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Ryan Christopher Locke

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   16 reviews

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Ryan Locke represents people who have been injured and people who have been unfairly convicted from his office in Atlanta. Formerly a public defender, Ryan uses the same passion and relentless advocacy for his clients today. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law; hosts a podcast about appellate practice called Georgia Appellate Review; and maintains comprehensive legal resources on his website for lawyers and the public, such as his guide for using the HITECH Act to get cheap medical records and his guide for people to change their name and gender in Georgia government documents.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Locke Law Firm, LLC
1355 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Sara | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Immigration
I hired him to file my naturalization petition. Ryan was available by phone and email, was fast, and was honest.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
I’ve never met a lawyer that spends enough time to get to know and care for his client the way Attorney Locke was with us. He was able to get my fiancé out of jail and short term probation and we really appreciate that.
Posted by Dave | October 18, 2017
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Great and humane professional
Ryan has been an amazing and professional lawyer. He helped in a case I had with huge endeavor and dedication and it got solved successfully. I HIGHLY recommend Ryan Locke as a councilor. He is very humane and highly skillful and won’t abuse you in the fares.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic advice!
I talked to Ryan about a serious traffic citation and received some excellent advice regarding the legal process, what to say, and who to say it to. I was able to walk into court with confidence and talk things over with the solicitor. Due to Ryan's expertise, I was able to walk out of court with a simple Basic Rules violation, no points on my license, and a menial fine. I couldn't be more thankful and would refer Ryan to anyone looking for a great attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
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Ryan patient , knowledgeable and thorough ..
Ryan was hired to represent my son. He answered any questions that I had and explained details of the case. He is an excellent attorney and is serious about his clients .. He will fight for you ...
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Ryan called me within minutes of me submitting my request. He was very knowledgable of the situation that I was needing advice on, and was able to advise me on the steps I needed to complete to resolve my situation. He gave me the details on what I need to look for, and what my next steps should be if I cannot find it. Overall, it was a great session.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Very knowledgeable. Helped me out tremendously.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Very impressed! Came away with a better understanding of our situation, how to protect ourselves and what our next steps should be. I cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
He was honest, straightforward, and what he didn't know for sure, he admitted. He was as comprehensive as he could be with his knowledge, polite, and I would call him again.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Satisfied
I was desperate to find a trustworthy and helpful lawyer I could consult in confidence. As this was the first time I spoke with a lawyer, I didn't really know what to expect. But I was very fortunate to have been put in touch with Ryan. He is calm, knowledgable, and kind. Ryan took great care in explaining my situation and eased my concerns. He even went the extra mile and spent more time with me while refusing to be paid extra for it! He is truly a good guy and I recommend him whole-heartedly.
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Posted by Phil | May 4, 2015
Phenomenal Attorney
Ryan took on my case and did a wonderful job. I had two outstanding issues with vehicle registration, and he worked to get me a very favorable outcome. I did not have to appear in court either time, and he really took care of everything. I highly recommend him.
Posted by JIM | December 31, 2014
SAFE FROM CRAZY RENTER
I found myself being accused of of some wild & serious accusations from a previous renter. I contacted Ryan to represent me at a show cause hearing. Ryan was well prepared and had questions for the accuser that easily showed she was way off her rocker. In 15 - 20 minutes we were on our way out of the courtroom.
Posted by Ivan | December 22, 2014
very happy with Ryan Services
Ryan is a Passionate lawyer about criminal law, and help in all ways possible to resolve your case. I am very happy with the result of my case wich was dismiss I will recommend Ryan Locke to all my friends and familywith no reserve. Thanks Ryan to keep me inform all the time about my case.
Posted by Stone | August 10, 2013
Exceptional, Caring, Professional Lawyer
First of all I would like to say "Thank You Mr Locke" for taking a very stressful situation that my son and I experienced and immediately taking action into your own hands. Trying to get a lawyer to help us was a challenge in itself and you made us comfortable after our very first meeting. We were treated with respect and the fact that you listened to our story before finances ever came up speaks volumes. Mr. Locke cares for his clients and is willing to go the extra mile, and he did! If you find yourself in a situation and you need help with a defense attorney Mr. Ryan Locke is the guy to call.
