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Ryan Garry

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   65 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    My current state practice ranges in cases from DWI to Murder in the First Degree

  2. White collar crime
    25%
    My current federal practice includes cases ranging from Tax Evasion to Bank Robbery to Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics

The criminal defense law firm of Ryan Garry, Attorneys at Law, LLC represents individuals dealing with accusations and serious criminal charges alleged by the state and federal government. Ryan P. Garry is included in the small group of attorneys recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist, a certification held by less than 3% of all criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota. He is also recognized by his peers as a Superlawyer, a designation afforded to the top 5% of criminal defense lawyers.

 

You might be on this website because you have a problem and you want it solved quickly and quietly. Perhaps you suspect that you are being investigated by state or federal law enforcement. How do you choose which Minneapolis criminal defense attorney to hire? The answer to that question should consider a number of factors, including the lawyer's reputation, experience, history of success, and ability to work hard and be prepared for your defense.

We are the Minneapolis criminal defense firm behind the scenes ... working together to solve your problem as efficiently as we can. Whether your problem ranges from DWI / Drug Offenses to Criminal Sexual Conduct to Murder, Expungement or major Federal White Collar Crime, we are a specialized criminal defense law firm designed to represent our clients as aggressively as possible. And you can rest assured that our criminal defense team has handled cases much like yours many times over. We have been solving problems like yours for many years, so you can be confident we have the experience and proven success to handle your issue with the utmost competency.

Word of mouth is the best advertising. Most of our cases are referred to us by former clients, other criminal attorneys, and even prosecutors who we have battled against in trial. There is a reason our opponents refer their friends and family to us when they get in a jam … because we are good at what we do and they know it. Besides being a Criminal Law Specialist, Ryan has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2009. He is also one of the few attorneys selected by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officer Association (MPPOA) to represent police and law enforcement officers during “critical incidents” while on duty. His most recent cases include homicide cases where the police officer used critical force in self-defense.

Attorney Elizabeth R. Duel is an integral part of the team and its trial work. An expert in technology with the use of a sophisticated trial program called Trial Director (a program used by the United States Attorney’s Office and Federal Defender’s Office), she litigates nearly every jury trial with Ryan, assisting in all aspects of the litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she externed for the then-chief judge of Hennepin County Criminal Court and interned with the United States Federal Defender’s Office.

 

