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Riana Maryanoff, Esq.

Riana Maryanoff is a civil litigator passionate about representing children, young-adults, and vulnerable clients of all ages in class actions, mass torts, toxic torts, products liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury matters.

Practice Areas

Ms. Maryanoff currently practices mass torts and class actions related to BP Oil Spill litigation for adults and children. She also handles civil litigation for survivors of human trafficking, sexual violence, and domestic violence. She is committed to achieving justice for women, children, and the underrepresented. Ms. Maryanoff advocates for her clients zealously in class actions, mass torts, toxic torts, products liability, and personal injury matters. She has been involved in children’s rights since 2012 as a Guardian ad Litem, where she was awarded the Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”) Program Rising Star Award and the Statewide GAL Community Advocate of the Year Award.


Ms. Maryanoff graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She also represented minors and young adults during her work with the University of Miami School of Law Children and Youth Law Clinic, where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of children and youth law. In recognition of her work with children, the Florida Statewide GAL Program honored Ms. Maryanoff with the Florida Statewide GAL Community Advocate of the Year Award.

During law school, Ms. Maryanoff served as President of Child Advocacy and Family Law Society. She also sat on the Public Interest Leadership Board during her time at the University of Miami School of Law, and was presented with the Carlton Fields HOPE Scholar Award. Additionally, she hosted a continuing legal education (“CLE”) informing professionals on legal ethics and mindfulness in the law in representing children and young adults.


Ms. Maryanoff is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts. She currently represents clients in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana. Ms. Maryanoff is a member of the Health Law, Public Interest Law, and Young Lawyers sections of the Florida Bar.

Community Involvement

Currently, Ms. Maryanoff sits on the Board of Directors for Lawyers to the Rescue (“LTR”) as President. LTR is a non-profit organization providing pro bono legal services to the homeless through Camillus House during monthly legal clinics the third Saturday of every month. She is passionate about providing access to justice and understands the importance of community education regarding the existence of contingency fee representation to those in South Florida who otherwise would not know of the option to retain an attorney who will not charge the client unless the attorney wins the case. Ms. Maryanoff volunteers with the GAL Program, Educate Tomorrow, and LTR. She has participated as a panelist in educational events regarding children, young adults, and advocacy.

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