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Ryan Matthew Tutera

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
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A RESULTS ORIENTED LAW FIRM THAT PLACES THE NEEDS OF THE CLIENT FIRST. CALL 24/7:412-436-3915

The Law Office of Ryan M. Tutera is an innovative law firm based on the time tested principles of dedication and hard work. Our Pittsburgh criminal defense firm is committed to serving the needs of our clients in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

The legal process is complex and daunting. Attorney Ryan M. Tutera is an experienced former prosecutor who has the skills and knowledge to help you navigate through the legal process and provide you with the most effective representation.

Our firm was founded by attorney Ryan M. Tutera, who always had an interest in the concepts of justice, freedom and liberty. He wanted to help people accused of state and federal crimes who seemingly have the odds stacked up against them.

Before becoming a defense lawyer, Mr. Tutera was an assistant district attorney of Allegheny County for five years. He has tried hundreds of jury and nonjury cases on both sides, which gives him insight into how the government builds a prosecution — and how to defend against it. He has earned the respect and trust of former clients, judges and colleagues, and has represented clients in cases that received local, statewide and national attention.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

Location

The Law Office of Ryan M. Tutera
2100 Law & Finance Building
429 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HUMBLE, BRILLIANT, AND INCREDIBLE
I had called on RYAN TUTERA to represent me. Needing a criminal defense attorney was something I had never expected to have to need in my life. With a lot to lose, I knew that I had to search for a person who is incredibly dedicated, passionate, intelligent and didn't wasn't trying to impress so I would write a large retainer check. Unlike the other people who I spoke to, RYAN treated me with the same respect you would imagine you would give your very best friend; which at a time when you are feeling low about yourself was invaluable. Ryan believed in me and provided the guidance inside and outside of legal conversations. He managed the process and especially the courtroom like a conductor of an orchestra. He was always fair, honest and truthful with me and always discussed both the good and potential bad outcomes. I believed in Ryan and because of this, was exonerated of the claims set against me. Ryan managed the process with ease using his absolute unappalled professionalism and received incredible results in the courtroom. Ryan is the only person, I would ever recommend to anybody. He is not going to try and impress you with smoking mirrors, a flashy shiny suit and talking you into a plea deal while he collects your money. He brings you outstanding effort, smarts and a commanding knowledge of the legal process, you and your opposing counsel which is unprecedented. Ryan, I owe you everything - THANK YOU!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, would recommend him!!!!!
My husband, had a case to where I needed to find someone to help us. I found Ryan and he’s a professional lawyer and very intelligent. Ryan took his time and gave me his all. If you have a loved one or know someone who is in need of a great legal minded lawyer, I would highly recommend Ryan. He is hardworking and determined. I would say Ryan is he best in Pittsburgh guaranteed.
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Posted by Denny | November 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Confidant, Respectful, Effective
After much searching on the internet for a good attorney, we kept coming back to to Ryan Tuterra. I called him and left a message after hours and he called me back that same evening. He listened and gave some information and I booked an appointment with him. The moment I sat down to talk with him I knew he was passionate about his career in law and he knows the law and is good at what he does. From the beginning he was confident that what I was being charged with should have been nothing more then a civil case. He fought the first round at the magistrate level however it failed and had to go to common court. Even after the magistrate he was still adamant that this was nothing more then a civil case and he stands on the truth and evidence that proves just that. When Ryan Tuterra walks into a room he means business and will not back down when fighting for you. He knows the law and he also knows bad law enforcement when see it. He was a former DA and he knows both sides and that is what you want when you are being wrongfully charged. He stood for me and he got the job done. Ryan was a rockstar in my eyes. No one ever wants to have to search for a skilled attorney but if you need to, look no further you have found one of the best with Ryan.
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Posted by Joy | October 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Pittsburgh!
Ryan Tutera has amazing people skills. He was able to reduce all of my charges and even had some thrown out all together. He truly cares about his clients and works hard for them. He exceeded every expectation I had in what a lawyer could do for me. I am eternally grateful for his services.
Posted by Joe | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Need an attorney....
I highly recommend attorney Ryan Tutera. He was straight forward, knew his stuff and never blinked during my case. If you need an attorney he's your guy!
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great professional legal council
