Ryan L. Russman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Exeter, NH

Russman Law
 | 14 Center Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-772-3433
Fax: 603-772-5895
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ryan Russman is the founder and principal attorney of Russman Law Offices, a criminal defense and personal injury law firm serving clients throughout New Hampshire from offices in Exeter and Portsmouth. Mr. Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of citizens charged with drunk driving (DWI/DUI), serious traffic violations and other types of criminal offenses. Mr. Russman has also helped accident victims and families to obtain compensation for losses related to various types of personal injury cases. Battle tested and always focused on serving the best interests of his clients, attorney Russman is respected by his peers and former clients alike as a lawyer you can trust to fight for your rights.

    While considered to be an extremely well qualified criminal defense, motor vehicle and personal injury attorney, Mr. Russman is best known as one of New Hampshire's leading legal authorities on DWI cases and DWI defense. Attorney Russman is frequently interviewed or quoted on these subjects by local and regional media. He is also the author of two widely acclaimed books on DWI in New Hampshire: The DWI Book, A Guide for Citizens and New Hampshire DWI Defense, A Guide for Law Students and Practicing Attorneys.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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    About Ryan Russman

    Admitted: 1999, New Hampshire

    Professional Webpage: http://www.russmanlaw.com/about-us.html


    • Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program Graduate, National College for DWI Def., 22008
    • Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Advanced Breath Testing Seminar, Industrial Training & Design, 2010
    • In 2010 Ryan Russman became the first Attorney in New Hampshire to be Board Certified in DWI Defense Law., National College of DWI Defense, 2010
    • Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program Graduate, National College of DWI Def., 2009
    • NHTSA/IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, Walden, Platt & Associates, 2008
    • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner, Walden, Platt & Associates, 2007
    • Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program Graduate, National College for DWI Def., 2007
    • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, Walden, Platt & Associates, 2007
    • Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician, Industrial Training And Design, 2006
    • Arson Investigation, New Hampshire Fire Academy, 2006
    • Introduction to Haz Mat, New Hampshire Fire Academy, 2002
    • Cum Laude, American University, 1996
    • 3rd Year Moot Court Trial Competition Semifinalist
    • Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy Participant, 2001
    • ABA National Trial Competition Regional Semi-Finalist, 1999

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in DWI Defense by the National College of DUI Defense, 2010
    • New Hampshire Authorized to Practice Law, 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President of the Rockingham County Bar Assocation, 2008
    • National Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Firefighter with New Castle Fire Department, 2000 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author with William "Bubba" Head, of a citizens handbook on DWI for NH., Author, THE DWI BOOK - New Hampshire Edition, 2010
    • Co-Author with Attorney James Nesci, of New Hampshire's first Defense oriented DWI book., Author, New Hampshire DWI Defense the Law and Practice, 2010
    • Speaker on Ethical issues facing DWI lawyers, Speaker, Defending DWI cases in NH, Lorman, 2008
    • Speaker on Ethical Issues facing DWI Lawyers, Speaker, New Hampshire DWI Defense, Lorman, 2007


    • A client under the age of 21 was charged with a DWI. Attorney Russman’s client testified he refused taking a blood alcohol breath test at the time of arrest because he had reason to distrust the machine and the officer operating it. Result: Not guilty.
    • Attorney Russman’s client, the defendant, was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle. During trial, the state was never able to establish the claim that the defendant had placed anyone in harm’s way. Result: All charges dismissed.
    • Attorney Russman’s clients, a husband and wife, had their car broadsided by an individual who had run a red light. The couple sustained substantial medical injuries, loss of consortium, and required months of physical therapy. The case settled prior to trial for $736,000.


    • New Hampshire Lawyer Ryan Russman shows you the inside of a New Hampshire District Court so that you are more comfortable before your case., New Hampshire Law: The Courtroom, 2010
    • DUI Attorney: Ryan Russman is a Board Certified DWI Lawyer in New Hampshire who really understands the process of a DWI case and will work for you. Not just any attorney should represent you in your DWI case. You need someone who understands the processes should be by your side to put your fears at ease. Visit Russman Law for a free consultation and more information., New Hampshire Board Certified DWI Lawyer, New Hampshire DWI/DUI Attorney, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • American University, Washington, DC, U.S.A., B.A. in Political Science, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National College Of DWI Defense
    • New Hampshire Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • New Hampshire Association Of Justice
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    Office Location for Ryan L. Russman

    14 Center Street
    Exeter, NH 03833

    Phone: 603-772-3433

    Fax: 603-772-5895

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