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Ryan Stump

Criminal defense Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
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Ryan D. Stump represents clients in criminal defense matters. A North Carolina native, Mr. Stump received his B.A., graduating cum laude, from Campbell University and his J.D. from Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Stump clerked with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. During his clerkship with the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Stump worked with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ("OCDEFT"), where he focused on aiding the investigation and prosecution of federal drug and organized crime matters.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Stump took a position with First National Bank. At First National Bank, Mr. Stump served as both corporate counsel and as the estate planning attorney for the bank's high net worth client. Mr. Stump joined Roberts Law Group in 2012, realizing that his true passion is in criminal defense litigation and ensuring that his clients are zealously advocated for throughout their entire experience in the criminal justice court system.  While at Roberts Law Group, Mr. Stump opened and served as the lead attorney for the firm’s Wilmington, NC and Charlotte, NC satellite offices.  In 2013, Mr. Stump left Roberts Law Group in order to open RandallStump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, with Samuel J. Randall.  The goal of Mr. Stump and Mr. Randall is provide unparalleled representation to their clients while treating their clients like the people they are, not just a file number. 

Mr. Stump has continued his legal education by attending both state and national DWI education seminars, the White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson University and the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute in Macon, Georgia. 

Mr. Stump represents clients in criminal state and federal court cases including:

• Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges
• White Collar Crimes
• Sex Offenses
• Violent Crimes
• Domestic Violence
• Theft
• Fraud
• Weapons Crimes
• Driving While Impaired
• Driving While License Revoked
• Traffic Violations


Mr. Stump is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys
2125 Southend Drive
Suite 253
Charlotte, NC, 28203


