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Ryan Lansing Russman

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I am New Hampshire's first Board Certified DWI lawyer by the National College of DUI defense.


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  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    17 years, 600 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    17 years, 2.2 thousand cases
  4. Wills: 5%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • James Nesci

    A few years ago, my law partner introduced me to Ryan Russman. At the time, I was co-authoring practice manuals for attorneys on DUI/DWI defense in several states. One thing led to another and we ended up co-authoring a legal treatise: New Hampshire DWI Defense; The Law & Practice (available at Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co. ). If I could sum up my reaction to Ryan's work in one word, it would be "impressed." Ryan's depth of knowledge of New Hampshire law, of the science behind breath and blood testing and of trial tactics is phenomenal. What is even more impressive, however, is the fact that he is willing to share his knowledge and tactics with other defense attorneys instead of jealously guarding it. That speaks volumes about his character and his dedication to the profession. You would be hard-pressed to find a better or more knowledgeable DWI attorney in New Hampshire.


    James Nesci DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William C. Head

    Ryan is an insightful, brilliant attorney who understands the importance of being prepared by obtaining the highest level of training possible as a trial attorney. He has the "people skills" to communicate a message to jurors, which makes him ideally suited for jury trials in both criminal and civil cases. In 2010, Ryan and I co-authored a book together, and he did a top-notch job in writing his portions of the book outlining NH laws on DWI. I commend his services to any resident of New Hampshire or nearby states when you need a WINNER for a trial lawyer.


    William Head DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Russman Law Offices

155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Russman Law

36 Salmon Street
Manchester, NH, 03104



NHAuthorized to practice law199904/20/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Sustaining MemberNational College for DUI Defense2011
Board CertificationNational College of DWI Defense2010
Mastering Scientific Evidence GraduateTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Advanced Breath Testing SeminarIndustrial Training & Design2010
Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program GraduateNational College of DWI Def.2009
NHTSA/IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification ProgramWalden, Platt & Associates2008
Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program GraduateNational College for DWI Def.2008
Harvard Law School DUI Defense Summer Program GraduateNational College for DWI Def.2007
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorWalden, Platt & Associates2007
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing PractitionerWalden, Platt & Associates2007
Arson InvestigationNew Hampshire Fire Academy2006
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol TechnicianIndustrial Training And Design2006
Introduction to Haz MatNew Hampshire Fire Academy2002
Cum LaudeAmerican University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRussman Law1999 - Present
Rule 36 InternNew Hampshire Public Defender1998 - 1998
Criminal Section InternNH Attorney Generals Office1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Academy of Forensic SciencesMember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
New Hampshire Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Rockingham County Bar AssociationPast President2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. E.W.The defendant was found not guilty after trial.
AW v MTSettled prior to trial for $236,000
State of New Hampshire v. R.M.Not guilty after trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
NOW WHATA Citizen's Guide to the DWI Process2010
New Hampshire DWI the Law and PracticeNew Hampshire DWI the Law and Practice2010
The New Hampshire DWI BookThe New Hampshire DWI Book2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
American UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DWI BasicsDWI2011
DWI the Law and PracticeField Sobriety Tests2010
Brentwood Police DepartmentNH DWI the Law and Practice2009
Brentwood Fire DepartmentWills & Estates2009
Personal Injury and your InsurancePersonal Injury and your insurance2008
New Hampshire DWINH DWI the Law and Practice2008
New Hampshire DWINH DWI Field Sobriety Tests2007
Kingston Fire Department Weekly MeetingWills & Estates2007
DWI the Law and PracticeField Sobriety Tests2006
Chester Fire Department Monthly MeetingWills & Estates2006
New Castle Fire Department Weekly MeetingWills & Estates2005
Lawyer In Every ClassroomNH DWI and under 21 drivers2005
NH Health ConferenceEstate Documents2004
BWI and what every boater needs to knowBWI and the Law in NH2004