A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses in California. Prior to founding RJT Criminal Defense, Ryan was employed by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. He has defended hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside. His experience extends to both state and federal court, and includes defense of drug crimes (possession and sale), assault (including assault with a deadly weapon), attempted murder, sexual assault and financial (white collar) crimes (including, credit card fraud, check fraud, real estate fraud and identity theft).
Mr. Tegnelia is a 2005 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. In addition to his membership in the State Bar of California and the San Diego Bar Association, he is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2006
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Skilled negotiator and tenacious litigator Ryan Tegnelia has few that can compare to his ability and knowledge. He is an aggressive and highly skilled criminal defense attorney with the know how that helps him achieve positive results for his clients. He is a true credit to the legal community. I unconditionally endorse this lawyer.
Hector Tamayo Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Managing Partner||RJT Criminal Defense||2009 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Tulare County District Attorney||2006 - 2009|
|Summer Associate||San Diego County Public Defender's Office||2004 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||San Diego County Alternate Public Defender's Office||2004 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program||2003 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Arizona State University||N/A||Other - Bachelors||2002|
|National Mock Trial Association||Judge of Opening Rounds||2015|