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Posted by Anna | February 3, 2015
Best Criminal defense attorney in Charlotte, N.C!
I called Randall and Stump in November 2014. I spoke with Mr. Stump. I was charged with embezzlement, which is a felony charge. He explained everything to me, with good and bad outcomes. Whenever I called or emailed him, he always returned my calls and emails. I really felt as that he was on my side, during the most difficult time in my life. He is very professional. In January 2015 my charges were dismissed. I couldn't ask for a better attorney. I think he is the one of the best criminal defense lawyer's in Charlotte, NC!
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Posted by Catherine & Henry Thomas | February 3, 2015
Speeding ticket
Just wanted to say that Ryan Stump is the person that you need to represent you. We wer satisfied wit our outcome and if I needed to use him again I would definitely get him. He keeps you up on every thing.
Posted by Jimmy | January 12, 2015
Speeding ticket
I contacted Ryan stump little over a week ago about my case. Agree to a flat fee and he handle thing from there very please with the outcome . Would use him in any matter that might arise in the future . Very please with his matter of handling thing. Thank Ryan
Posted by T | December 19, 2014
Great Representation
I called the office about 4:00 pm on a Friday for a Monday 9:00 am court date. Ryan was extremely helpful and gracious. He emailed me the necessary documents, went to court Monday morning, and had my charges reduced. Very professional. I could not have asked for better representation.
Posted by Tim | December 1, 2014
Traffic Ticket
I am extremely pleased with the outcome and the professionalism of Ryan. Easy to work with and very thorough. I recommend highly. Thanks for your assistance. T. Breiding
Posted by Harry, SC | November 18, 2014
Excellent work! Highly Recommended.:)
I got a new car and was driving on I-77 from North Carolina to to South Carolina. Did not realized how fast was going and got caught doing 75 MPH on a 55 MPH. Police gave me a ticket and a court hearing. I was extremely upset and being so busy with work, and the inconvenience, I decided to call Attorney Mr. Ryan Stump for help. He explained to me everything clearly and how much it will cost. Well, I did not have to go to court. I ended up paying only for court fees, and Mr. Stump's services. They removed all charges so I have no moving violation and nothing will go to my insurance, so I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend this firm if you ever encounter a problem like this. It makes life a whole lot easier if you are as busy as me, and on top of that the misfortune of getting a ticket by the police.
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Posted by J.R. | October 31, 2014
Ryan Stump
I worked with Ryan and he did a fantastic job. I had gotten a speeding ticket with a really high fine attached to it. I went to him the day before court day, and he took my case without no hasatation. He was very easy to work with and took care of pretty much everything. All I had to do was go to his office to make my flat fee payment, and sign a waiver of appearance and he appeared in court on my behalf. I saved both time and money and am now avoiding the insurance hassles.Overall, I had a very pleasant experience and would recommend this firm to anyone. « show less J.R.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2014
My Defense
I came to this firm with a speeding/ traffic violation ticket. I was represented by Ryan Stump. He was awesome and did everything he said he would do. He kept me in the loop through the entire process. Anytime I called the office I was able to speak with him directly. I could not be more please with the service. Thanks Ryan
Posted by Steve | October 8, 2014
Criminal Defense.
I hired Ryan Stump in a Criminal matter to represent me. He ended up getting me a better plea bargain than I had anticipated. His presence in the courtroom and during negotiations was excellent. Very impressive. I would highly recommend Mr Stump.
Posted by Steve | October 8, 2014
My Defense
Ryan handled my case and did an incredible job. I ended up even better off than what I had anticipated. His presence in court and during the negotiating phase was excellent. I HIGHLY recommend Ryan.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
One of Charlotte's best lawyers
After interviewing several lawyers and within ten minutes of speaking with Ryan, I was confident that Mr. stump was the best choice to handle my case. His diligence, work ethic, professionalism and legal expertise are not just the qualities that win cases, but also make him a trustworthy lawyer in which people can rely on. Unlike most lawyers who pitch a business approach to winning cases, Ryan pitches the actual law and gives clients the realities of their legal situations. He doesn't sugarcoat the law. He works hard to uphold the law, while simultaneously providing excellent legal service that makes clients feel secure. He has a diverse resume of experiences from all types of people that gives him the ability to tackle any legal situation. There is no case Ryan cannot handle. Ryan is very professional in law, but he is also down to earth, making him an excellent lawyer to work with. He can make clients feel confident in their legal situation. Besides his ability to reply to emails and phone calls promptly, arrive early for meetings, be flexible in scheduling, and be patient to handle the many questions I had, I am beyond grateful for Ryan's legal services mostly because he is a person I can trust. That is what drives clients, such as myself, to work with him.
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Posted by Keith | March 31, 2014
Awesome attorney and Law Firm
I came to this firm with a speeding/ traffic violation ticket. I was represented by Ryan Stump. He was awesome and did everything he said he would do. He kept me in the loop through the entire process. Anytime I called the office I was able to speak with him directly. I could not be more please with the service. Thanks Ryan
Posted by Jess | March 31, 2014
Best NC Lawyer for Traffic Violations!
Ryan provided excellent legal services for a minor traffic violation. I was from out-of-state and could not be present for any legal proceedings. Ryan represented on my behalf and took care of all aspects of the case. Thank you for being responsive, knowledgeable, and hard-working! Ryan Stump is the best lawyer I have employed in the last 10 years.
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Posted by Abhinay | February 25, 2014
Traffic Ticket
Mr. Ryan Helped me resolve my traffic ticket by going to court on behalf of me and having it reduced . He was really professional and affordable . I would definitely recommend him .
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
Traffic Ticket
Mr. Stump was referred to me by a friend. He was able to get my speeding ticket reduced and saved me tons of court fees and ticket costs. I know I will be using him if I ever have any need in the future. Thanks so much for the diligence! :)
Posted by Briana | February 4, 2014
Simple assault
Mr.Stump represented me in court january 2014. I was very pleased with my results for my simple assault charge. I was a client that lived out of state and threw out the entire process Mr.Stump communicated with me on my case. On the expectation of the defendant up until my court date. He was professional and a pleasant lawyer to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2014
Proactive Representation
Facing possible indictment, I had to seek representation. I had the great fortune of being introduced to Ryan Stump. From the beginning, Ryan gave complete attention to my situation; never judged; never rushed. Ryan made himself available to me by office meetings and by phone, even on the weekends. I could tell that Ryan had familiarized himself with any paperwork (discovery) that had been presented against my person. Not once did I ever feel unsure about his advice, or his direction. Ryan proactively approached the prosecuting attorney, which I feel helped to keep me from indictment. Thank you, Ryan!
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Posted by Ted | August 2, 2013
Excellent DWI Atty.
Through Ryan's diligence and attention to detail, my DWI was recently dismissed. Unfortunately, pressure from political organizations like MADD cause law enforcement officers and the court system to behave as if you are guilty until proven innocent... Without proper legal council, it would have been impossible to right the wrong that occurred. I highly recommend Ryan Stump and offer my deepest gratitude to him and the entire Roberts Law team. Thanks again, Ted.
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Posted by Meg | June 24, 2013
Our Experience
Our son got himself into a terrible situation in which he was arrested and was facing felony charges. This was all happening 4 states away from where we live. Attorney Stump held weekly, scheduled phone conferences with us to keep us up to date on the progress of our son's case. He was always attentive during our conference calls and was willing to spend as much time as needed on the phone with us. Attorney Stump also worked diligently to get the charges lessened as much as possible. The support staff at the Roberts Law Group were also very supportive and helpful. During a family crisis such as this, we could not have asked for a more professional, knowledgeable and compassionate person that we found in Ryan Stump. The outcome of our son's case was the best case scenario short of charges being dropped. I would highly recommend Mr. Stump to anyone who might find themselves in need of a caring and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2013
Great results...!
Ryan was extremely helpful in working through a situation that could have turned out to be a major problem. Having him act on my behalf definitely resulted in a better outcome than had I tried to work through the problem on my own. He communicated well and was available to get together on Saturdays, etc. to go through the issues. Highly recommended.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Randall & Stump, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roberts Law Group, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • In-House Counsel and Wealth Management Attorney
  • First National Bank
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Wake County District Court
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2015
  • White Collar Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Campbell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • State of North Carolina v. A.L.
  • Dismissed
  • J.G. v. C.C.
  • Settled for $15,000
  • State of North Carolina v. S.M.
  • Reduction of Felony to Misdemeanor
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  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer: Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • 2014
  • Graduated with Honors - Cum Laude
  • Campbell University
  • N/A
  • Dean's List - Multiple Semesters
  • Campbell University
  • N/A
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  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Criminal Procedure in North Carolina: Fourth Edition
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

