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Ryan W Cummings

Criminal defense Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.4   27 reviews

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Handling all areas of Criminal Defense including DUI Defense and Criminal Traffic matters

    12 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    12 years

  3. Domestic violence
    15%
    Domestic violence crimes carry special statutes that can require you to have additional penalties.

    12 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%

    12 years

It's a tough spot to find yourself in, as a defendant in a criminal case.  I'm here to help you with this portion of your life and to minimize your exposure in the justice system.  I care about my clients and their outcomes.  I diligently work to resolve the case with the best possible solution. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Ryan

R & R Law Group, PLLC
5111 N. Scottsdale RD
Suite 151
Scottsdale, AZ, 85250

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving
I was originally charged with reckless driving and Ryan was able to plea it down to a civil driving ticket. I couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you so much!
Posted by Christi | March 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Profession and took the time to help
I had a photo radar ticket question...I called the office and within minutes Ryan called me back. I was very stressed due to the fact of having a clean driving record. Ryan took the time to explain the photo radar process advising me not to worry. Ryan sent a follow up email making sure everything was ok. He went out of his way to keep checking to make sure the ticket was dismissed. The ticket was dismissed and I am very thankful for the time he spent.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Ryan spent over 45 minutes talking to me and explaining where my case is at. He explained my options and what I am facing. He took extra time to help me understand everything about my case.
Posted by ELAINE | March 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A CALL A PARRNT NEVER WANTS TO RECEIVE !!
My son was away from home his first and attending College in ARIZONIA while we lived on the East Coast. What does a parent do hearing their child has been arrested? Yes he needs a good lawyer but how do you decide. This decision could mean the differences between him being incarcerated and his future taking a noses dived that he may never recover. Who do you trust with your son's future. Thus we were blesset,ATTY. Ryan CUMMINGS listed, he sympathized with not only our financial situation he work with us to make reasonable payments. He did his research concerning all the charges my son was facing. Many young people get into a car never know said car could to be stopped, searched and drugs found. All passengers held responsible and face serious charges whether they knowing or not the car contains drugs. A once bright future cut instantly short and felony charges carried against you for the rest of your days. ATTY. CUMMINGS used his knowledge of the law and his research team as well as the personal his of my son never being charged before to not having to be incarcerated but receive probation and community service. Thank you ATTY. CUMMINGS.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Self Defense Aggravated Assault
Mr. Cummings showed true character by supporting my mental well-being throughout the entire case proceedings. Like most of my career, I blazed trails to the top of the military prestige. I learned a hard lesson from this event and will deal with this for the rest of my life. Yet, without Mr. Cummings and the support he provided it quite possibly could of been a lot worse. From the beginning, I had no trust issues as he was always available and even took my calls during his gym time. His dedication to my case propelled me to find the motivation needed to pursue a new career and get back on track towards a higher calling. He clearly stated the processes and gave all possibilities by foreshadowing future steps. Communication was key to this and I felt that he did his part, you just have to be sure to do yours! Further, it's YOUR case and YOUR life, so take the initiative and he will be there to answer your call. In greater detail, every single time I left a voicemail or emailed I received prompt a response. Like every case, they are lengthy. During the time in between court appearances I did my research on what could be next and brought the questions to him. He was able to eliminate the fallacies and make things more clear. Not once did he make a promise of the outcome and if your lawyer does, they are setting you up to fail. Overall, I gave Ryan a 5 star rating because I am still here today because he was there for me at my darkest hour. He is the epitome of a professional and ensures his clients come first. Choose Ryan Cummings to stand for you, he will make sure your words will not be twisted and will represent you well.
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Posted by John J. | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A new chance at life
When I went to Ryan I was charged with a serious felony and was facing many years in prison. Although I had been in contact with many lawyers prior to Ryan he was the only one that stood out to me as actually caring about my situation and me as a person. Throughout my case he kept me informed of every detail no matter how small. He fought for me the entire way until the day before trial when he was able to get me the second chance I needed. Thanks to Ryan I was able to raise my newborn daughter and start my life over. I would recommend Ryan to anyone. He not only provides professional assistance for those charged with a crime but he believes in the idea that people make mistakes and deserve a second chance. My family and I thank you for all your help.
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Posted by Chris | September 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony Criminal Damage
Ryan was very professional, courteous, timely, and confident while representing me for a felony criminal damage charge. I had contemplated utilizing a public defender but looking back I would definitely recommend hiring a private attorney if you can afford it. Besides the peace of mind you get when hiring a private firm, your case will be heard first before other cases with public defenders, making court dates quick and painless. The charges were ultimately dropped to a misdemeanor. I would gladly utilize Ryan's services again and the firm of R&R.
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Posted by Nathan | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with my outcome!
Ryan helped me in the toughest of times. I truly recommend him to anybody needing to resolve a problem.
Posted by Lauren | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally a lawyer that cares
