A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses in California. Prior to joining SLG Criminal Law Group, 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
As a former prosecutor, Ryan Tegnalia has a thorough understanding of both sides of the criminal process. Mr. Tegnalia and I worked together at our old law firm briefly, and I was very comfortable in handing over my caseload to him upon my departure from the firm. I was assured that all of my old clients would get the very best criminal defense representation. I would recommend anyone to hire Attorney Tegnalia for their criminal defense matter.
Michael Stuart Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ryan Tegnelia is one of the most competent and aggressive criminal attorneys I have ever seen in the courtroom. His ability to articulate his position is only outweighed by his ability to sway a jury. I would recommend securing his legal services while they are still available before he is appointed to the bench.
Tomas Flores Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|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|
|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|