Ryan was very attentive, thorough, and professional. I felt confident proceeding with him once we met. And have had favorable outcomes in all matters he was handling. Hoping I never need a lawyer again, but if I do I will certainly hire Ryan...
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing less than OUTSTANDING!!!!!
My family was in need of a criminal lawyer for a very serious case that gained unwanted media attention, immediately after just calling Ryan to explain the situation, my family decided on hiring him right on the spot, his compassion, attention and absolute knowledge and confidence in the law was a no-brainer for us; not to mention that within hours of just contacting him, he was already visiting our family member at the county jail which meant the world to us!! Fast forward...., Ryan handled this very complicated case with authority and great professionalism (he’s no push-over ), he made us feel well represented and my family member had an extremely favorable outcome to the case. Forget 5 stars.... RYAN YOU’RE 1000!!!!! God Bless you and our family will forever be grateful to you!!!
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Posted by Kaleb | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome, 10/10 would recommend
I was charged with a very tricky case, and Mr. Tutera was the perfect guy to accept it. With an extensive knowledge of the law, and vast experience; He helped me beat the case. He's a great guy and everything you want your lawyer to be, again for hopefully the final time.. thank you, Ryan.
Posted by Michael | March 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer, Empathetic, a True Professional
Luckily for me, Ryan took my case and helped me thru a very strange and trying time. It was quite obvious to me the first time we met that he had the skills and knowledge of the judicial system that I needed. Not one of the "TV Attorneys" that you see advertising himself all the time, Ryan is too busy working for his clients and navigating the court system, always with one thing in mind: obtaining the best result for the person he is representing. His hard work and vast knowledge of the Allegheny County Court system paid of in the end, with the absolute best result I could have hoped for -- better than he himself had prepared me for heading into the final steps of my case. Ryan is diligent and savvy, he provides an aggressive and effective criminal defense -- as those who have been represented by him will attest. He is empathetic, and a good listener. He talks straight, doesn't mince words or lead a person to unrealistic expectations. He's honest and hard-working, always with the best interest for his clients in mind. Best of all, he's a genuinely nice guy. If there were 6 stars here I'd give him all six! I hope that I don't need his services going forward, but if I ever needed a criminal attorney again, I'd definitely hire Ryan.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
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If your future depends...
If your future is in jeopardy, your scared and afraid of the unknown. I know just how you feel. I've been there, right where you are. And shopping for attorneys is nothing like any other experience. Your future literally depends on hiring the right attorney. Ryan is respected, he has knowledge of the defense and prosecuting side of the court. I can't say enough how much Ryan has helped my family. He is truly one of a kind. He sleeps, eats and breathes the law. I have nothing but respect and appreciation for this man.
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Posted by Erik | December 14, 2017
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Professionalism, courtesy, understanding
Ryan was kind enough to take my case recently for a simple assault charge that I was falsely accused of. Not only did he handle it with a level of professionalism I have never seen but he was kind hearted and genuinely concerned of my situation. This man exudes confidence and charisma. And it paid off in the courtroom. He wiped the floor with the Accuser and made the judge and district attorney realize that I was in fact innocent. I would give Ryan a hundred Stars if I could. You should have no qualms of whether or not to hire Ryan as your defense attorney. If you want the job done right he is your man. Thanks again Ryan.
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Posted by Mike | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Son was accused lead guilty of sexual crimes, after getting rid of public defender who wanted him to plead guilty although he was innocent. Mr. Tutera listened to him took his case and after a two day trial he fought and helped prove his innocence with a NOT GUILTY verdict. I think he is a great lawyer. Also a nice guy.
Posted by William | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the best by far. You have found your lawyer if you are reading this
Ryan took over my case from another lawyer that had really messed it up very badly. He was able to defend me in a criminal case in a much smaller town than Pittsburgh and overcome all the issues that the previous lawyer caused and the bias of the court system in my area. He successfully defended me in a very hard case and one that was messed up by the pervious lawyer making it even that much harder. I would recommend him to all my friends and family and anyone else who needed legal assistance. I have already recommended him to friends and family. RYAN M TUTERA was a life saver. If you find this review then you need to hire him. He will inform you of all your rights. Give you the information straight. Listen to you and your wants and explain any reason why he would be against it, but he would support you in your decisions also. As in my case where I wanted to take the stand in my defense he told me that he never liked to do that, but if that is what I wanted he was willing to work with me to prepare me for the stand. He did just that and when I took the stand I was well prepared and even over prepared in my case for the cross examination. I can't say enough about him and how he handled my case in preparations and in court.
