Ryan is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar
Association, and has developed a reputation as an accomplished trial
attorney. Less than 3% of criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota have
achieved this certification.
Nearly 100% of Ryan's practice since inception has been representing
clients on cases ranging from DWI to Murder to major White Collar Crime.
He has acquitted clients with not-guilty verdicts, orders to dismiss and
hung juries in cases ranging from DWI to Conspiracy to Commit First Degree
Murder. His most recent cases include acquittals in Felony Third Degree
Assault, Felony First Degree Assault, Felony Domestic Assault
Strangulation, Aiding First Degree Murder and Controlled Substance in the
Ryan practices in state and federal court, and has litigated a variety of
federal cases ranging from mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, witness
tampering, bank robbery, drug and narcotic conspiracy and tax evasion.
The majority of Ryan's clients are referred from other lawyers,
prosecutors who have litigated against him in trial, former presiding
judges, and past clients.
Ryan frequently represents lawyers, doctors, police officers, and other
professionals accused of crimes. He is often sought out on high-profile
cases where the stakes are high.
Ryan is a board member of the Minnesota Society of Criminal Defense
Lawyers and the editor the Challenger Magazine. He is also a board member
of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and a frequent speaker at
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. Ryan has been named a
Rising Star "Superlawyer" in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was named
a "Superlawyer" in 2014 and 2015.
Ryan is also one of the few Minnesota attorneys selected to represent
police and law enforcement officers on critical incidents" through the
Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association.