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Ryan Woodrow Ballard

DUI and DWI Attorney at Birmingham, MI

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2012
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

  2. DUI and DWI
    The Barone Defense Firm focuses exclusively on defending people who are facing operating while intoxicated (OWI) and related charges. Our dedication to this area of law is reflected in our training, knowledge, and proven track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients.

  3. Sex crime

  4. White collar crime

Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are charged with all types of criminal charges including drunk driving, drug crimes, criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, assault, white collar crime, and fraud. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system. He is also passionate about listening to clients' concerns and worries, and talking them through possible solutions to those issues. 

Mr. Ballard holds a political science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a judicial clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a probate advocate in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court. He was also formally trained and certified as a mediator by the Oakland County Mediation Center. 

After passing the Michigan bar exam in 2011, Mr. Ballard represented professional athletes and assisted clients with estate planning. At the Barone Defense Firm, he brings a wealth of experience as well as an excellent client-focused work ethic. In his free time, Mr. Ballard is a hockey coach with local AAA hockey organizations.


Barone Defense Firm
280 North Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI, 48009

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Barone Defense Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Shea, Aiello, and Doxsie, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2007


  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Merit, Constitutional Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan understands the subtle nuances of DUI defense in ways that few lawyers can match. He also has an uncanny ability to understand the difficulties individuals face after being charged with DUI in Michigan, and how daunting the court system can be for the uninitiated. Ryan is an excellent addition to the Barone Defense Firm team!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan's knowledge of the subject matter and genuine concern for his clients are excellent examples of a truly qualified advocate and are assets to every client. I would highly recommend him for any OWI or DAAD case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Ballard is an exceptional Attorney, not only because he will fight his hardest to get you the results you desire, but he takes a special interest in his clients. Knowing Mr. Ballard since Law School I could tell right away that his work ethic and determination would translate perfectly into the workplace. I highly recommend Mr. Ballard."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan brings an energy and commitment to vigorously defending those accused of Drunk Driving. His ability to relate on a personal level to his clients makes him a great asset to the Defense Bar."
Birmingham DUI and DWI Lawyer Ryan Woodrow Ballard
Ryan Woodrow Ballard
DUI and DWI Attorney
Birmingham, MI
Licensed for 12 years
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