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Posted by Emily | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Amazing Amazing
Mr Tutera is a wonderful lawyer. In 2016, i had some traffic infractions that snowballed into a mess that resulted in needing to consult a lawyer. I came across and hired Mr Tutera. He listened, showed compassion and handled my cases with extreme professionalism! I would strongly encourage anyone to hire him. He is the cream of the crop!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Silmply Great!
Just a smart strong lawyer! He is the best in my book!
Posted by Max | November 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST!
I found myself in legal trouble. Mr. Tutera was informative, immaculate, and caring. I cannot imagine a superior, more professional, sincere lawyer. The man is practically a superhero! I will forever recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice or representation. He’s the highest quality!
Posted by E.P | August 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much Ryan!
As an international customer who had legal problem in the United States. I have been through two lawyers before I met Ryan. The two lawyers before Ryan, handled my case miserably and failed to resolve my legal problem. Luckily, we received a recommendation of Ryan from my acquaintance. Fortunately, the problem that have been unsolvable, was resolved with ease by Ryan. Now, I walked away from that situation freely and my record is finally CLEAN. I thank you, Ryan, that you handled my case professionally, always keep contact with me, and always been there for me. Lastly, my family and I would like to thank you again, Ryan! We could not ask for a better lawyer, friend, and brother.
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Posted by Will | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best There Is.
Ryan is the best lawyer you'll come across in the city of Pittsburgh. He's handled multiple cases I've had over the past years. He fights hard, and keeps you up to date on everything. He cares about his clients giving, them the upmost respect, no matter what their situation may have been. He honestly has saved my life! I'd recommend him to any one who needs defense.
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Posted by michael himes | September 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
caring lawyer
Ryan handled a case for me and I was walked away very impressed.Ryan did a great job of walking me through the process and producing a positive outcome.
Posted by FVA | February 21, 2015
Tough and hard working.
Ryan defended me in a highly political theft case. Ryan is a professional, hard working and compassionate with his clients. He is very knowledgeable of the laws and how the system works. I recommend hiring Ryan as an attorney for all of your defense needs.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable David L. Spurgeon
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Zoning Board Solicitor
  • City of McKeesport
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Allegheny County District Attorneys Office
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Kevin G. Sasinoski
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • PSU-Continuing Education Series-CPA/CLE
  • Body of a Crime- An introduction to the criminal justice system
  • 2014
  • PSU-Continuing Education Series-CPA/CLE
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (35)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Ryan. We have had the opportunity to work on cases, and I do not hesitate to seek his insight and advice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ryan on several cases. He is a solid attorney and a solid guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a very fair minded, hardworking attorney who will do a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a very tough and very talented criminal defense attorney. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Tutera. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great reputation, good guy to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely hardworking and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked on cases opposite Ryan while he was at the DA's office and have seen him try cases as a defense attorney. I've always been impressed by his integrity and knowledge of the criminal justice system in Allegheny County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan Tutera. I had cases against Ryan when he was a prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office of Allegheny County. He understands both sides of the criminal justice system intelligently. He is dogged and unrelenting in his represenation of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan and I were former colleagues at the DA's Office. Ryan is a highly-skilled, hard working criminal trial attorney who will handle your case with the utmost professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tutera is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a well-respected and knowledgeable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is experienced, articulate, and understanding. Definitively knows his stuff! Hire with confidence!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Pittsburgh Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Matthew Tutera
Ryan Matthew Tutera
Criminal defense Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 18 years