalf of clients has been featured in countless publications including: The New York Times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine and San Jose Mercury News.
Commissioner Ryles’ commitment extends far beyond the courtroom. He is the current President of the Democratic Black Caucus of Palm Beach County and Former President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. He has also served as Chairman of the City of West Palm Beach Housing Authority. Commissioner Ryles is co-founder of All Real Men Read, an organization formed to impact literacy, especially for African American males. He is a member of Pride of Palm Beach #447 Masonic Lodge and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Commissioner Ryles’ personal mottos is, “To whom much is given, much is expected in return.”
Commissioner Ryles s the father of three adult children, Tomirror, Randall and Richard Ryles, Jr.