**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! Results-Driven with Calming Demeanor (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! Results-Driven with Calming Demeanor (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)**Read 170+ Reviews! **TOP Criminal Lawyer (Voted by NC Attorneys) – Legal Elite '16 (Free Consult)
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers / Rising Stars||2017|
|TOP CRIMINAL LAWYER in NC||Business North Carolina's Legal Elite: http://businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/#1465233452304-d73b69e6-8cf7||2016|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers / Rising Stars||2016|
|Top Lawyers||Business North Carolina's Legal Elite||2015|
|Top 30 Under 30||Elevate Lifestyle - Charlotte||2010|
|Clinical Law Program Member||West Virginia University College of Law||2006|
|Law Review||West Virginia University College of Law||2006|
|Associate Editor||Law Review - West Virginia University||2006|
|Certified||LexisNexis & Westlaw||2004|
|President's Honor Roll||Marshall University, Lewis College of Business||2003|
|Dean's List||Marshall University, Lewis College of Business||2003|
|Managing Attorney||RTS Law Group||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Dillon & Smith, PLLC||2009 - 2011|
|Partner||Dillon Moore & Smith||2009 - 2009|
|Associate||Wachovia - Corporate & Investment Banking||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||MacCorkle Lavender, PLLC||2006 - 2006|
|Clinical Law Program||West Virginia University College Of Law||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Basketball League||Commissioner||2012 - Present|
|Western District of North Carolina (Federal Court)||Member||2009 - Present|
|West Virginia Alumni Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|YMCA||Member||2007 - Present|
|Marshall University Alumni Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||2014 - 2015|
|QC Hoops||Sponsor/Coach||2011 - 2014|
|Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyer Division||Member||2009 - 2012|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2015|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2008|
|Sports Law Society||Member||2006 - 2006|
|West Virginia Law Review||Associate Editor||2006 - 2007|
|Business and Politics Summer Abroad Program in Brazil||Member||2006 - 2006|
|Mediterranean Legal Studies Summer Abroad program in Europe||Member||2005 - 2005|
|Trial Advocacy||Member||2004 - 2005|
|American Marketing Association||Vice President||2003 - 2003|
|Phi Eta Sigma||Member||2003 - 2003|
|Beta Gamma Sigma||Member||2003 - 2003|
|Alpha Kappa Psi||Member||2001 - 2003|
|NO PROBABLE CAUSE||Judge Dismissed DWI Charge|
|Court Finds No Probable Cause||Case Dismissed by Court|
|Court Finds No Reasonable Suspicion||Dismissed charge|
|See all legal cases|
|West Virginia Law Review||“Bulls Eye”: How Public Universities in West Virginia Can Creatively Comply with Title IX without the Targeted Elimination of Men’s Sports Teams||2008|
|Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology||Counterfeit Drugs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly||2006|
|West Virginia University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Marshall University||N/A||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2003|
|Super Bowl Preparation||How to Avoid DWI Arrest||2016|
|Legal Elite||TOP CRIMINAL LAWYER IN NC - Peer Rated||2016|
|Panther's Greg Hardy (NFL)||Greg Hardy (NFL) - Assault Trial||2015|
|Sports Law Society||Lawyer League Basketball & Softball||2014|
|Attorney Continuing Legal Education||DWI/DUI Laws||2014|
|Real Estate 101 - SunTrust Bank||Real Estate||2010|
|WEF - Corporate & Investment Bank||Deal Partners - Equipment Finance||2008|
|Sales Conference||360 Viewpoint||2004|
|Resident Advisor Welcoming||New Residents||2001|
|Resident Advisor Welcoming||New Residents||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Ryan through friends, and he's not only helped me, but a ton of my other friends. After seeing Ryan getting people get out of their DWI charges, I knew he was the guy to go to. Absolutely hire him.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Smith for a DWI and my license was revoked he was able to get my license back for me while the case is ongoing. He and his staff are professional, polite, and so helpful.
Posted by Chantelle
Always contact Ryan Smith he is very professional and willing to help. I was able to avoid insurance increase and DMV points regarding traffic offense. He will be completely honest with options that work great for you. Great lawyer and excellent team assisting him. Great integrity and character firm will be around for many years to come. #1 criminal defense lawyer in providing legal services
Posted by anonymous
RTS Law Group saved me in a bind! I had a pretty hefty speeding ticket. I called in and spoke to Ashley who was absolutely wonderful! She quickly transferred me to Ryan Smith who put me at ease. The next day he resolved my ticket with NO license or insurance points. I'm so happy that I contacted this group and will refer them to anyone I know!
