Ryan T. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI/DWI Attorney in Charlotte, NC

RTS Law Group
 | 1800 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-552-4444
Fax: 704-973-9468
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Defending people against criminal charges and advocating for them in personal injury matters is what Ryan T. Smith does best. He is the managing attorney at RTS Law Group in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since being licensed to practice in the state, he has repeatedly helped clients reach their goals through effective and efficient representation.

In his criminal law practice, especially in DUI cases, Mr. Smith is known for securing case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts. As a member of groups such as the North Carolina Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he has access to invaluable tools and resources. He knows how to pick apart the prosecution and illustrate items such as procedural mistakes and illegal searches.

For his outstanding track record, Mr. Smith has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40; he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; and Business North Carolina named him a Legal Elite.

Even more important than the recognition from the legal community is the praise he garners from clients and peers. Mr. Smith is highly regarded for his professionalism, discretion and compassion for whatever situation clients find themselves in. He believes that everyone deserves quality representation, and he works with people to find solutions that are mindful of their time and money.

After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and graduating magna cum laude from Marshall University in 2003, Mr. Smith received a Juris Doctor in 2007 from the West Virginia University College of Law. While there, he was a member of the school’s law review.

When he is not with clients, Mr. Smith shares his knowledge with others both through speaking engagements and in published articles.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Ryan Smith

Admitted: 2008, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://rtslawgroup.com/ryan-t-smith/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Lawyers in North Carolina, 2016
  • Magna cum laude - Marshall University (2003)  
  • TOP 30 UNDER 30 - Elevate Lifestyle - Charlotte (2010)
  • Top Voted Criminal Law Lawyer in NC  Legal Elite (2016)
  • Super Lawyers  (2016-2017)
  • TOP 40 UNDER 40  National Trial Lawyers (2017)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Western District of North Carolina (Federal Court), 2009
  • YMCA of the Greater Charlotte Area
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (MCCDLA)
  • Commissioner of the MCB Lawyer Basketball League
  • Western District of North Carolina (Federal Court)
  • North Carolina (State Court)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Counterfeit Drugs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology (2006)
  • “Bulls Eye”: How Public Universities in West Virginia Can Creatively Comply with Title IX without the Targeted Elimination of Men’s Sports Teams - West Virginia Law Review (2008)
  • Law Review (West Virginia University School of Law)  
  • Law Review - West Virginia University College of Law (2006-2007)

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Educational Background:

  • Marshall University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)  

Industry Groups

  • Car Accidents
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Guardianship
  • Incompetency
  • Personal Injury
Office Location for Ryan T. Smith

1800 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-552-4444

Fax: 704-973-9468

 

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Last Updated: 8/17/2018

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