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Ryan Tarnow is a partner practicing in Elder Law and Marital and Family Law.

Through his Elder Law background, Mr. Tarnow helps clients develop comprehensive asset protection strategies to help them preserve their wealth for transition to family members and to qualify for government-based assistance programs. Mr. Tarnow utilizes legal tools and techniques to safeguard assets, ensuring our clients can access the care they need without compromising their financial well-being.

Mr. Tarnow focuses his Marital and Family Law practice on high-conflict divorce and custody cases. He understands the emotional and financial impact of divorce on individuals and families, and he is committed to achieving fair and equitable resolutions that prioritize the well-being of all parties involved.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Tarnow resolves each matter by the goals established by his clients.

Mr. Tarnow and his team will fight for your rights by negotiation or, if necessary, at trial. No client’s case is the same, and Mr. Tarnow strives to provide a unique approach tailored to each client’s needs.

Client Testimonials

Testimonial from V.C.

Divorce. The word conjures many images and emotions. Many of them ugly and fear producing. Will I be OK? Can I get through this? How do I get through this? Who can I count on to help me? Who can I trust?

I had the good fortune to acquire help from Ryan Tarnow Esq.

Ryan listened to my story and heard my concerns and fears, even if they weren’t stated. His experience and organized approach instantly made me feel comfortable and that I truly had an advocate, someone who would stand by me and fight for me. That’s not something that comes automatically by hiring an attorney. It is something that comes from hiring the right attorney, and that was Ryan.

Divorce is never easy or pleasant but having the right person by your side can make it bearable. When it’s over you realize just how fortunate you were to have had the right person helping you, and it doesn’t really end there. Ryan has compassion and empathy. He can be realistic and hard when needed but he understands the roller coaster the client is going through. He has offered advice during and after the divorce. Advice that has one purpose: to help you take the next step and move forward.

If you are reading this you area asking yourself one question. Is this the right person to help me?

My answer to you would be a resounding YES!

Stop looking, stop questioning and take the next step. Like me you will find you are in good hands.

Thank you, Ryan!

Testimonial from K.N.

How do I begin? How do I find the words to say thank you and how grateful I am that I was led to Ryan Tarnow who served and represented me in a Family Law/Divorce case. My particular complicated case/appeals lasted nearly eight (8) years and Ryan stayed the course from beginning to final resolve.

Ryan always had my best interests at the frontline and was a constant advocate for me. His knowledge of Family Law is extraordinary and he is outstanding with details. Ryan gives a client 100% of himself and makes you feel like you are his only client.

That being said, Ryan’s professionalism, his focus on detailed preparations, and in my case, numerous courtroom appearances, exemplified his excellent ability to express, present and deliver all critical information to the Court as necessary.

Without a doubt, Ryan is a most experienced and highly qualified family law attorney and he will stand by your side and help navigate the legal system no matter what complexities might be on the horizon.

Without hesitation, I highly recommend Attorney Ryan Tarnow & his outstanding Staff.

Testimonial from D.A.

I was introduced to Ryan Tarnow, during a very difficult time in my life.  I was very unprepared for a divorce, was very emotional, in a distraught place and had no idea of what was ahead of me.   Ryan held my hand, so to speak, through several years of pain and heartache.  He introduced me to other professionals that I would need to consult for other aspects of my life, and I have never been disappointed.  He knows his business.  

Ryan guided me through the whole process and could not have been kinder and more aware of the trauma I was experiencing.   He is intelligent, extremely knowledgeable about all aspects needed for my divorce and was determined to be sure I had the very best outcome for me and my life for the future.  He is not afraid of being aggressive and does his research.  Ryan was in constant communication with me, explaining everything that I did not even know was happening.  I was extremely pleased with the outcome of this unfortunate event in my life and felt very comforted and secure with all the time and concern given to me by Ryan and his associates.

I feel very blessed to have been highly recommended to Ryan Tarnow and would absolutely extend this same feeling to anyone.  With his great help and experience, I weathered the storm and am stronger for it.  He is one of the best.

Awards and Recognition

Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Tarnow as a Rising Star practicing in Palm Beach County. He has been awarded membership in the “Lawyers of Distinction” organization that recognizes excellence in law practice and was selected as a Top Divorce Lawyer by Naples Illustrated Magazine. 

Mr. Tarnow has successfully been designated as a Certified Financial Litigator by the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

Recently, Mr. Tarnow received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.



Mr. Tarnow, as a member of the Florida Bar Association’s Family Law Division, has served on the Children’s Interest Committee, Equitable Distribution Committee, Support Issues Committee, Technology Committee, and the Rules and Forms Committee.


Mr. Tarnow graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida and was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the Business Law Review.

Articles Authored

Mr. Tarnow is co-author of an article entitled “Alimony changes under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” published February 2018 in the Collier County Adverse Witness. Mr. Tarnow has also been published by the Florida Family Law Section’s Commentator for his article titled, “Track Devices and Applications: A New Frontier in Family Law.” 



McLaughlin & Stern congratulates Ryan Tarnow, a partner in the West Palm Beach office,  on the achievement of a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating,…

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