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Ryan Evan Hill

Criminal defense Attorney at Detroit, MI

4.7   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    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.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Specializing in 36th District Court traffic and Misdemeanor defense work. We spend 80% of our time in Downtown Detroit. Also

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Motor Vehicle. Assault and Battery Victims, slip and falls. Wrongful Death

    1,000 cases

  3. Business
    10%
    Corporate formations, operating agreements, licensing, zoning etc

    19 years, 500 cases

  4. Construction and development
    10%
    Construction Litigation, Liens, Quiet Title actions.

Ryan E. Hill graduated cum laude from Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan

Ryan is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and Eastern Federal District. Ryan is former house counsel for D&T Construction based in Shelby Township.

In the civil realm, Ryan has excelled at construction law litigation, contract disputes and real property issues. In the Criminal realm, Ryan focuses his practice on Misdemeanor representation at the 36th District Court, located in the City of Detroit. If you have been to 36th District Court lately, chances are you have seen him running the halls.

Ryan Graduated with Dean's List honors from Francis Marion University, located in Florence South Carolina where he played collegiate golf.  From there he studied and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School Cum Laude, earning his Juris Doctor.  Before starting his career Ryan interned for Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Location

CAN-AM Legal Services
407 E Fort St Ste 103
Detroit, MI, 48226

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Sam | March 10, 2022
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Ryan hill
He is a fantastic attorney. Very professional and fair. He will not waste your money if he sees what the reality of your case is he will be honest.
Posted by Anton | March 9, 2020
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Excellent service
I reached out to Ryan after a pretty routine traffic stop in Detroit resulted in three tickets. I was surprised to say the least and relied on Ryan for his expertise. As promised, Ryan was able to resolve the citations and lift the burden off my shoulders. Throughout the process, he was incredibly responsive and reassuring. I can’t recommend him enough.
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Posted by Cougar | January 21, 2020
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Excellent and Extremely Professional
I contacted Ryan’s firm after getting into a predicament with my license. Ryan went above and beyond to put together one heck of a case and was able to get three of the four charges dropped, one greatly reduced and in only going to be without my license for a short time. Aside from being an excellent lawyer, he seems like a very genuine person. I will definitely be using Ryan if need be in the future.
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Posted by T. Embry | March 25, 2019
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Very pleased client.
Ryan assisted me with keeping my home out of foreclosure. He insisted that my lender revised my mortgage payments due to insurance fraud. He's honest and fair. I highly recommend him for any legal consultation in the Metro Detroit Region.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2019
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First Timer’s Dream Team
Ryan Hill was recommended to me when I found myself terrified and confused after being served papers concerning a bad business venture. His office is gorgeous, but what really impressed me is the action inside. Everyone is hard at work. There is an air of formality, yet, you never feel uncomfortable. I noticed that updates on clients are being shared continuously, which was calming to me, knowing that it was probably happening every time I reached out to them as well. He pushes you to reach further with each visit to ensure that he is prepared to tackle any surprises that might pop up. He gives you just enough information on the process to settle your spirit and know that he has everything under control. He brings in other members of the team to bounce ideas and have a second set of eyes, which is refreshing to me. He is confident and strong, yet just human and funny enough to make him approachable. This is the first major case that I’ve been involved in, and a verdict hasn’t been reached... but I KNOW that I’m with the best person the help me through it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
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Legal Service Above And Beyond
I faced criminal charges for trespassing but there was much more to it then that. He followed through on the initial case, and related cases, that followed from the way I was treated by the arresting officer and a based judge. I was a police brutality victim who was convicted of trespassing in the 36th District Court in spite of the fact that I wasn't breaking any law, and I was at my place of employment in an area that was open to the general public. The law didn't even match the circumstances or my alleged behavior. We were even able to show that the prosecution's primary witness perjured herself. The arguments he made at the bench trial were flawless and backed by evidence and case law. My conviction was only possible because we ended up with a judge who was not interested in the letter of the law, facts or logic. He appealed the guilty verdict to circuit court and left no stone unturned. The judge appeared to understand the arguments, but then took several months longer than she had first indicated before finally responding with a ruling. The denial failed to address any of Ryan's arguments while only regurgitating statements by the prosecution. I believe she would have overturned the verdict if she gave the ruling with Ryan's oral arguments fresh on her mind, or if she had read over the appeal thoroughly. One unexpected consequence of the flawed verdicts was that Crime Victims Services asked me to refund money paid to me as a result of the assault by the officer on me. Ryan successfully argued that the guilty verdict against me, did not absolve the assaulting officer of responsibility and I was able to keep the money. He also moved forward with a civil case that was resolved in my favor, even though the criminal conviction made this effort more challenging. Once he takes on a case he follows it through to the finish. In addition to the aforementioned sequence of cases, he and members of his firm have gotten traffic tickets against me dismissed.
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Posted by SAM | November 16, 2018
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FIGHTER
We have been dealing with Ryan for over 10 years and all I can say is that he's a phenomenal lawyer! He has helped us with everything we could've asked for and more. Thank you for everything you've done for us Ryan!
Posted by Harry | November 14, 2018
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The best Lawyer I have ever had represent me!!