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Ryan Smith from a friend regarding a DUI charge in 2014. I did phone consultations with 5 of the most respected DUI lawyers in the Charlotte / Mecklenburg area with Ryan being my 5th call. The first 4 calls I made to other attorneys left me feeling like they wanted my money to sign a retainer and get me off the phone as quick as possible, whether that meant telling me what I wanted to hear or just being short. As soon as I got on the phone with Ryan he asked about my background, and a FULL description of what happened that night. I could tell Ryan was taking very detailed notes and picking my brain for angles of the case while they were still fresh on my mind. I got the feeling that Ryan was beginning to formulate my defense while I was on my free phone consultation; very impressive. Ryan spent over an hour on the phone with me without asking for a commitment or pressuring me to sign anything. This kind of relaxed and professional communication was what Ryan provided throughout the entire process (11 months).
Ryan consistently communicated with me every step of the way to ensure I understood what was going on, how it could impact me and our case, and what our plan was moving forward. Ryan made me feel like I was his only client and top priority, but I know this wasn't the case as he had many clients he was handling at the same time, I assume with the same focus and attention he devoted to me.
In the end, Ryan got my case dismissed and also got a NCDMV refusal suspension dismissed as well. Hands down, the best result that could have occurred. "Like it never even happened." I have nothing but praises to speak about Ryan Smith, his relaxed but professional attitude, and legal knowledge that resulted in the dismissal of my charges.
Posted by Sarah
The same day I received my speeding ticket, I dropped off my check to Ryan and it was money well spent. He took care of everything and removed all the stress from the situation. I absolutely recommend him!
Posted by Mabel
Ryan T. Smith is an exceptional attorney and one that I would recommend without hesitation. He impressed me immediately with his quick responsiveness and ability to evaluate situations with objectivity and legal acumen. His attention-to-detail, tireless work ethic and affinity for perfection make him an ideal choice when faced with choosing representation. (DUI-related Criminal and Civil suit in 2012)
Posted by anonymous
First class customer service, Attorney Smith handled things quickly, efficiently and precise. I am quite pleased with the results. He is a top recommendation.
Posted by Debbie
Ryan T. Smith is an exceptional Traffic and DUI attorney. His calm and caring personality along with his staff members impressed us immediately. He was quick to respond to our plea for help and was able to evaluate the situation objectivity while keeping me calm as my 21-year-old son was recovering from a car accident. Ryan quickly gathered the facts and went to meet with him twice in two different area hospitals. Ryan's success in our son's case was highly due to his exceptional knowledge of the laws, his attention to detail, and because of his personal relationships with very important people in the "court system". Over a five-month time span and many court appearances, we observed how HIGHLY Mr. Smith was respected by others in the courtroom. I can guarantee, if you are seeking a traffic or DUI lawyer, Ryan T Smith will deliver the best outcome in whatever you're facing.
Posted by Cigi
I think most of us agree that Honesty and the ability to be Forthright are notable characteristics. Attorney Ryan Smith possesses all of these and more. He was unable to assist my particular Legal need. However he was honest and even extended my questions out to is vast network of credible attorneys who could be of assistance. He will go the extra mile for you. hire him.
Posted by Jessica
I hired Mr Ryan Smith to handle a traffic citation for me. He and his staff are second to none! His paralegal (Ashley) was extremely professional, proficient and effective in getting the information needed to handle my case. Ryan and his staff were able to accomadate my busy schedule making it almost effortless to resolve my case. Ryan was able to resolve my case most favorably the same day I hired him. I found his fees to be very reasonable. If you are seeking an attorney, get the best and accept no less. Call Ryan T Smith for the best!!!!!
Posted by Eric
The sole reason I still have a drivers licenses is because of Ryan's knowledge of the NC traffic system. He was able to have multiple speeding citations (one of which was a reckless driving) reduced to non moving violations, and on more than one occasion - a complete dismissal of the citation. I could not give a stronger recommendation for an attorney. if you need any type of assistance with traffic related matters, do yourself a favor and call Ryan at RTS Law Group ASAP.
Posted by Jose
Ryan Smith is an outstanding attorney & was able to get my DWI dismissed in Mecklenburg County. Mr. smith & his amazing paralegal, ashley, helped me every step of the way and made the entire process much less stressful. They kept me well-informed and answered any questions I had. He was very honest and realistic about my case, and made sure I was aware of the potential outcomes. I knew my case could have gone either way, and I fully expected to have this on my record, I felt like my life was over.
At trial, he convinced the judge that the officer did not have probable cause to arrest me for DWI. The judge threw out my case and I had my life back!! I cant thank Mr. Smith and RTS law group enough for that.
Mark Gott, Guardianship Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have worked on the other side of the case from Ryan MANY times. I have always respected his legal ability, advocacy, and honesty. He has a great reputation with the court and other lawyers. I would personally refer him to a valued client if I had a conflict of interest and it was an area that Ryan practiced.
Tonya Graser Smith, Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Smith is an outstanding asset to our Mecklenburg County Bar and a well respected attorney in Charlotte. He is an agressive advocate for his clients and a great attorney to have on your side for criminal proceedings.
Cash, Check, Credit card