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Ryan Anthony Maesen

Criminal defense Attorney at Wyoming, MI

4.3   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2006
    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.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Represent people accused of committing crimes at the State and Federal level.

    18 years, 200 cases

  2. Real estate
    20%
    Landlord Tenant, Land Contract, Buying and Selling a home.

    18 years, 300 cases

  3. Other
    10%

 

   I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and still live on the Westside. I have a wonderful wife and an amazing little boy. I focus my practice on real estate matters and some criminal defense. I enjoy assisting clients through some of the most stressful times of their life. I am proud to say that most of the work comes through referrals and repeat clients.

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Location

Ryan Maesen PLC
2675 44th St. SW.
Suite. 208
Wyoming, MI, 49519

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Voice of reason in the chaos
When subpoenaed as a witness for the prosecution in a criminal trial, through no fault of my own, I ended up in a bad situation. When I went for my witness prep meeting, I was literally attacked and by their threats, I was led to believe that if I didn’t say what they wanted me to say when I testified, regardless of what the truth actually was, they would charge me with perjury, along with a list of criminal charged. They claimed they had proof I was lying to them, although I was shown NOTHING, not even my own previous statements made when the police spoke with me with body cams recording in the course of their investigation. So proof of what, I had no idea! And to top it off, apparently to keep me isolated, I was told I could tell NO ONE about this meeting, especially NOT my husband or family! Now I’m 72 years old and never had to consider hiring a lawyer before in my life. In fact, I’ve never even gotten a traffic ticket! I was so stressed over how they had treated me, and what they had threatened me with, that I couldn’t eat or sleep for two days. (I kind of figured they had lied to me, but not being a LEO or a lawyer, I wasn’t sure, so I wasn’t taking any chances.) Since I had NO intention of lying for them, and with the threat of perjury, plus other I-have-no-idea things, hanging over my head, I contacted Atty Ryan Maesen. He was the voice of reason in all the chaos. Ryan was very attentive and empathetic to my problem and he knows the law well! He listened to everything and explained to me what they could and could not legally do. (Yep, they lied.) Since he did not represent either of the parties in the trail, he could not object to their questioning, but he did advised me on how to conduct myself and on how to answer the questions, but not what to say. He accompanied me to court and was right beside me while I testified as truthfully as I remembered. (It's funny how the prosecution changed their attitude towards me once they found out I hired a lawyer.) It looks like everything has turned out ok, but he said if they still wanted to press the perjury issue, there were things we could counter with. Hopefully, it’s all over and done with, and they leave me alone. I highly recommend Atty Ryan Maesen if you need any kind of help regarding a criminal case, even when you aren’t the criminal! And his costs are reasonable.
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Posted by Tina | April 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
DUI’S and 13 years without a license made me look for someone I can trust to do the job. I spoke with other attorneys and either they couldn’t help or cost was huge!!! Ryan settled my nerves and got me through speaking with the judge. Not only am I happy with the results but the fee was something I could do. I so appreciate all that you did! Thank you again and I recommend highly!!!
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Posted by David | September 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything went perfect, it was very refreshing
Ryan was fully invested in my case from the start, unlike other lawyers I met with in regard to my case. He handled everything, kept me informed, and crushed it in court. He's approachable but a shark when it matters. He's my go-to lawyer should I ever need one again.
Posted by Mae | July 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stress releaving
I had massive anxiety before I met Ryan. He was able to communicate quickly, email, phone and text. He didnt waste time but also didnt treat me stupid for asking questions. He presented arguments in a fashion which most accurately reflected the facts of the case.
Posted by Derrick | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Star Reviews Can Be Trusted, 1 Star Reviews are Garbage.
I've hired Ryan to represent me twice on criminal cases. He got me outstanding results both times. He always returned my calls and he was *Never* late for court. The fake 1 star reviews of Mr. Maesen should be ignored on here. I guarantee you he never represented those people cause I have dealt with Ryan personally.
Posted by Dana | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Helped get a PPO against me thrown out. It was based on false allegations. There was a jealous ex-girlfriend of my boyfriend making life miserable for us and put out a false PPO. Ryan got rid of it.
Posted by Rodney | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very supportive and understanding attorney
Ryan has very reasonable costs, and worked quickly. The outcome was better than I expected. I would highly recommend him to help you with your case.
