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Ryan M. Wolfe

Ryan M. Wolfe

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

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.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Henrietta Won Yin Wong

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Henrietta Wong Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Katherine Elizabeth Hardie

    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

Contact Info

Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office

210 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90012



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mason C. Brown AwardUSC Gould School of Law2012
PILF Student of the YearUSC Gould School of Law - Public Interest Law Foundation2012
Lash GrantUSC Gould School of Law2012
Rosenthal Bar Exam ScholarshipCalifornia Bar Foundation2012
Paul Davis AwardUSC Gould School of Law2011
PILF GrantUSC Public Interest Law Foundation2011
Public Interest ScholarshipCalifornia Bar Foundation2010
Bice GrantUSC Gould School of Law2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender2014 - Present
Of CounselSalerno & Associates2013 - 2014
PrincipalThe Law Office of Ryan Wolfe2012 - 2014
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender, Central District of California2012 - 2012
Post Bar Graduate VolunteerLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2012 - 2012
ClerkInner City Law Center2010 - 2011
ClerkLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2010 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI Appeal - Manhattan BeachPending
Third Strike Criminal Threats CaseDismissed
Motion for a New Trial - MurderDenied

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Gould School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Vanderbilt UniversityCommunication Studies & Religious StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE LunchExpungements & Criminal Law for Pro Bono Clinics2013