I met Ryan while going through the most scary situation of my life. After talking to him a felt 100% better and had some confidence back. Though out my entire time working with him he jel constant contact with me and actually cared about how I was feeling. There were no scare tactics and he worked with me. Thanks to Ryan I got the best possible outcome. Truly grateful!!
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Posted by Jeremy | July 26, 2015
Great Ethical Attorney
Most friendly professional Law Group that I have spoken to in a while. R&R provided a free consultation and accurate and helpful information. I felt comfortable knowing what I was doing when I prepared my case. They will even advise if the case you have is worth paying for or not. Fully ethical law practice that will amaze you , and that is just from an over the phone consultation. Thank you R&R.
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Posted by Blanca | May 21, 2015
great job defending my father
He stayed focused on every court date. He always kept us informed and made sure he explained in a way we all understood. Very humble and full of knowledge. We have never been in a situation where we needed a lawyer so we where not sure where to start looking luckily we found Ryan and god forbid were in this situation again we will hire him again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Patricia | May 6, 2015
Taking care of business
Ryan Cummings took care of my son's case several years back. I thank God that Ryan was given Will's case because although he was picking up a public defender case Ryan treated my son with dignity and respect and fought for him as if he was paying big bucks. I would recommend Ryan Cummings to anyone that needs a lawyer and I have so in the past in fact just today I recommended someone else to this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2014
Very Professional
Ryan was a very understanding lawyer he was able to get my case dismissed even though I do not stay in the location. He kept in contact with me every step and got great results and was even willing to work with payment options also.
Posted by Heather | October 7, 2014
Outstanding
We were referred to Ryan through All Out Bail Bonds in Phoenix because of an issue with a suspended license we have been dealing with for over 3 years. His service was outstanding. We discussed our issue and he got it resolved so fast. With it being an issue that we have been dealing with for years we were so pleased with the quickness and assistance he provided. In the future, if needed, we will defiantly be using his service, as well as referring him to anyone that needs assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2014
By far, one of, if not already, the best lawyer you can have.
When Ryan became my lawyer, he was quick with taking action. Not only did he always come meet me in person when needed but he would keep me informed about what he is going to do, the plus and negative of what may happen, what to possibly expect, as well as his opinions on options when given. Ryan is very knowledgeable and has helped me to the end and further. Not only did he get my case resolved by also got my felony case turned into a misdemeanor. Also, even during probation, Ryan is still there to support me and even with other issues that do not relate to my case, Ryan has also been knowledgeable and supportive with those as well. I think he is the best at what he does and with my experience working with him, he is the most polite and dedicated lawyer. If any of my friends or family have issues, he will certainly be the one I will call or recommend, by far!
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Posted by Nogues | September 6, 2014
AZ Finnest
Mr. Ryan is 1 of the best I was looking @ 9+Years for something I was wrongfully accused!!! Beacause of a mistake a Phx judge made & not doing there job right I was facing a some serious time in prison I thought the courts never made mistakes because there mistakes can really change peoples lives obviously they do and they ain't perfect they are human but in my books I shouldn't have to go threw the torcher for months of thinking that I have to leave my family for a long time For a mistake a JUDGE did But Mr Ryan was always by my side ensuring me that "everything would be alright don't worry I'll tell you when to worry" also " leave it to me the professionals enjoy your family" ...but to see how Mr. Ryan plan played out was bananas I couldn't stop telling my Family & Friends how the DA would look at me like I was a bad guy & 1 day when Mr. Ryan bull a trick out of his sleeves booooooooom. . . . Here comes the Arizona State DA out of a meeting with Mr Ryan & the old judge that admits she made a mistake years ago on a old case The Arizona state Da comes out with a Big Smile (Colgate smile) & a thumbs up looking at me like we are best friends hell nah this clown was trying to give a lot of prison Time plus the worst part to be away from my kids/family then the Arizona state Da looks at my attorney Mr. Ryan & saids tooshay WTF this is a live changing situation for me/my family & Arizona state Da acting like this is a f**ken game nah thats sad ......to see this beautiful State Arizona just throw people in prison for a long period of time is so sad they need help & plus this is not a game it's are life I'm just your average Joe that works hard & long every day 10-18 hours I change my life many years ago when my first blessing was born (child) I like this side of the law better jail ain't for me I love my Freedom & Family......Mr. Ryan Had all charges dismiss :) Mr. Ryan is the Best #Smart,Tactical,Polite, responds quick (email/cell phone/office) Thanks again Mr Ryan From the bottom of my heart words can't express how thankful I am....Amen God Bless You Sir ^_^
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Posted by Tanner | June 9, 2014
Moving on
With Ryan's professional legal assistance, I am finally able to move on with my life. Ten years ago, I made a mistake and drove under the influence. I made a mistake, that until I met Ryan, had haunted me for over a decade. He was able to fight for me to reinstate my civil rights, and, he was able to complete a motion to set aside my judgement. I can now vote, own a gun, and don't have to reveal my felony conviction to anyone! It is because of Ryan's diligence and altruistic nature that I would strongly recommend seeking his council.
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Posted by Patricia | February 15, 2014
Ryan Cummings is a force to be reckoned with
I met Ryan Cummings under the worst possible circumstances when he was a public defender for my son. Ryan worked for my son William as if he was being paid full price for services rendered and William not only was released from custody but all charges where dismissed and not refiled. Although my son Williams case did not go to trial, I believe had it, that Ryan would have won hands down. If you need a criminal lawyer I highly recommend Ryan to you, your family members or friends. Thank you Ryan for all you did for my family.