Posted by John | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me a lot of frustration
Ryan Maesen represented me in some matters before the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had been frustrated with the way I was being treated and after hiring Mr. Maesen things changed dramatically. Eventually the City was forced to dismiss the case against me. Ryan was very professional and fought hard for me. Unfortunately we were not able to get to the truth as they (the City of Grand Rapids) ducked out after they knew I had retained Ryan Maesen to represent me, but thankfully the hassles went away quickly. Ryan Maesen is a well respected attorney and experienced in criminal law. I understand he also has an MBA, which may be useful in resolving business matters, but I did not retain his services for such matters at this time.
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Posted by Jaye | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Comforting
I was looking at a felony and at least four misdemeanors and didn't know what I was gonna do. The anxiety was excruciating but Ryan assured me that I wasn't alone during that stressful time and I believed him-which for me is a rarity-I felt informed and that he was sincerely invested in my case. I high recommend Ryan for all your defense needs. I hope I never use him again but if I find myself in need of an attorney you can bet Ryan is who I'll be calling. Thumbs high Ryan!!!
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Posted by Paul | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You definitely want Ryan on your side.
I've worked with Ryan on two separate occasions and gotten great advice from him several times. I went through a particularly ugly divorce from an ex-spouse that ruthlessly wanted to take everything she could from me. Ryan knew the law and kept her and her attorney in check at every turn. We were able to settle with a much better solution than I expected. Ryan also took care of a land issue that my family had been fighting with a Northern Michigan county over for several years. Ryan got the county to fix the problem and I didn't have to lift a finger. Ryan also offered invaluable consultation that has saved me a fortune that a contractor was trying to scam me out of. Ryan is straight forward and knows his stuff. I would recommend Ryan to anyone who wants the best possible outcome that they can have.
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Posted by Kelly | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second to None!!
I was living in Indiana at the time, and I got in some legal trouble just over the state line in a small town called New Buffalo, Michigan. Not only was I new to Michigan, but I had just recently moved to the midwest and didn't know anyone besides my immediate family. I needed a criminal attorney and I needed one fast. I only had two weeks until my first court appearance when I started my search. Mr. Maesen's name was one of several that came up on my search and I promptly called. I left messages with 5 attorneys, and Mr. Maesen was the first to call me back almost immediately after I had left a message. He informed me that he was located about 2-3hr drive away from the courthouse I was scheduled to appear in. Mr. Maesen also informed me that he had a previous scheduled court date the same date as mine. With his great interpersonal skills and confidence in my case, I without hesitation; still chose Mr. Maesen to represent me. He informed me he would be sending a colleague of his to come and represent me on my first court appearance and more then reassured me everything would be okay and I would be safe. Being Jaded that I was and also feeling very mistreated by the justice system in Michigan, his colleague showed up and helped comfort me and we received another court date scheduled for two weeks later. Mr. Maesen was always available by phone or text anytime I needed to discuss my case before our next scheduled date. The prosecutor offered me a misdemeanor and Mr. Maesen and I firmly believed I didn't commit a crime and refused to accept any offer they had. After refusal of the misdemeanor the prosecutor informed us they were charging me w a felony and Mr. Maesen and I decided if they were moving forward and would charge me with a felony. This would mean Mr. Maesen and I would have to go to trial to fight this charge. I had never been convicted of anything in my entire life and I was pretty scared in all honesty. All along Mr. Maesen was confident and very reassuring to me during this stressful time of my life. 4-5 days after we refused to accept the misdemeanor charges, Mr. Maesen called and informed me that ALL CHARGES were dropped. I had done my research and found out that Mr. Maesen was a great trial attorney w a very high success rate. In all honesty I was nervous to go to a trial for my first time, but all of these nerves quickly came to rest when my attorney got ALL CHARGES dropped. I would recommend Ryan Maesen to anyone in the entire state of Michigan who needs a great attorney. He went above and beyond and I couldnt have asked for a better result from a better attorney.
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Posted by Sharon | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ryan is a knowledgeable, professional general law practice attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney, particularly for real estate matters and criminal defense. You will receive excellent representation.
Posted by richard | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results Matter
Was facing a 25 to life CSC case. We tried it and we won. He has great trial skills and did a knockout job cross-examining my accuser. She looks dishonest, wouldn't stop trying and had to be removed from the courtroom multiple times to collect myself; but he showed no mercy. Not guilty!!!
