G. Ryan Willis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard, PLLC
 | 530 Hillsborough St, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-747-8380
Fax: 919-882-1222
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Dysart Willis PLLC, G. Ryan Willis is dedicated to representing people in Raleigh, North Carolina, and throughout Wake County. He also accepts federal cases from clients in Raleigh, Durham and across the Research Triangle Region. Mr. Willis focuses his practice on criminal defense, generally handling cases that involve white collar offense, serious drug violations, sex offenses, and serious violent crime.

    Prior to earning a law degree from the UNC School of Law, Mr. Willis attended NC State University. From there, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

    Starting his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Willis served with the Wake County District Attorney's office. In his capacity as an assistant district attorney, he gained valuable trial experience, as well as knowledge of criminal investigative techniques and procedures. Mr. Willis draws on this experience to help him fight for the rights of his clients in the state and federal courts.

    Mr. Willis understands the impact being investigated for, or charged with, a crime can have on people, their families and their futures. For that reason, he puts an emphasis on providing his clients with personalized attention and listening to their needs and goals. With each case he handles, Mr. Willis stands by his client from the start of his or her case through its resolution. In recognition of his success, Mr. Willis holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Willis. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake County Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, DUI/DWI


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016

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    About Ryan Willis

    Admitted: 2004, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage: http://www.cedysart.com/About/Ryan-Willis.shtml

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in State and Federal Criminal Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Eastern District of North Carolina, Member
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
    • North Carolina Prisoner's Legal Services
    • Manning & Crouch, 2010
    • North Carolina
    • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
    • Wake County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Member
    • Wake County Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Defender's Association of Philadelphia
    • Wake County Superior Court and Wake County District Court, Trials

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • NTSB recommends use of the Sniffer, Posted on May 23 2013
    • Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Posted on May 20 2013
    • The National Highway Transportation Safety Board Recommends .05 limit for DWI, Posted on May 15 2013
    • DWI: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (Part 2), Posted on May 10 2013
    • Recent 4th Circuit Win for a Defendant: Plea is invalid if it is based on officer's fraud, Posted on April 29 2013
    • Miranda Warnings, Public Safety, and the Boston Marathon bombings, Posted on April 22 2013
    • Could the felony murder rule apply in the recent death of a state trooper?, Posted on September 10 2012
    • The Fourth Circuit Denies Retroactive Relief in Simmons Cases, Posted on August 28 2012
    • United States v. Jones: GPS Surveillance is not Dead, Posted on February 06 2012
    • Proposed Changes to NC DWI Laws, Posted on March 28 2015
    • DWI: Refusing the Breath Test, Posted on December 05 2014
    • Why the Ferguson Grand Jury Investigation Was Unusual, Posted on November 27 2014
    • DUI FAQs and General Information about DWI/DUI Defense, Posted on November 20 2014
    • Wisconsin Pre-trial Program for Repeat DWI Offenders, Posted on November 11 2014
    • DWI Convictions and Drivers License Suspensions, Posted on November 05 2014
    • California Mayor's Drunk Driving Accident is Nothing to Cheer About, Posted on October 21 2014
    • A Good Change to North Carolina's Marijuana Laws, Posted on October 21 2014
    • Second Degree Murder Charge Possible in Drunk Driving Accident Fatality, Posted on October 18 2014
    • Cutting Edge Drunk Driving Defense Involves Blood Draw, Posted on October 16 2014
    • Breaking Bad on Methamphetamine, Posted on October 16 2014
    • Criminal Child Abuse: North Carolina Law in Light of the Adrian Peterson Case, Posted on September 14 2014
    • First Offenders Agreements in Domestic Violence Cases, Posted on September 12 2014
    • Great Facts in a 4th Circuit Disability Fraud Case, Posted on September 11 2014
    • Proposed NC Constitutional Amendment Would Give Defendants Right to Waive Jury Trials, Posted on September 10 2014
    • NSA domestic surveillance and the DEA, Posted on August 07 2013
    • Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Federal Gun laws, Posted on July 31 2013
    • You won't get a DWI for pedaling on the Trolley Pub, Posted on July 29 2013
    • Criminal Defense Attorney Requests NSA Records, Posted on July 19 2013
    • License Plate Readers Used by North Carolina Police, Posted on July 18 2013

    Educational Background:

    • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: History, Magna cum laude
    • Enloe High School, Graduate
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    Office Location for G. Ryan Willis

    530 Hillsborough St
    Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Phone: 919-747-8380

    Fax: 919-882-1222

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