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Posted by Rose | July 9, 2013
Saved my life
I appreciate his hard work by doing the paperwork, filing the necessary response needed, and being prepared.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
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VERY DISAPPOINTED
I presented Ryan Locke with a slam dunk case, which he agreed. A renter client damaged my property & cancelled rent payment money order from the USPS which I had the proof. Ryan promised to have a USPS person to testify & then changed to have a legal affidavit. He did neither & we lost the momentum of easily proving her untruthfulness. Since Ryanclearly said he had been in contact with USPS this omission was a major case killer. He told me he was well aware the client chronically made outrageous misstatements from a in office deposition she had made to him. Yet in court sat passively, & did nothing to keep the client on subject & allowed her to make all kinds of wandering off subject statements. I had presented Ryan many color photos digital files of the extensive damages , including abandoning 14 cats, which she even agreed she did. The oder of these cats was overpowering. He made grainy black & white copies that were effectively useless as evidence. He did not present the damage repair receipts. He was very reluctant to return my phone calls over the course of the case prep. The case was dismissed for all the above failures to execute a proper case presentation
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Locke Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Georgia
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Richmond
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Six-Figure Judgment against Landlord
  • Six-figure judgment
  • Domestic Violence Battery in Fulton County Magistrate Court
  • Charges dismissed after pretrial diversion program.
  • See more examples on my website
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • The Order of Barristers
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2010
  • Pupil
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • Resetting the Doomsday Clock: Is it Constitutional for Laches to Bar a Copyright Infringement Claim within the Statute of Limitations?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2016
  • Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2015
  • Sutherland Scholars
  • Legal Career Panel
  • 2014
  • Supreme Court Friday
  • Loving v. Virginia
  • 2014
  • Sunday School
  • Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal History
  • 2014
  • Panel Discussion
  • Grand Juries, Police Misconduct, and Ferguson
  • 2014
  • Sutherland Scholars
  • A Legal Career
  • 2013
  • 100 Club
  • Effect of Criminal Charges on Immigration Status
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Ryan is conscientious and always concerned about what is best for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an accomplished attorney with the skills necessary to achieve his clients objectives. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to Ryan."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Earlier this year, I found myself with a civil judgment against an debt collector in Atlanta. Long story short, I ended up hiring Ryan to enforce the judgment since I was not admitted in Georgia. Fast forward a few months later and the judgment is paid-in-full thanks to Ryan's efforts. Needless to say, I endorse Ryan without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is passionate about criminal law and seeks the absolute best possible outcomes for his clients. His practical knowledge surrounding criminal law is amazing. He is an outstanding person with an organized and ethical approach to solving cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan Locke is an excellent defense attorney. He is extremely hard working and always manages to find creative solutions to his client's problems. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is a fantastic attorney. I've personally worked on several cases with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an intelligent attorney and passionate advocate for his clients. Great guy and great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a very good attorney. He is fearless in court and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ryan for criminal defense. He is an intelligent, hard-working, and compassionate attorney. I've followed his legal career closely, and know he has achieved some very favorable outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney, who is committed and passionate about criminal defense. He is an excellent advocate for his clients, be it in negotiations or the courtroom. Whenever I have a question involving criminal justice, I call Ryan."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan Locke is your go-to man. He is extremely intelligent, responsive, and graciously takes on the responsibility to protect his clients. He has victoriously plowed through difficult cases and seemingly impossible circumstances. Most importantly, he is a good person. I full-heartedly endorse Ryan Locke."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan Locke is a hard-working, intelligent, and passionate attorney. I have worked on cases with Ryan and he is an exceptional advocate. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan is a fantastic lawyer who is passionate about the law and known for smart and aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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