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Ryan Travis Ramsayer

DUI and DWI Attorney at Birmingham, MI

4.9   60 reviews

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I work primarily at defending those accused of drinking and driving and license restoration.

    13 years, 600 cases

  2. Gun Law
    25%
    I am a 2A supporter and former Marine Infantryman, who defends firearm rights and the right of self-defense.

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    As a criminal defense attorney, I have represented clients accused of a variety of crimes.

    13 years, 200 cases

  4. White collar crime
    10%

Originally from Northern Minnesota, I have always committed myself to defending the rights of all Americans.  This began with joining United States Marine Corps Infantry and fighting in Afghanistan. Upon my return home, I began to put my experience to good use as I trained for a new battlefield, the courtroom.

 

After attending my hometown college, Bemidji State University, I came to Michigan to attend law school at Michigan State University College of Law. While at MSU Law, I was fortunate to participate in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.  The two-year program trained me in the specific skills required for successful trial advocacy.  During that period, I also gained experience by clerking at several firms.  I used those opportunities to study various areas of the legal profession, honing my research and written advocacy skills.

 

Since my acceptance to the Michigan Bar Association in 2009, I have been defending the accused as a member of the Barone Defense Firm.  In my time with the BDF, I have represented hundreds of clients, filed countless motions, conducted extensive trials, and won impressive victories.  I have fought diligently to represent the best interests of my clients both in and out of court.  It is my goal to provide to my clients the type of representation I would want if placed in their shoes.  It is a point of pride to not only be knowledgeable, but available.  It does not do my clients any good if I know and understand what is going on and they do not.  

 

With the BDF, I also handle the driver's license restorations for the firm.  I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of clients safely return to the road.  With my representation, many who had been denied on multiple attempts have finally cleared their last hurdle and those making a first attempt have been spared precious years without driving.

 

No matter the accusation, I am here to fight for you.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Ryan

Barone Defense Firm
280 N. Old Woodward Ave.
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI, 48390

