Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Ryan Garry
Criminal Defense Attorneys
333 South Seventh Street, Suite 2350
Minneapolis, MN 55402
T:Work 612-436-3051
F: Fax612-436-3052
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: William Mitchell College of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Industry Groups: Board Member, Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Minnesota State Bar Association


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
First Degree.
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.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015

Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

Historical data is only available from 2003

About Ryan Garry

Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Criminal Law Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Criminal Law Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Division, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ryan represented a man charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, on a pro-bono basis during the entire case.  The trial lasted two weeks., 2012

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • For all not guilty verdicts and dismissed cases, visit

Educational Background:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, 2004
Last Updated: 12/9/2015
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