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Ryan Michael Garvey

DUI and DWI Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    22 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    22 years, 10,000 cases

Ryan Michael Garvey, Esq. is a leading criminal defense attorney in Scottsdale. He founded Sonoran Law Group to help individuals who find themselves in difficult legal situations. Prior to starting his own firm, he served as a former Assistant District Attorney and spent time as a County Prosecutor. This gives him unique insight into how the opposition thinks and allows him to better prepare his cases. He anticipates what the prosecution will ask and creates comprehensive arguments for any scenario.

Attorney Garvey started his career at the University of Washington, where he received his undergraduate degree. He went on to the Seattle University School of Law for his juris Doctorate and MBA. He was formally trained by the United States Department of Justice in Columbia, South Carolina and Washington D.C. He has worked with many esteemed law firms in Washington prior to starting his own.

When clients hire Attorney Garvey, they can rest assured they will receive skilled advocacy from a lawyer who genuinely cares. Because of his success as a Scottsdale DUI attorney, he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, is in the Global Directory of “Who’s Who” Top Layer 2016, and more. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys also awarded him with “10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2015” and “10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction Award 2015.”

 

If you were arrested for driving under the influence, it is imperative that you obtain skilled legal representation. Find out how Attorney Garvey can help your case!  

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Licensed for 21 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/21/2022
State WA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2001
Updated 02/01/2023

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

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Sonoran Law Group
7150 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 444
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-1257

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Posted by Michael | December 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Ryan Garvey
Ryan Garvey with the Sonoran law group is undoubtedly the best lawyer. I had been charged with possion of dangerous drugs facing 2.5 years. That was if I sign at a fast tract court first offer. We decided to take it to trial because I had faith in Ryan and I didn't hold any information from him and now I'm facing 7.5 to 13 years if we lose. Well I have to say with Ryan as my lawyer and as professional and skilled in law as he is, I never worried one time and we were first to see the judge every time we appear in court. I can't say in words how grateful I am for his services. If you need help with your case and you are facing time in prison call Ryan Garvey. He is a phenomenal lawyer. He worked so hard for me and got me deferred to a tasc program which I have completed in 9 short months. Thank you Ryan I am loving life still sober.
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Posted by Rene D | March 3, 2017
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Faught for what i asked for and got it!
I am a convicted felon with w/ prior felony convictions ,did 1 year doc for previous conviction . I was attending school and working . with a 3rd repeated offence after 5years of being clean had me facing 2years to 5 max he shot for furlough as i asked and got it
Posted by Dwayne | June 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Experience pays--and Ryan has it!
Ryan's experience as an attorney and former Asst DA is worth every penny. I had a case that Ryan helped blow out of the water. And when the PA dropped the case to add a bigger, more harsh charge months later for the same offense...Ryan's experience, combined with his mitigation team's effort, was able to put together such a good strategy and report, that upon conclusion the prosecuting attorney stood up, walked over to me and shook my hand and wished me good luck in the future. It also helps to wear a suit or dress and not look or act like a hood when you're there. Most people don't get that from what I've witnessed. Dress like your attorney. Ryan is the only attorney I will use in these matters if needed in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2016
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Best Criminal Defense Firm in Maricopa County
We hired Ryan Garvey at Sonoran Law Group to represent me in a felony criminal case in Phoenix. It was an awful case and we couldn't believe I was charged at all. Mr. Garvey was awesome, he was patient with me and all our questions and stressful nights. We had his cellphone which I used a lot to talk to him countless times, even on the weekends and he didn't seem to mind... thanks Ryan! He got my Felonies dismissed and even argued to the Court to set aside the misdemeanor conviction I ultimately accepted so we walked away at the end as if the whole thing never happened on my record. Sonoran Law Group is an amazing law firm and we talk about our experience openly and the results often to people and share what an amazing outcome he was able to get for me. Get these guys on your side, totally worth the cost which was also really good! Thanks again to Ryan and Sonoran Law Group. So Happy!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2011
Excellent Attorney!!!
Mr. Garvey represented me when I was being unfairly harassed by my landlord. I was convinced after meeting with him for a consultation that he was the lawyer I needed to proceed with protecting my rights. He was professional, confident, extremely knowledgeable, tenacious, and I could not be more pleased with the results of my case! Bottom line, I give my highest possible recommendation to Mr. Garvey and am so glad I hired him!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2010
My DUI case savior
I was referred to Ryan after getting into deep trouble with a DUI charge. He was so much different than the other lawyers I met with. He spent over an hour meeting with me, he answered every question I had & was truly interested in helping me. I had many choices in lawyers. I chose Ryan because he knew the law & how to help me & I am so thankful that I trusted in him. He saved me period.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2008
DUI Client Review
Mr. Garvey handled my DUI case in September 2008 in Seattle Municipal Court. He was worth every penny. Iwas able to get keep my drivers license and the case was dropped to a traffic infraction with no criminal record. I owe keeping my job to Mr. Garvey. He is an excellent lawyer and one that I have already recommended several times.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2008
Above And Beyond
I have several attorneys that I use for my company issues but was directed to Ryan when I had a contractor disappear from the job at my personal residence. Ryan went above and beyond what I could have expected and was able to put me in first position to recieve the full amount of the contractors bond. Ryan researched and sited case law that moved my position above creditors that had already gone after the bond. I have since used Ryan to help in my business matters as well. Great guy, professional, tough with tact when needed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2008
Great Result
My husband and I wanted a local attorney to work with us concerning some trouble our teenage son had gotten himself into. We found Mr. Garvey and set up an initial consultation with him. He answered all of our questions and really put our minds at ease. We left his office feeling very confident with our decision to hire him. He is very professional which we found to be reassuring as we continued the process throughout our sons case. In the end we were very happy with the outcome and were happy to express our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Garvey.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sonoran Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Garvey Law Offices
  • 2004 - 2014
  • General Counsel
  • Bellacure Corp.
  • 2004 - 2010
  • General Counsel
  • Gibraltar
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Pierce County, Washington
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Hendricks & Lewis
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Preston Gates & Ellis
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Litigation
  • Department Of Justice
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Litigation
  • Betts, Patterson & Mines
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Clinical Research Biologist
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2001
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
  • Seattle University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Seattle University Law Review
  • Law Review Journal
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Prosecutorial Boot Camp
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2003

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Given (2)
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Scottsdale DUI and DWI Lawyer Ryan Michael Garvey
Ryan Michael Garvey
DUI and DWI Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 21 years