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by Christopher | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful
Cannot say enough incredible things about Mr Ryan Ramsayer. I had a legal issue dating back to my time living in the State of Michigan, and given i had moved out of state I did not thing I would able to get my license reinstated. Over the course of a few months he walked me through all the necessary/proper steps on what i needed to do to get it back. I am forever grateful for his time and effort. Would highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
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Raving Fan
After being arrested facing (2) Felonies, I called attorney Ryan Travis Ramsayer. Ryan is friendly, knowledgeable and an incredibly skilled negotiator. His communication and interpersonal skills were on full display corresponding back n forth with the local Prosecuting Attorney. His presence in the courtroom was of confidence, professional and respectfully assertive. Outcome - No felonies and no probation! I highly & adamantly recommend attorney Ryan Ramsayer, he’s one of the best Criminal Defense Lawyers on the planet!
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Posted by Kellen | July 30, 2022
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Not Guilty Verdict
I had the honor to hire Ryan Ramsayer as my DUI (OWI) attorney. I contacted Ryan right after a warrant was issued for my arrest following 3 months after the incident in which I was accused of my DUI. Ryan immediately began working and got me a court date via zoom (due to COVID-19). Warrant was removed, I attended my court date and receive pre-trial date. After a series of pre-trial court dates, the data master (breathalyzer machine results) was suppressed due to falsification of the machine being certified and the police department knowing this while continuing to use the machine. This was a direct result of Ryan doing his job at the level of excellence. During trial Ryan stated the facts and emphasized the fact that a field sobriety test was not done correctly, in which during cross examination the arresting officer admitted to not doing the test to standard. The jury found me not guilty based on the facts and the closing argument which summed up the facts along with the totality of circumstances. Beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecution attempted to convict me on inaccurate tests in which Ryan was not going to let happen. Throughout the whole process, Ryan maintained contact and answered my call 100% of the time. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or better result.
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Posted by Bill | July 11, 2022
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The best attorney and law firm in Michigan
Words cannot describe the way I feel about Ryan Ramsayer and the, firm. Ryan has provided me with the best outcome imaginable. Taking on my 6th DUI charge, Ryan and the firm was able to keep me out of jail and prison. I was given 2 years of drug court and probation. Usually someone fighting a 6th DUI charge will see a prison sentence. Ryan did an outstanding job with the all the court proceedings. I would highly recommend, Ryan and his firm for any legal matters. A job well done! Thank you so much for your service.
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Posted by Sulay | July 8, 2022
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YOU CAN TRUST!
Mr.Ramsayer worked on my case which was very important to me. He was very specific on the subject and clarified my doubts and questions. Not only Mr. Ryan Ramsayer represent in my case, but he also help me prepare to have a good presentation in front of the judge. He helped me in the sense with collecting the papers necessary, to be prepared at the time of the court day. He told me to be focus on the most important points at the time went I had to speak to the judge. I felt very well guided at all times. I am super grateful because it was very important for me to resolve and close a mistake from the past to continue my career.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
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Michigan DUI expunged!
Mr. Ramsayer and his firm guided me through the entire OWI expungement process in Michigan. He gave clear instructions as to what evidence I needed to gather and what to expect during the hearing. I was able to get my OWI expunged successfully in the first court hearing without any need for extra evidence or opposition from the prosecuting attorney’s office.
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Posted by Laura | May 18, 2022
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Best of the Best
I am so grateful that I hired Mr. Ramsayer as my lawyer to get my DL back form a second DUI. I was fighting for 8 years on my own and always got denied. I trusted Mr. Ramsayer and followed what he said to do and finally I got my DL back. He is the BEST! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. You are gratefully appreciated!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2022
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Great lawyer
Ryan did amazing job explaining my situation and my options. Always showed up on time and was readily available whenever I needed to contact him. Great guy and great lawyer.
Posted by Steve | December 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very thorough, competent, helpful
Ryan has been very helpful providing logical understandable self-defense answers to my US Law Shield questions. I highly recommend him. Steve F.
Posted by Pastor Paul | December 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and the man you want in your corner
I was attacked this summer by two men while on my quad in an attempted theft of my quad and was assaulted and and taken by ambulance to the hospital but my life was saved involving my gun. I was treated like the criminal by my local police department. My wife made a call at the scene and within four minutes Ryan was on the phone handling my case and giving us advice before they even took me away to the hospital. He continually checked on me and kept me up to date on my case from start to finish. He aggressively pursued the law enforcement and prosecutor until the truth prevailed and the entire case was thrown out. Ryan informed me every step of the way of where we were with the case, what was developing and what he would be doing next on my behalf. He is a hard worker and is more than a 9-5 Monday through Friday attorney. He was available 24-7 and would take my calls on his personal cell phone anytime I was concerned or had a question. He was very good at keeping this old pastor calm and at peace. Ryan is the guy I always want in my corner and is truly an amazing and highly skilled professional attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
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Competent and caring
Through the years legal troubles I've had a few attorneys and gotten advice from more. Ryan stands apart in answering questions with what I really need to know, as well the details of why when my curious mind sometimes needs more info! Ryan in knowledgeable on every aspect I could imagine when going through this process. Ryan doesn't force opinions and works with the facts of entire situation to reach solutions. Ryan cared and listened enough to personalize his guidance in preparing my evidence and personal statements. Nearly every time I called Ryan answered or returned my call quickly. I could not have be as prepared without this attorney and recommend to any one ready to successfully keep moving on with their life! Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2021
