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Ricky D. Dayaram Esq.

Ricky D. Dayaram Esq.

Destin, Florida
877-732-9339 (Toll free)

Mr. Dayaram began his career as an Assistant Public Defender in the First Judicial Circuit in Okaloosa County. As an Assistant Public Defender for three and a half years, Mr. Dayaram has defended hundreds of clients involving charges from misdemeanors to felonies that are punishable by life in prison. Mr. Dayaram has experience in several areas of criminal law including: Assault & Battery, DUI, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking or Sale, Sexual Offenses including Sexual Battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of Children, Weapons & Firearms offenses, Burglary, Robbery, Thefts, and Violations of Probations. Mr. Dayaram’s time as an Assistant Public Defender afforded him the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system to aggressively represent his clients. The knowledge and experience he gained from the Office of the Public Defender was invaluable.

Mr. Dayaram was the Assistant Public Defender for the Okaloosa County Veteran’s Treatment Court for more than a year and a half. Okaloosa County’s Veteran’s Treatment Court is an alternative Court program for Veterans with service related mental health or substance abuse issues. During this time, he traveled all over the country with the Veteran’s Court Treatment Team receiving training to help with Veterans that have been arrested or charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. Mr. Dayaram has a great appreciation for our Veterans and their service to our Country. This opportunity gave him the chance to work hand in hand with our Military Veterans. Upon completion of the Veteran’s Court program, the client’s charges usually result in a dismissal by the State.

Mr. Dayaram also has business experience in hotel/motel management, hotel/motel commercial property sales, and retail sales.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2017


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Book Award - Business Development
    • Honors: Best Advocate Award
    • Honors: Best Direct Exam Award
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude - 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Okaloosa County Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division - Okaloosa County, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Old Bay Village Owner's Association, Secretary, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Public Defender, First Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 2013 - 2017
  • Florida A&M University Athletics Department, Compliance Intern, June 1, 2012 - August 15, 2012
  • Office of the Public Defender - Fourth Judicial Circuit, Investigations Department Intern, 2011


  • English (Primary)
  • Gujarati


  • Phi Alpha Delta