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Ryan Michael Pacyga

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2002
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  1. Criminal defense
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    Ryan Pacyga defends people accused of DWI, murder, rape, drugs, fraud, theft, assault, conspiracy, white collar crimes, computer crimes, embezzlement, and all other crimes in state and federal court.

    22 years

I defend people being accused of serious crimes including murder, assault, fraud, criminal sexual conduct, firearms and drug trafficking in state and federal courts across the nation.  Victories inlude not guilty verdicts and dismissals in criminal sexual conduct, murder, assault, burglary, controlled substance/drugs, robbery, firearm possession, prostitution and DWI cases.  I strive not only to get the best results in court for my clients, but to improve their lives as well by helping with any underlying issues that may exist such as addiction/alcoholism, anxiety, depression, anger management and a host of other issues that commonly plague defendants in the criminal justice system.  

I am on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am also a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

I am honored to be named to Super Lawyers annually.

I frequently lecture about trial skills and techniques and criminal defense strategies at law schools and continuing legal educatin seminars.  Other criminal defense lawyers frequently call me for advice and even hire me to do their trials. I am also a radio, newspaper and televison commentator - you may have heard me on 93X or KFAN.  I enjoy mentoring young lawyers and I feel grateful to protect the accused. If you or a loved one are accused of a crime, you can call me at for a free consultation.

 

 

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Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
333 South Seventh Street
Suite 2850
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Sean | August 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Confident in Making Referrals to Ryan Pacyga
I know Ryan from having worked on a case with him years ago. He was professional, prepared, and very comfortable in a courtroom. I was definitely impressed. Since then, I have referred friends and clients to him, and he devotes his personal attention to their matters. I know they are in good hands. That is why I feel confident in making referrals to Ryan Pacyga.
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Posted by MC LA | March 23, 2017
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Saved My Life
I was facing a very traumatic situation that would end my life as I know it. Several acquaintances told me that Ryan is considered one of the top trial attorneys nationwide in the US. His expertise was certainly proven by clearing me of all charges through a very rare US Federal Court motion for judgement of acquittal. I was informed by other codefendant attorneys just how rare an acquittal really is. It goes without saying that I cannot recommend Ryan enough for those who are facing a potentially life-ending legal situation. This doesn't go without commending his staff of real professionals who were behind the scences diligently providing support. I will never forget.
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Posted by Chris | May 4, 2015
When only a professional will do!
Ryan and his team are true professionals. When your lost in the jungle that is our legal system, they should be your fist call. While keeping me completely informed on every aspect of my case Ryans team by far over reached the client/attorney relationship by actually caring about what you are going through. Knowledgeable, strong, and caring is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how hard he will work for you and your rights. Dont even think twice when considering his firm, just call
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2002

Associations

  • American Inns of Court Local Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Mpls, St. Paul Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in Criminal Defense
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pacyga is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota. It is a pleasure to endorse him. His clients can count on top notch legal service and a wealth of knowledge based on years of experience. I have referred multiple potential clients to his office for complex cases and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. His ability to connect with all clients, from all walks of life, knowledge of the law, and his ability to fight as hard as he can for his clients to achieve the best possible result is truly unparalleled. I would recommend Ryan to anyone that has any criminal need. Rest assured, you will be in great hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred many clients to Ryan over the years, and his paralegal previously worked with me, so I have an inside perspective on Ryan's professionalism and strengths. Ryan is immensely skilled and knowledgeable in criminal defense. Ryan brings 110% effort, with full engagement to achieve success for his clients. Ryan has a reputation for being one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota. I have the highest regard for Ryan and no hesitation recommending him to others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a skilled defense attorney. I have seen him in action and would be happy to recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ryan is a true rising star. He takes on the tough cases, sinks his teeth into them and doesn't let go until he's won. Prosecutors can't be happy when he walks in the courtroom."
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Minneapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Michael Pacyga
Ryan Michael Pacyga
Criminal defense Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 21 years