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thoroughly recommend
Ryan Ramsayer is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney! He possesses a thorough grasp of defense strategies, understanding of criminal court procedures, strong communication skills and intelligence. Ryan's extensive scientific knowledge about state laboratory testing, enabled him to successfully mitigate our son's misdemeanor DUI charge down to a civil driving infraction and MIP. From the moment we hired Ryan, he listened to our concerns, diligently built his legal case and successfully communicated and negotiated our son's case to this very favorable conclusion. Throughout the ten-month legal process, Ryan was always readily available to answer all of our questions and concerns. We are convinced that this positive outcome was achieved because of Ryan's expertise and his passion to help us. With our extreme satisfaction and utmost gratitude, we thoroughly recommend hiring Ryan Ramsayer as legal counsel for any DUI criminal charge in Michigan.
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Posted by Tyler | August 4, 2021
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Best lawyer
Ryan is very kind and to the point. Whenever I had questions even the dumb ones he was very quick to respond. We won because of his amazing guidance. Thank you Ryan, from: Tyler Blain
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
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DUI
Ryan did an excellent job representing me. Although I hired him over a decade ago, he continued to show me support and his patience with me was impressive and appreciated. He walked me through the entire process of getting my license restored and we were successful. Thanks Ryan.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
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DUI Fully re-instated license
Ryan is an excellent lawyer. I appreciate that he was very detailed throughout the entire process. He was knowledgeable and also provided a precise timeline of what to expect in the following weeks coming before and on the date of the trial. Ryan is very kind, patient and his service is impeccable. I had the opportunity to choose a lawyer much lower in retainer fees. I don't regret the choice I made. Honestly, I did not expect to receive a full clearance. Thank you Ryan!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2020
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DUI
This past fall I was pulled over for a DUI. This was an awful experience and something I never want to go through again. After spending a night in jail and posting bail the following morning, I started to look online for a lawyer. As a current member of the USMC I needed someone who could explain my situation, the impact this will have on my career, and most importantly someone who will make my case a priority. I came across Ryan Ramsayer while google searching “Best DUI lawyer in the state of Michigan”. After one phone call with Ryan and learning he himself is a veteran of the USMC, I felt much better about my situation. Through the entire process Ryan treated me and my case with the upmost professionalism, attention, and respect. He is very modest in his abilities as a lawyer and gives marines a good name. He is without a doubt an extremely determined and focused professional in his field and his results are evidence of that. Ryan was able to negotiate down my DUI charge to two civil infractions. He turned a situation that could have ruined my entire professional career and personal life into two traffic tickets worth a couple hundred bucks in fines. When I got the news, I was amazed with what Ryan was able to do for me and couldn’t have been more pleased. As great of a guy as Ryan is, I hope to find myself never needing his services again. But I would highly recommend Ryan Ramsayer to anyone who has found themselves in a DUI situation. He talks like lawyer and fights like a marine, everything you want in your legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2020
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Puts forth the effort
I was charged with OWI in December 2019. I hired Ryan and the Barone Defense Firm after interviewing a different law firm because I felt Ryan and the way he described how he would handle my defense better fit my personality. Ryan was very thorough explaining the legal process and let me know exactly what I could expect. Ryan took the time to do quite a bit of research and request several documents that aided in my defense. After negotiations with the prosecutor that spanned six months, I am very happy with the result. Many attorneys may have simply suggested I plead to a lesser charge and collected their fee, but Ryan went above and beyond to come up with evidence and ideas that ultimately led to the result that was very beneficial to me. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking for expert legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
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Full On Integrity and Attention
Ryan exhibited such a high degree of attention and expertise in handling our case. I am certain he would approach all his clients the same as he did myself, with respect. His responsiveness was unparalleled.
Posted by Craig | September 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Ryan and the Barone team where very quick to respond to us in our time of need!! They were very empathetic and concerned for our son and explained everything that we needed to be doing very clearly to us. Calls to them were either answered right away or responded to very shortly. After meeting with Ryan in person we had a sense that he was very experienced and confident. We highly recommend him!
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Posted by Kristina | July 31, 2020
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My lifesaver
I hired Ryan to defend me in my extremely unusual gun charge case. Ryan took the time to explain to me his strategies on the possible outcomes and how he would go about defending me. He would keep me calm and give words of encouragement that he knew what he was doing. I personally am very happy that I found him and retained him as my lawyer. The past 3 months of this case was the worst time of my life and having him on my side was the biggest relief during this experience. He gave me the best outcome by working hard and showing consistant dedication with the utmost professionalism. I would recommend Ryan to anyone that needed to have counsel and representation in any civil or criminal defense case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Barone Defense Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Teaching Assistant to Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Corporal
  • United State Marine Corps
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Bemidji State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Hung Jury then Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty
  • Reckless on the Day of Trial
  • Plea to Reckless, with no jail
  • 2nd Offense to Reckless
  • Plea to Reckless, with no jail