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Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, Ryan is one of the best attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He possesses the knowledge, skill, and desire to do the absolute best for his clients. I recall Ryan working tirelessly to uncover the truth and pursue justice - resulting in a favorable outcome for his client. This is why Ryan has an excellent reputation among his fellow attorneys. And it is absolutely warranted."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He is smart and tenacious. I do not hesitate to recommend Ryan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Friend
"Ryan is a strong advocate for his clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. He is a tough yet reasonable, hard-working attorney with a solid reputation in the community. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone in need of a criminal law attorney in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Stump is a savvy attorney and a proven advocate for his clients. He has experience defending clients against charges of all types across North Carolina, in State court and Federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is dedicated to his clients and to achieving the best possible outcome for them. He is a personable, knowledgeable and highly motivated individual."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
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 | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to attending law school with Ryan, I have also witnessed, first hand, his performance in the courtroom. I can confidently say that Ryan is an extremely professional, intelligent and hard-working attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of attending law school with Ryan as well as practicing criminal law in New Hanover County. Ryan works hard for his clients and uses his keen legal knowledge and research to get them the best results possible. I would recommend Ryan to anyone seeking assistance in a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"Having attended law school with Ryan, I can confidently say that Ryan's work ethic is unparalleled in the community. Aside from being very knowledgable and capable in his field, Ryan fights tooth and nail for his clients. I highly recommend Ryan and would not think twice about calling him for my own personal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stump is a very qualified and knowledgable attorney. As a solo practitioner, I routinely run my thoughts by him and he is always happy to offer insight. I can only imagine how prompt and thorough he is in communicating with his own clientele. I will refer any cases in the Western District of North Carolina to Mr. Stump."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked closely with Mr. Stump on a number of matters. He possesses the knowledge, drive, and personal skills to deal with any issue you or your family are facing. I endorse him without reserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of attending law school with Ryan. He is an excellent attorney who works hard to achieve the best results for his clients. I strongly endorse Ryan and would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan Stump is an outstanding criminal defense attorney, a tireless advocate for his clients and a fearless warrior in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan handles each of his cases with compassion and a willingness to do everything possible to help his client. he is a fighter that doesn't back down in the face of a challenge. I would call Ryan if I was in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former federal prosecutor, I've seen Ryan's trial skills. He is an effective litigator and works hard for his clients. I will refer cases to him in the Western District of N.C."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ryan in court. He is a skilled trial lawyer and is respected in the legal community."
White collar crime Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is a fighter. He brings a unique perspective to White Collar Crime because he's worked in the financial industry as both a broker and as an attorney representing banks. He also brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as a criminal defense attorney. He spent his time in Law School clerking for a Judge who sat in criminal court, and also for a law firm that specialized in high profile criminal defense. He's been in the courtroom every day for the past several years. He knows his stuff and he's passionate about his clients. Highly recommended."
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Charlotte Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Stump
Ryan Stump
Criminal defense Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 12 years