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Location

Ryan Garry, Criminal Defense Attorneys
333 South 7th Street
#2350
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Tara | March 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Went above & beyond!
I dealt with Ryan back before he branched out onto his own, and his professionalism was unsurpassed then. My case finished after he had started his own practice, and I was nothing but impressed throughout the years of litigation we went through.
Posted by Joe | October 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for being the best
Ryan, thank you for everything you’ve done in my life. You saved me and won my case. You listened to me. Being falsely accused of a serious felony derailed my entire life. You knew I was innocent and I couldn’t have won without you. You battled with passion and heart. The first time I gave you a call, I found the relief of being in good hands. You kept in the loop during the entire process. You won the NOT GUILTY verdict. You put in so much work on my case. You treated me like your own. I am grateful. God bless you abundantly.
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Posted by Danita | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
We are so thankful for Ryan and his whole team! They were able to have my husbands case dismissed! They worked very hard behind closed doors and kepted us up to date on everything as soon as things happened! Very professional, very confident and amazing communication! Thank you so much to Ryan and his whole team!
Posted by Jaymacy | May 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service
Although I did not need a lawyer to be retained for representation, Shelley was more than obliged to assist me with my inquiry and in obtaining the information and such needed, without expecting anything in return. As long as he keeps assistants in this manner, I would recommend to utilize him; I have contacted a vast amount of lawyers to no avail, even for just simple questions as this, and gave me help without hesitation. Thank You.
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Posted by Amy | April 22, 2022
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Compassionate, Competent, and Confident...outstanding lawyer!
I hired Ryan Garry to represent my son’s, DWI case. Ryan had a remarkable ability to listen and calm our nerves (on many occasions) and was willing to spend as much time as needed on the phone, with us. Ryan was aware of our goals throughout the case journey and worked diligently to find a smart solution. We sincerely appreciated the collaborative teamwork between Ryan, Elizabeth, and Shelly. Their knowledge of the case and providing us detailed “next steps”, was unsurpassed. The communication from Ryan and the entire team throughout the process, was always responsive and purposeful. My son, ultimately, received an excellent plea deal. I would highly recommend Ryan Garry and his team. Ryan, words cannot express how grateful we are for your support, patience, and kindness. Thank YOU, thank YOU!
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Posted by Bryan | April 11, 2022
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Best Possible Choice
I’m very thankful that Ryan Garry took on my case. He and his team are extremely knowledgeable and were very professional from the first phone call through after my case had been settled. They went above and beyond to make sure that my needs were taken care of and that I always had prompt replies to my calls, emails, and questions. Ryan, Elizabeth and Shelly did a fantastic job and there is no doubt in my mind that they got me the best outcome possible and left nothing on the table. It’s a great feeling when you know from the results that you put your faith into the best possible choice for a lawyer. I am very grateful for their services. Thank you!
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Posted by Katelyn | January 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
11/10
Ryan Garry is an exceptional attorney. He helped me through my legal battle which received a favorable outcome and is now behind me. He is at the top when it comes to quality and professionalism and his reputation is apparent from the moment he steps into the courtroom. I highly suggest choosing Ryan Garry as your attorney!
Posted by Anthony | December 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best Team
I was extremely stressed during my situation. So much to do, with what felt like to be little time. Ryan and the team guided me through the entire process and were there for any questions I had. They were professional, timely, and cut to the chase when it came to decisions. Moreover, I was never left in the dark as to what was going on. I cannot thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2021
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Ryan and his team saved my life
My life, as I knew it, was over. I had lost all hope and was preparing to spend the next several years locked up and getting deported afterwards. In my hopelessness I reached out to Garry, and he agreed to pick up my case. I’m amazed at how Ryan and his team brought this matter to a close without me having to do even a single day in jail. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. Ryan and Elizabeth literally saved my life. Kudos to you also, Shelley. I take my hat off to you guys
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Posted by Max | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A bad situation will only effect you as long as you want it to. Fixing it is as simple as making a phone call. Stop hesitating
I first contacted Ryan’s firm at a point in my life where all hope had been lost. I brought to him what seem to be an impossible task. I came from a small judge mental, bias community where I had been presumed guilty before I was even arraigned. I thought my fate had been set. Ryan and his team immediately jumped into action as if protecting me was their sole objective. They left no stone unturned or no avenue unchecked. I thought I was going to be separated from my family for at least five years, Ryan assured me that will not be the case. And he was right. In fact I won’t even be separated from my family for one day. If you’re looking for a miracle, look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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The Best of the Best
Ryan is the best lawyer I could have come across. His professionalism, his support and guidance in getting me through my situation was everything that I could have ever imagine. I went through 2 years of emotional distress not knowing if my name would be cleared but he was able to do it! I would recommend Ryan and his team to any and everyone who is going through serious legal troubles.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Mr. Garry and his team, Elizabeth and Shelly, are fantastic. The outcome of my case that they worked so hard on was dismissal. Do not think twice. Hire Ryan Garry!
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God Sent and Brilliant
I would like to start by saying that in most cases, good things happen to good people. But I think in my case, Ryan Garry and his team was the best thing to have happened. He was empathetic, professional, calm, and conscientious. Ryan paid attention to detail and as a client, I felt very comfortable sharing the details of my case (especially the uncomfortable parts). Ryan and his team work very hard as they would for one of their own family members, and that left a lasting impression. Due to the team’s expertise and Ryan’s subject matter expertise, I had the best possible outcome and cannot thank them enough for giving me life back. A special thank you to Andy Birrell, Ian Birrell, Shelly, and Elizabeth!
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Posted by Tpt | June 21, 2021
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Nobody Better
It’s a rare thing in this day and age to find an individual who excels at the top of their profession who also has possesses the genuineness and compassion of Ryan. There is nobody better in getting results and guiding you through tough times. Thank You Ryan!
Posted by Eric | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
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Ryan and his amazing team got me through a terrible situation that could have changed my life in a terrible way. I could not imagine a better lawyer if you’re ever in need of one. Even from 1000 miles away he stuck by me and answered all my questions and kept me calm and worry free.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, gets the job done.
Atty, Ryan Garry gets results. He clearly and concisely told me what information I needed to provide him, and then he did the rest. And did it well. Through his knowledge of criminal defense law and "real time" application of it, Atty. Garry obtained a much welcomed outcome, for a situation that otherwise, could have had grave consequential ramifications.
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Posted by M.S | November 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
100% Worth having on your side!
Thanks to Ryan and he team my son wasn't even charged. Just saying the name RYAN GARRY is representing me will get the prosecution to take a step back and rethink.
Posted by Robert | November 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Get the best to represent you!
Ryan represented me in a felony criminal case. I was looking at potential jail time. Ryan helped me receive the best deal we could without going to trial. No jail, no home monitoring and no community service. Ryan told me he would defend me like I was his brother and that Is exactly what I received. Prosecutors are scumbags, they don’t care if you are innocent, they don’t care if you made a mistake, they don’t care about the truth, the constitution or your rights. They will lie, exaggerate and leave out important details in order to make their case. Laws are written in their favor, so it is important that you have the best attorney to defend you. Ryan knows the prosecutors, the judges and the court system. He shines in the court room. I witnessed this in the many hearings we had. With his expertise and experience you can be sure you will get the best possible defense. Although I did not always agree with Ryan’s approach in my case I always trusted him because I knew that he was doing what was best for me. Being charged with a crime can be scary, frustrating and stressful. Ryan minimizes those emotions with his competence and confidence.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
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Ryan Garry and his team are who you would want on your side.
This might be a bit long but bare with me. If you ever find yourself in a situation with the law and you do not know what to do, or which route you should take, do not wait— get in contact with Ryan and his team immediately! I never knew or could ever imagine that I would someday be on the opposite end of law enforcement pointing fingers at me for committing crimes that never even crossed my mind. What I so naively found out is that when the State have their mind made up about you, it doesn’t matter how innocent you are or how oblivious you are to the whole situation, there is no way you will be able to convince them otherwise—this is when you will need a Super Lawyer such as Ryan to represent you and to stand up for you as a Human with a family and a life and not just another Criminal in the court of law. Almost a year ago I was charged with a few felony offense that took me by surprise, I probably would have not even been charged if I would have consulted with Ryan sooner, who knows. I was so lost when it came to all these criminal charges as I had never faced anything this terrifying before. My wife found Ryan through word of mouth and from countless internet searching. She looked through a number of Attorneys but in the end we circled back to Ryan. Let me tell you, for the first time after being charged, being in the dark and extremely afraid of what the future entail, I was finally able to see a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel with just that initial meeting with Ryan; that alone speaks volume of Ryan's professionalism and first impression. I felt confident with his knowledge and competency in the legal system, I just knew that I can trust Ryan and his team to fight for my freedom. My case went on longer than expected because it happened in the midst of Covid 19; however, Ryan pulled through for me! He never withered and kept me in the loop about everything, he is smart, competent, and although he is polite, he can be intimating in the court room. With his hard work and due diligence; in the end, I am happy to announce that the Judge granted all motions in our favor!! It was the BEST news ever! After such a tiring and long combat, I can now look forward to a better year with my family celebrating the Holiday in peace (unlike last Christmas when I was summoned for court)— and it was Ryan who made that happen. Ryan is a Great criminal defense attorney, he definitely is one of the best out there, he is not just personal but he is also passionate for what he does and he will fight for you, I guarantee you. Thank you Ryan Garry!!!
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Posted by Jason | October 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Competent Attorney
I was involved in a couple of difficult positions in the past. Mr. Garry demonstrated profound understanding of the legal system and provided helpful advice/information during our consultation. Mr. Garry is not just a quality attorney. He is a good person and I highly recommend his services to anyone who finds themselves in a tough situation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ryan Garry, Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Mohammed
  • Charges Dismissed
  • State v. I.M. (#2)
  • Expungement Granted
  • State v. I.M.
  • Expungement Granted
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Associations