Associations

  • Michigan Asscoation of Operating While Intoxicated Attorneys (MIAOWIA)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • dbusiness
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Completion of Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • Platt and Associates- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and Int'l Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • 2012
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Publications

  • SADO Crminal Defense News Letter
  • DUI Defense: When It Comes to Michigan's Drunk Driving Laws, Everything Old is New Again
  • 2015
  • SADO Crminal Defense News Letter
  • DUI Defense: Recent Amendments to Michigan OWI Law Pave Way for More Drugged Driving Arrests
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • ABC's of OWI Expungement
  • OWI Expungement
  • 2022
  • The Art of Self-Defense hosted by Williams Gun Sight
  • Firearms Law
  • 2021
  • H3 Sunday Substance Group
  • License Restoration in Michigan
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Ryan
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan has demonstrated an attention to detail that has benefited not only his own clients but other clients at the Barone Defense Firm. Ryan is a quick-witted trial attorney who thinks on his feet, which is just what you need in the heat of a jury trial. Ryan has a wonderful sense of humor that can be just what a client needs when facing an overwhelming OWI charge or overcoming the obstacles to restore a driver's license. All of this is evidenced by the amazing client reviews that he regularly receives. I enthusiastically endorse Ryan Ramsayer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan Ramsayer possesses all the skills that you want in an attorney to help you win your life back. Intelligent, dedicated, hard-working, brave, and caring. He has estabished himself as one of the top dui/owi attorneys in our state. I fully endorse Ryan Ramsayer"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan is one of the foremost experts in the area of criminal defense and especially DUI and DWI defense in Michigan. Whenever I am confronted with a case presenting complicating issues, Ryan is a tremendous source of knowledge to successfully present the best defense available to my clients. I thoroughly endorse Ryan as a knowledgeable, hard working and prepared attorney who ensures his clients' rights are protected!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan is an excellent litigator and trial attorney with a rock-solid understanding of the law. He is also one of the top driver license restoration lawyers in Michigan. Ryan continues to distinguish himself among his peers and persistently obtains outstanding results for his Barone Defense Firm clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ryan for the past three years and I know him to be a highly competent, professional, and compassionate attorney. He cares deeply for his clients and does everything in his power to insure that they have an opportunity to rebuild their lives after the problems engendered by an OWI arrest. He makes a concerted effort to keep abreast of the latest developments in the law governing what is often call drunk driving. He is always prepared to offer his clients the best and most up to date evaluation of the law applicable to their case. He is prepared to go to great lengths to insure that his clients receive the best possible advice and counsel. In short I would recommend Ryan to any member of my family or my closest friends should they ever find themselves faced with an alcohol relate driving charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ramsayer's knowledge of the subject matter and genuine concern for his clients are excellent examples of a truly qualified advocate. His familiarity with all the courts and their personnel is an asset to every client. I would highly recommend him for any OWI or DAAD case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan has impressed me with his well refined courtroom skills and substantive knowledge of relevant case law in the area of DUI defense. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is clearly deserving of the respect he has earned from his fellow practitioners and those judges before whom he routinely appears. I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Ramsayer. He is an outstanding attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are plenty of lawyers out there that talk a big game, but there are very few who can deliver. I've known Ryan for a long time and he delivers for his clients every time. Ryan is not afraid to take a tough drunk driving case to trial against the meanest, nastiest Oakland County judges. I've seen Ryan go toe to toe against the worst of the worst and come out victorious. Ryan is one of a handful of attorneys that I would actually trust to handle a case for my own family, so if you are thinking about having Ryan represent you, take it from me, it's a good idea!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ramsayer is the consummate advocate for his clients. I have witnessed first-hand how much effort he puts into preparing his cases and trying to get good results for his clients. But it's more than just winning with him, he genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients; and that, to me, is priceless."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ramsayer brings to the courtroom an ability and willingness to fight that few criminal defense attorneys can match. Additionally, I have personally witnessed the great care he takes to ensure his clients are well informed and confident in every step of the process. Mr. Ramsayer is truly one of the best."
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