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Ryan C. Locke is a trial lawyer.  Before founding The Locke Law Firm, Ryan worked for a civil litigation firm and was an Assistant Public Defender in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.


Ryan graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2010.  There, Ryan was a member of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and published his student note in the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal ; competed with and coached the school's mock trial team; and was a pupil in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court.  He was also inducted into the Order of Barristers.  


Ryan graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric & communication studies and psychology.


Ryan grew up in Severna Park, Maryland.  He lives with his family in Atlanta.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Appeals: 20%
  4. Juvenile: 10%



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    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.


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  • Chad Edward Murray

    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.


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Contact info

Locke Law Firm, LLC

1355 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
The Order of BarristersUniversity of Georgia School of Law2010
PupilJoseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLocke Law Firm2013 - Present
AttorneyGoodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson2012 - 2013
Staff AttorneyOffice Of The Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Juvenile Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Order of BarristersMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Violence Battery in Fulton County Magistrate CourtCharges dismissed after pretrial diversion program.
Motion to Suppress successful after bad car searchAll charges dismissed.
Extensive Investigation Prevents IndictmentCase remained in juvenile court and Client received the treatment he needed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fulton County Daily ReportFighting For The Oppressed Until They're Made Whole2013
Buffalo Intellectual Property Law JournalResetting the Doomsday Clock: Is it Constitutional for Laches to Bar a Copyright Infringement Claim within the Statute of Limitations?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawRhetoric & Communication Studies, PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial TechniquesTrial Techniques2015
Sutherland ScholarsLegal Career Panel2014
Supreme Court FridayLoving v. Virginia2014
Sunday SchoolSame-Sex Marriage: A Legal History2014
Panel DiscussionGrand Juries, Police Misconduct, and Ferguson2014
Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial TechniquesTrial Techniques2014
Sutherland ScholarsA Legal Career2013
100 ClubEffect of Criminal Charges on Immigration Status2013