Ryan Wolfe is a graduate of USC Gould School of Law and has spent over 18 months clerking for the Federal and County Public Defenders. During his time in the Inglewood, Compton, and Downtown Courts, Ryan was able to write motions for murder trials as well as assist with every aspect of defending a case from initial arraignment interview to post-conviction relief. He has assisted at counsel table as second chair on several trials including a double murder trial. He has also written an appellate brief and a Federal sentencing memorandum.
Ryan was a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program at USC and excelled as the recipient of the highest grade in his trial advocacy class. He was also Vice President of Administration for USC’s Public Interest Law Foundation.
During law school Ryan received a variety of awards and grants including the Mason C. Brown Award, Public Interest Law Foundation’s Student of the Year, the Lash Grant, the Paul Davis Award, the Bice Grant, and a California Bar Foundation Public Interest Scholarship.
Ryan completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he graduated magna cum laude, majoring in Communications Studies and Religious Studies.
Licensed since 2012
Mr. Wolfe is a talented, diligent, and astute legal researcher and writer. He helped obtain the dismissal of an attempted murder charge on a gang related shooting via his ability to research the law and write persuasively. He is easy to work with and an asset to any defense case.
Katherine Hardie Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Mason C. Brown Award||USC Gould School of Law||2012|
|PILF Student of the Year||USC Gould School of Law - Public Interest Law Foundation||2012|
|Lash Grant||USC Gould School of Law||2012|
|Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship||California Bar Foundation||2012|
|Paul Davis Award||USC Gould School of Law||2011|
|PILF Grant||USC Public Interest Law Foundation||2011|
|Public Interest Scholarship||California Bar Foundation||2010|
|Bice Grant||USC Gould School of Law||2010|
|Deputy Public Defender||Los Angeles County Public Defender||2014 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Salerno & Associates||2013 - 2014|
|Principal||The Law Office of Ryan Wolfe||2012 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Federal Public Defender, Central District of California||2012 - 2012|
|Post Bar Graduate Volunteer||Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office||2012 - 2012|
|Clerk||Inner City Law Center||2010 - 2011|
|Clerk||Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office||2010 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|USC Gould School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Vanderbilt University||Communication Studies & Religious Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|MCLE Lunch||Expungements & Criminal Law for Pro Bono Clinics||2013|