Ryan gets things done and doesn’t waste time. Very effective and gets GREAT results. His confidence in himself and getting positive results are priceless!!
Posted by Nicole | November 14, 2018
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Mindful Attorney
He is an attorney that is mindful of both sides while also working for the benefit of his client. He also has a wide range of knowledge in law and utilizes every branch to have a favorable outcome. Lastly but more importantly I know this may sound cliche' but he actually cared about me. You have many lawyers that care about money more than anything but at the end of the day he worked with me and for me.. For that I can do nothing but respect him and thank him. Thank you Ryan.
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Posted by John | November 13, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney. Held the course through choppy waters - would highly recommend to others.
I have been a client of Ryan Hill and his Associate Coleman Potts since 2015. I was originally introduced to Ryan by another Attorney who assessed that my particular legal matter was beyond the scope and ability of his firm, and recommended that Ryan take over the case. Ryan and his legal team have worked hard on a number of real estate related matters for me. One notable case was somewhat controversial and we were bullied by baseless litigation in the hope that I would acquiesce and abandon the property. Ryan stayed the course, and we ultimately prevailed. As evidenced by social media and other postings, years after events, the other side still cries over their defeat. The irony is that they started the fight and lost. I have only have accolades for both Ryan Hill and Colemon Potts. They are true professionals.
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Posted by Al | November 13, 2018
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Great Attorney
I hired Ryan for my very first lawsuit and it had many moving parts and it was a complicated case. Ryan was diligent and knowledgeable and represented me as if we were family. I would recommend Ryan to anyone who wants an attorney who goes the extra mile.
Posted by Lawrence | November 13, 2018
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100%
Did everything he said he was going to do and then Some I have used Ryan several times and will continue to do so if needed would recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Ryan’s office is a one stop shop, whatever issue I have with my personal or business he is always ready and instantly handling it for me. If he can’t he willget you to someone who will. Does More then a lot of lawyers will do and gets good results. amazing law firm. Amazing guy, always happy with him on my side
Posted by Rachel - Dhal Real Estate | February 2, 2018
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Outstanding Legal Services
Ryan Hill was highly recommended to our company by two different people. We are so happy we chose to hire him for our legal needs. When he's says trust in me....he means it and it's true!! We not only use him as our company Attorney but for any other personal legal issues we may have. Ryan and his legal team are the best.
Posted by Barbara | December 5, 2017
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Honest, Smart and good hearted
I’ve never written a review before today. So, believe me when I tell you that Mr. Hill takes his clients seriously and gets the job done. When no other law form would take my case. Mr. Hill told me don’t worry I got you and I will get you what you deserve. And he did exactly what he said. I recommend him to anybody family or friends. I will never forget what he done for me. I’m happy for the hard work he did to win my case.
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Posted by Arendi | August 24, 2017
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Ryan Hill is the Best
I met Ryan Hill in court about four years ago, at the time I was in need of representation like the next day and I had no idea how to retain an attorney in such short time... I stepped out on faith that if I asked him, he would be able to help me. I'm so glad that I stopped and asked him to represent my case, Attorney Ryan Hill helped me and has been helping my business and family in a huge way.. I will forever be a client of Ryan Hills law office.
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Posted by Angela | August 23, 2017
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Wonderful Lawyer!
My company hired Ryan for a few different legal matters, and he has been great! Very knowledgeable and determined. Ryan has always been available for any questions we have had as well, and was thorough in his answers to us. Would definitely recommend Ryan, and use his legal services if needed in the future!
Posted by Nadia | August 23, 2017
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Very well trusted attorney
Mr. Hill helped me in too many aspects , he is well trusted , considerate and very serious in his work, I follow his instruction and advises with no doubts in my mind, I truly recommend using his services.
Posted by Angela | August 23, 2017
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Approachable and personable
I have known Mr. Hill for a very long time. As one of his colleagues, I would never hesitate to refer any clients to him. He is diverse and one of the most intelligent and innovative people I have ever met. He is very knowledgeable, motivated, approachable and determined to work to his core for his clients. His reputation in the profession is second to none.
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Posted by Brian | August 23, 2017
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Ryan is the real deal - honest and smart
I've never written one of these reviews so believe me when I tell you that Ryan is for real. He took the time out of his busy day to meet me at my first job and then drive me to my second job while we went over my legal issues. This is the kind of man and lawyer Ryan is. He cares and did a great job. Many thanks!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Detroit Legal Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • D&T Construction
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Member
  • Detroit Legal Group
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Francis Marion University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gonzalez vs Bright
  • Policy Limits

Associations

  • Polish Advocates Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Blue Book Award
  • Thomas Cooley
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Ryan
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan Hill is a knowledgeable competent lawyer who goes the extra mile for his clients. I have no concerns referring people to him."
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."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ryan for five years. Ryan and I have worked on a number of cases together. Ryan knows the area of criminal defense well. He gets good results for his clients."
General practice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Detroit Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Evan Hill
Ryan Evan Hill
Criminal defense Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation