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Ryan Patrick Garry

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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael John Millios

    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.


    Michael Millios Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Robert Churchill

    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.


    Kevin Churchill DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ryan Garry, Criminal Defense Attorneys

333 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Criminal Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRyan Garry, Criminal Defense Attorneys2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)Board Member2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. I.M.Expungement Granted
State v. MohammedCharges Dismissed
State v. I.M. (#2)Expungement Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sentencing-When It is All on the LineSentencing2010