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Ryan Leon Wright

Business Attorney at Cheyenne, WY

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Ryan grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming where he enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing and hunting in the Bighorn Mountains. He attended public school until the 7th grade, then was home schooled and enrolled in Sheridan College at 14, later becoming the youngest graduate at 17 and with honors. After college, he worked as an insurance agent in his family's business. While working in insurance, Ryan joined the Sheridan College speech and debate team, winning regional and national awards which earned him a scholarship to Northern Arizona University where he graduated in 2003 Summa Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in political science.

He pursued his passion for creating change in society through the study of law, enrolling at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. During law school, Ryan worked on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee under then Chairman Senator Michael Enzi. After graduating law school, Ryan moved to New York City and joined a boutique New York City law firm where he practiced commercial and corporate law. In private practice, Ryan worked in numerous areas, including criminal law, contracts, construction, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, insurance defense, international law, negotiations, and mediation.

Ryan returned to Wyoming in 2012, serving as a Deputy County Attorney handling criminal and civil matters for Johnson County, Wyoming. In 2015, Ryan joined the Laramie County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted complex felonies over four years. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming for approximately three years managing drug prosecutions in Southeast Wyoming. As a prosecutor, Ryan conducted dozens of jury trials, provided legal assistance to government agencies and law enforcement agents, oversaw wiretaps and large-scale investigations of narcotic drug networks, and prosecuted hundreds of felony cases. Ryan has hands-on experience in numerous areas of the law.

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Licensed for 13 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/05/2023
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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The Wright Law Firm
519 East 18th St
Cheyenne, WY, 82001-4451

Reviews

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Posted by Rose | December 31, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I consulted with Ryan Wright on a variety of legal matters. He is very skilled and practices in several areas of law- which is so helpful to his clients. He also practices throughout Wyoming, which I thought was impressive. I would highly recommend him to any of friends or family that needed legal representation. He is friendly, dedicated and smart- all the things you want in an attorney.
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Posted by Daniel | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer at a more than fair price, and a great guy!
I haven't (luckily) had too many run-ins with law enforcement, but when I did, as an out of town traveler in WY, I was terrified. It was a product of unfortunate circumstance, and I didn't know where to turn and what to do. I feared that if I contracted a lawyer, (s)he'd take an arm and a leg and leave me to still pay heavy court fines without any result. But I also realized that I needed one, and after a few weeks of deep research, I landed on Ryan Wright. Initially, his education and reviews sold me on the firm, but from the beginning it was clear to me that I had made an excellent decision for one of the most stressful moments in my life. Ryan, from the get go, was intelligent, a keen listener, and shrewd in his approach. He has an excellent understanding of the law as well as intuition for nuance, and – most importantly – goes wayyyy above and beyond to ensure that his clients have the best deal possible. He did that for me than anyone I've ever hired, at a very fair (and even slightly below market) price. In the end, I got a pocket deferral, which to laypeople (such as myself) is the equivalent of the holy grail in court results – it happens very, very rarely. Don’t get me wrong – Ryan never guaranteed that result (he couldn’t – no lawyer can – due to the element of chance) but I have no doubt in my mind that he did every single thing in his power to make that happen. If you’re debating whether Ryan is a sound choice – I hope this review puts your mind at ease. I’d choose him as my lawyer 10/10 times, and I am by nature someone cautious and slow to build trust with. Thank you Ryan, for everything :) Happy holidays to you, your family, and the Wright Law Firm family!
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Posted by Jennifer | November 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney! You WONT be disappointed!
Mr. Wright was amazing! Super friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for all business related matters.
Posted by Joanne Sweeney Zook | January 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Wright
Mr. Wright and I have had cases against each other for several years. He is always professional, prompt, and amenable. Though we may not have agreed on appropriate dispositions for our cases, I could always count on Mr. Wright to answer my phone call and discuss cases with professionalism and respect. I appreciate working with him. He is knowledgeable, hard working, and has a firm grasp on the issues that he is presented with. H
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Posted by JEREMIAH | June 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Integrity, honesty and hard working
Ryan was one of my most trusted deputies during my term as District Attorney. He consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, deep understanding of Wyoming law, and was honest nearly to a fault. I could always rely on Ryan to give me sage advice and sound counseling beyond his years. Since leaving the DA's office, I have referred personal friends to Ryan, and would seek him out myself if ever there were a need.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grateful client for life!
Ryan's legal expertise and advice helped to guide me through, what would have otherwise been, a mortifying legal situation. My only regret is that I didn't contact Ryan sooner to save myself the unnecessary sleepless nights. I highly recommend Ryan to anyone needing sound legal advice and/or help navigating the legal arena.
Posted by Corey | March 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A collegial, but fierce advocate
Ryan is a stellar combination of grit, smarts, and wit. Aside from being a fierce advocate for his clients, he knows Wyoming inside and out and his connection to it distinguishes him from the pack.
Posted by James | March 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Ryan exhibits an impressive depth of knowledge in multiple areas of the law. I have been particularly impressed by his ability to quickly understand the facts of a case and accurately apply relevant areas of the law for the benefit of his clients.
Posted by Glen | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Integrity, honesty and just plan trustworthy is only the way I can describe Mr. Wright If you need a helping hand with the system he gets it! Did I mention effective?
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Wright Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney Office for the First Judicial District of Wyoming
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • District Attorney Office for the First Judicial District of Wyoming
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Johnson County Attorney Office
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Silverman Sclar Shin & Byrne PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Northern Arizona University
  • B.S., Political Science
  • 2003
  • Sheridan College
  • A.A.
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Wilkerson v. State, 2014 WY 136, 336 P. 3d 1188 (Wyo. 2014)

Associations

  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Northern Arizona University
  • 2003
  • Honors
  • Sheridan College
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference
  • Understanding Bonds for Criminal Cases
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to recommend Ryan Wright to anyone seeking an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I have known Ryan for a number of years. He is very bright, personable, and has a broad experience in a number of legal areas."
General practice Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I know attorney Ryan Wright to be a dedicated and extremely well-informed lawyer. Mr. Wright truly cares about his clients and always works diligently on their behalf. I have sought Mr. Wright's assistance several times over the years and have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. As a fellow attorney, I have no reservations about recommending potential clients to Mr. Wright."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is as hardworking and ethical as they come."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Ryan while he was prosecuting for the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office. He always reviewed his cases thoroughly and was well prepared. He knows the criminal statutes and procedures here in Wyoming through and through. He closely monitors changes in the law. With Ryan, you will be hiring an attorney who carefully researches the issues in his cases, and employs winning strategies."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wright is dedicated to providing his clients the absolute best representation. He is an experienced professional and will work for the best possible result."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is an excellent lawyer whom I fully and enthusiastically endorse. He is focused, determined and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has a superb knowledge of the law and is a terrific trial lawyer."
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Cheyenne Business Lawyer Ryan Leon Wright
Ryan Leon Wright
Business Attorney
Cheyenne, WY
Licensed for 13 years