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 DefenseLawyers 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 theMinnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association.