Ryan W. Cummings

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

R&R Law Group, PLLC
 | 5111 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 151, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: 480-418-5181
Fax: 602-480-7050
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Ryan W. Cummings is an attorney at R&R Law Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he practices criminal defense law. Mr. Cummings represents individuals in Scottsdale, as well as the Phoenix and Mesa metropolitan areas. He has a track record of reaching good results for clients who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes, including DUI, property crimes and violent crimes.  

A native of Indiana, Mr. Cummings earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Evansville. He went on to graduate from Arizona Summit Law School. While in law school, he was a student pro bono coordinator and served on the steering committee for Wills for Heroes Arizona.

Mr. Cummings has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 2011. He is also licensed before federal courts and has developed a reputation as a respected criminal defense attorney, able to effectively analyze the issues involved in a criminal case to come up with the best solution for his clients.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Cummings has litigated a variety of cases involving major felonies, including first-degree murder. He grew up in a law enforcement family, which provided him with a solid understanding of police processes and procedures. This background gives him valuable insight into the best strategies and procedures for defending clients.

Outside of the office, Mr. Cummings enjoys being an active member of the Arizona legal community. He is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona. He also continues to serve on the steering committee for Wills for Heroes Arizona.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Ryan Cummings

Admitted: 2011, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://rrlawaz.com/rr-law-group/

Honors/Awards:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Contributed over 100+ hours to the Wills for Heroes program. , Over 100 Hours, Wills for Heroes AZ, 2016
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • DUIDLA certificate Winter Seminar, 2016
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court, 2012
  • District Court of Arizona certified, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Scottsdale Bar Association, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Wills for Heroes Steering Committee Member, 2009 – Present
  • Wills for Heroes Steering Committee Member - worked across the State to provide wills at no cost to police officers, first responders, correctional officers, etc.  See Wills for Heroes at http://az.willsforheroes.org/

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • State v. R.L. Not Guilty at trial for Prostitution of a Minor.  Client charged with Prostitution of a Minor after answering a back page ad for an adult.  The set up was to switch the age at some point through a text message.  Client faced a minimum of 7 years prison if convictied. , 2018
  • State v. J.M.  Dismissed, Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon.  Client alleged to have pointed a gun at a neighbor.  Case completely dismissed., 2017
  • Dismissed, State v. H. A. - Charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon., 2017
  • Possession of Marijuana dismissed (not through TASC), 2016
  • Aggravated Assault on Officer, Not Guilty at Trial.   5 Counts 3 Counts Aggravated Assault on Officer, Felonies 2 misdemeanor counts.   Beat the felony charges at trial. , 2016
  • 6 Counts Sexual Exploitation of a Minor - Dismissed.  Client was facing over 60 years in prison and the case was dismissed after 2 years of work., 2016
  • Misconduct Involving Weapons.  Client had prior Undesignated Felony that prohibited him from possessing a weapon.  Able to show the court made an error, fix the error, designate a misdemeanor and dismiss the MIW charge., 2014
  • Sexual Indecency with Minor Present - Case Dismissed, 2014
  • Possession of Marijuana Trial - Not Guilty.  Client had Medical Card but 3.7 ounces of marijuana.  Successfully argued it was the State's duty to show what the weight of the "usable marijuana" (without seeds/stems/etc.) was and that could be within the allowable amount., 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Administrative Editor of Law Review, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Evansville, Marketing and Finance Majors, 2007
Office Location for Ryan W. Cummings

5111 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 151
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Phone: 480-418-5181

Fax: 602-480-7050

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Last Updated: 11/9/2018

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