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Ryan Else

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Brockton D. Hunter P.A.
3201 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-874-1625
Fax: 612-824-0311
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Ryan Else is an attorney at Brockton D. Hunter P.A., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, assisting people who have been charged with felonies or misdemeanors such as driving while intoxicated, arson, domestic violence, drug possession or trafficking, homicide, weapons charges, embezzlement and obstruction of justice. Mr. Else also has a family law practice that encompasses divorce, child custody and support, alimony and paternity disputes.

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Else served his country as a member of the Army National Guard and its 34th Infantry Division, including a two-year deployment to Kosovo. He then enrolled at American University and received a Bachelor of Science in international relations summa cum laude. After college, Mr. Else pursued his legal studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. While there, he served as the president of the St. Thomas Military Law Society and clerked with his present firm before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. Mr. Else is admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts.

An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Mr. Else is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A former executive director of the Veterans Defense Project, Mr. Else acts as a consultant and adviser to Veterans' Voices, a program of the Minnesota Humanities Center. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, he has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

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


1 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Ryan Else

First Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ranch Club, Trial Lawyers College, Member


  • Clerked for Brock Hunter, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • President of the Military Law Society, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Nation’s top trial lawyers, Trial Lawyers College

Educational Background

  • American University in Washington D.C., B.S., Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Majors: International Relations

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming.  , 2014
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Office Location for Ryan Else

3201 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 612-874-1625

Fax: 612-824-0311

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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