Posted by amber | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family/Real Estate
I have been a client of Mr. Maesen now for a few months. I began using him for a land contract issue and then I had some family law issues. Mr. Maesen has been patient and kind in my failure to keep good records. Im impressed by his knowledge in more then one area of the law. He was able to come into the family law case way after the divorce and help wrap things up for my family. I cant say enough good about him just as a person. Mr. Maesen has been honest to me whether I appreciated it or not. He has always included me in every decision that has been made.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Ryan really helped me throughout my whole legal situation. He really took the time to consult with me and consider all of our options. I felt at ease with Ryan on my side. He kept me very well informed and I really felt he was an asset in my case.
Posted by Melanie | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Ryan was an extremely personable and professional lawyer. He helped to walk me through the legal process and explain everything very thoroughly. I never felt in any way intimidated and he really took the time to find the best outcome for me. Ryan is very invested and good at what he does. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2013
Great results
He helped me get my house out of land contract. The guy in it wasn't paying for it. He took care of everything.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lower price equals lower service or worse
I hired Ryan recently for a very serious case. The representation was at best poor. I am not sure how the reviews for Ryan are to be believed. Inworked with Ryan over a year and in that time he produced little to no value. He was paid and he produced results any law school junior could of produced. I found he was not in any case forth coming with any information. I had to inquire often and beg for details. Ryan should of been forth coming, he rarely ever reached out to le, I had to initiate almost ever form of communication. He showed up late to court on a regular basis. Never in time to speak before hand and rarely spoke at length afterward. I do understand that Ryan works for a lower price, but his effort is mimimal, even less than what he is paid. My overall suggestion, use with caution. Be prepared to be let down.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a joke, DO NOT Retain!
Once hired, communication was minimal. Options were never provided, case was never fully reviewed, and he failed to show up in any sort of timely manner to any hearing making us look like fools. Dishonest, disrespectful, and not on your side, period!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No, no, no, stay clear of this guy
We hired Ryan for an issue with our juvenile son for some non-violent offenses. Ryan showed up late for court, without apologizing to the judge or prosecutor. When conferencing with our son, through the windows in the door, we were able to discern he was disinterested, and texting God knows who, and not listening to our son (his client) at all. When our son asked Ryan about his questionable representation, Ryan left my husband and I an UNHINGED voice mail, which I still have BTW. I wish I could upload. You can do better, stay clear of this guy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-240 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managering Member
  • Ryan Maesen PLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Grand Valley State University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2007
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Drug Case for six time convicted murderer
  • 30 months prison with some time served
  • Craigslist Robber
  • Plea Deal
  • Funeral Home Dropped Casket
  • $80,000 settlement

Associations

  • LifePoint Associates
  • N/A
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Finance Committee
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Attorney of the Year
  • LifePoint Associates
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Full Merit Scholarship
  • Michigan State University
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tips and Tools on Running a Law practice
  • Law Practice
  • 2019
  • Mow and Blow Lawncare seminar
  • Staying out of trouble with the law
  • 2017
  • An evening with professionals
  • Criminal Justice and the Community
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
Endorse Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan since he first started practicing law. He is an attorney who fights for his clients' rights and does so in an honest and forthright manner. He is compassionate and understanding, and will go the extra mile for his clients. I am happy to endorse him and would recommend him to anyone seeking criminal defense, divorce, family matters, or real estate matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is very knowledgeable; his ability to come up with novel and interesting ways of attacking legal problems is second to none. I highly endorse Ryan, and am comfortable enough referring my own clients to him as I am handling the matter on my own."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A skilled lawyer who isn't afraid to take on local prosecutors. When you want a lawyer who isn't afraid to win, look to Ryan. Ryan fights!"
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Wyoming Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Anthony Maesen
Ryan Anthony Maesen
Criminal defense Attorney
Wyoming, MI
Licensed for 17 years