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Posted by Jose M | February 6, 2014
Crimminal Speeding
Ryan was personal from our first point of contact on this website answering any question I had, to becoming my attorney. He never once asked to represent me but seemed to genuinely show concern and care. He responded to my text's and phone call's when ever they were made unless in court on other cases, but he would even then respond in text promising a call back asap. He was even able to handle my girlfriend respectably with her 100 questions and calls and text's. He never made false promises but was strait up with what I was looking at, several scenarios and what he could do. He didn't place judgment on me but understood what I did and helped me to understand how law works and gave me several options. He was not severely expensive and seemed to have a need to want to help the little guy. Very knowledgeable in his practice and seemed very comfortable in the court room. Even after court he stuck around and helped me een further answering every question I had and was just down right personal. Awesome guy, great lawyer, totally recommendable to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Sara | December 12, 2013
DUI Review
Ryan was extremely helpful in assisting me during my DUI. He informed me of all my options/outcomes and was reliable and dependent. Even after court, he has been helpful in contacting MVD on my behalf in situations where they have accused me of tampering with Interlock Device. Ryan also went above and beyond and wrote a letter to the State Board of NV of Social Work who requested a letter from the judge (which they do not write) explaining the circumstances of my case. Due to the letter Ryan wrote on my behalf, I was approved by the board and am now an LMSW in the state of NV. When you contact him, he responds promptly, and goes above and beyond to assist you obtaining the best outcome. He was upfront/honest and laid out all possible outcomes, and was knowledgeable about the process. I would hire him again in a heartbeat for any legal issues I may have.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • R&R Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Guy Brown, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Corso & Rhude
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Administrative Editor of Law Review
  • Phoenix School Of Law (Infilaw)
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Corso & Rhude
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Student Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • State Bar of Arizona Course on Professionalism
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Evansville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
  • University of Evansville
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • Prostitution of Minor
  • Acquitted of Felony charges
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Dismissed
  • Sexual Indecency Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona State Bar Solo Practicioner/Small Firm
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona Wills For Heroes
  • Steering Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Member/Alumni
  • 2003 - Present
  • Student Bar Association
  • Student Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AVVO client choice award 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Avvo top contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AVVO Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • 50+ Volunteer Hours
  • Wills for Heroes
  • 2013
  • Membership as Administrative Editor
  • Phoenix School of Law - Law Review
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Discussion
  • A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2014
  • Chapter Meeting
  • DUI and other related crimes
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Expose
  • Public Defender, Private Attorney, and Prosecutors: the Difference in the Life
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (29)
Endorse Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney. I have and will continue to refer clients to him. Ryan is honest with his clients and realistic about the potential outcome of their matter. I highly recommend using Ryan if you are in need of a top rate criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working on a mutual matter with Mr. Cummings and his knowledge of the law and relationship with court staff was instrumental in bringing about the release of our mutual client and stopped a pending deportation! I would have no hesitation in referring a client to him in the future!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Ryan and the R&R Law Group! Contact Ryan and his team for any and all of your criminal needs!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have know Ryan for many years. He is extremely hard working and has developed into an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Other
"He is well-respected in the legal community and a true advocate for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Other
"Ryan is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated attorney, who I highly recommend to anyone in need of a criminal attorney in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a well-versed and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan and his law partner Robert are consummate professionals. They are dedicated to their clients and make a great criminal defense team."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fantastic trial lawyer who receives fantastic results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fellow criminal defense attorney in Maricopa County. He is professional, knowledgeable, and well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a fantastic criminal attorney with the knowledge and experience to win your case. Don't hesitate to hire him in criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I would highly recommend Ryan to any potential client that wants an attorney to go to hell and back for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. Strong contributions and endorsements. Reviews show he cares about his clients and gets results. If you are in or near Phoenix give him a call for a consultation"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cummings is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. If you need an attorney in the Phoenix area, give him a call to discuss your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is is a knowledgeable attorney who cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney. He is responsive to his client's needs and aggressive in his representation."
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