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Ryan Garry is a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has developed a reputation as an accomplished trial attorney. Less than 1% of criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota have achieved this certification.

Ryan has acquitted clients in cases ranging from DWI, to a national interest First Amendment victory, to five “not guilty” jury verdicts in the last two years. He recently acquitted an innocent person charged with Felony Third Degree Assault, obtained a complete jury acquittal for a client charged with Felony Domestic Assault Strangulation, and exonerated a nurse practitioner in a high profile Aiding First Degree Murder case in Hennepin County. Ryan practices in state and federal court, and has recently litigated a variety of federal cases ranging from mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, witness tampering, bank robbery, and tax evasion. Within the last couple of years he has litigated, to verdict, jury trials ranging from Felony Strangulation, Assaulting a Police Officer, Federal Bank Robbery, First Degree Assault, Felony Domestic Assault, and Federal Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Ryan also handles appellate issues, and has argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on a homicide case.

The vast majority of Ryan’s clients are referred from other lawyers, prosecutors who have litigated against him in trial, former presiding judges, and past clients. Ryan frequently represents lawyers, doctors, police officers, and other professionals accused of crimes. He is often sought out on high profile cases where the stakes are high.

Ryan is a board member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the editor The Challenger magazine. He is also a board member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and a frequent speaker at Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. Ryan has been named a Rising Star “Super Lawyer” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and in 2014 was named a “Super Lawyer.”


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Robert Churchill

    In working with Mr. Garry I came to appreciate how he not only greatly understands the nuances of the justice system, but is quite savvy about how to assemble the facts and themes that will win a jury trial. I would recommend him without hesitation for anyone in need of a legal services.


    Kevin Churchill DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Justin Michael Schiks

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ryan Garry is known to be one of the best defense attorneys in the country.


    Justin Schiks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ryan Garry, Criminal Defense Attorneys

333 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200407/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Criminal Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)Board Member2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. I.M.Expungement Granted
State v. MohammedCharges Dismissed
State v. I.M. (#2)Expungement Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sentencing-When It is All on the LineSentencing2010