  • Minnesota Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer
  • Superlawyer
  • 2016
  • Superlawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Criminal Law Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sentencing-When It is All on the Line
  • Sentencing
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a fantastic lawyer. I've known him for a number of years and have observed his skill, acumen and professionalism on many occasions. He is a dedicated defense lawyer and an asset to the criminal defense bar in Minnesota. His clients are lucky to have him in their corner. I strongly endorse Ryan"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is well respected by judges, attorneys, court staff and professional colleagues. He has earned an excellent reputation as a smart, well-prepared and effective attorney. I have known Ryan a long time, and I would gladly refer to him with confidence that he would do an outstanding job."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ryan to any client in need of an exceptional criminal defense lawyer. Ryan goes the extra mile to help his clients and understand their concerns. He works hard to get the best possible results for his clients. I frequently turn to Ryan when I have questions in my own practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In working with Mr. Garry I came to appreciate how he not only greatly understands the nuances of the justice system, but is quite savvy about how to assemble the facts and themes that will win a jury trial. I would recommend him without hesitation for anyone in need of a legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ryan Garry is known to be one of the best defense attorneys in the country."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Ryan and have since referred him clients that were overjoyed with the their results and his representation. No matter how dim the outlook in the situation, Ryan always comes through and amazes. Should you ever need consultation on an unpleasant situation, do not hesitate to consult with Ryan Garry."
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