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Ryan John Stevens

Criminal defense Attorney at Flagstaff, AZ

4.8   21 reviews

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former felony prosecutor, full-service criminal defense.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Expert DUI defense lawyer.

  3. Personal injury
    Expert personal injury lawyer. Full service. No fees unless we win.

  4. Car accident
    Expert car accident injury lawyer. Full service. No fees unless we win.

I'm a lawyer in Flagstaff, Arizona serving "the accused" with my aggressive-yet-refined criminal defense practice in all of Northern Arizona and the Phoenix area. I work at a law firm providing excellent client services in bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, probate, and other civil litigation -- in addition, of course, to my criminal defense practice.

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Licensed for 14 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC
609 N. Humphreys Street
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001


4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by Rex | May 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulating, professional advice
Mr. Stevens is an excellent lawyer and provided us with professional advice by analyzing my case. I highly recommend him for legal service.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
I was charged with possession of marijuana while being pulled over for a traffic stop. The tube found was not mine and not sure who left it in my car. Inside the tube was not much just some left over shake that didn't even weigh out to a gram, still I was charged for misdemeanor for "possession." I couldn't believe this cop charged me when other people have way more and are let go with a warning. Being in college I couldn't afford an attorney who help me, until I found Ryan. I reached out to him about my situation and he offered to represent me Pro Bono because he understood where I was coming from. In the end he got the prosecutor to agree to a deferred prosecution. As long as I followed all the rules for 6 months my case would be dropped. Ryan, thank you for everything, I can not express how thankful I am because of you. I recommend him to anyone needing help with a case.
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Posted by Richard Quiroz | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not guilty after 2yrs 9 months I was released!!!
I have had a crazy time these past 3 years never was in any major trouble with the law in my life I went in to jail when I was 23 for my first time and didn't get out until I was 26 and a lot of that was thanks to this man he is the smartest person I know he worked himself to the bone always in contact with me I was in the loop with everything. I am the murder trial Ryan won this year he showed what the prosecutors office did wrong and a jury of my peers came back with the right verdict not guilty!!! Can't stress it enough I'm back on top of everything now got my kids in my life have myself a career now life is good I will never be in a position were I need a lawyer again but if you are I highly recommend Ryan J.Stevens I love this guy and you will to this is the only man you want next to you when all the chips are down trust me I'd put my life on it in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Joe Palmer | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Stevens Is THE MAN
Ryan Stevens got two felony charges reduced to one misdemeanor. I didn't even think that was possible. He took the time to sit down with me and go over everything I needed to do and he took care of the rest. He's affordable, and he's good at what he does. I would recommend him to anyone that is having legal trouble.
Posted by Mallik | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Great Result!!!!!!!
Today I got the best news from Mr. Ryan. My traffic ticket is cleared. I got a traffic ticket(criminal) in Seligman county in April. I hired Mr. Ryan in June and got terrific result. Absolutely happy and Great Thanks!!
Posted by Jacob | January 10, 2015
Natural and very knowledgeable
Mr. Stevens is personable, approachable, and presents really well in the courtroom. I am grateful for his hard work, preparation, and the successful result in my case. Thank you, Mr. Stevens!
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Better than I ever hoped for.
Ryan was incredibly kind and reassuring throughout the process. I was obviously scared and anxious, but he was able to get my case dismissed quickly and professionally. I've never been in trouble and will surely stay out of it in the future, but I am so genuinely glad that Ryan was the one helping me through this rough patch.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Did everything he said he would do.
I know I messed up by getting a dui.. but sh** happens. I was a huge mess the day after. I had no clue what I was going to do. So I started calling around.. spoke with Ryan.. it was exactly what I needed. Not only did he help me out by being very informative, but he helped me mentally. I knew that his strong approach was exactly what I needed. Ryan Stevens did everything he said he would. I didn't have to spend any time in jail.. which helped me keep my job. He handled my MVD stuff and I should be driving in no time. It's been three months. I'm extremely happy that I hired Ryan. I definitely learned my lesson!
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Posted by Tyler | May 17, 2013
Best law firm in Flagstaff
Stevens and his law firm (Griffen & Stevens) are the best. Someone wrote "promises promises" and that makes no sense to me. I was told by Mr. Stevens what would be done in my case. I let him do his job. And sure enough he did everything he told me, and more! I am so pleased with Griffen & Stevens Law Firm. They met with me before I hired them. Free consultation, in person. They spent time and resources on my case. I am proud to recommend Mr. Stevens.
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Posted by Jason | March 1, 2013
Top Criminal Defense Lawyer (And Law Firm) In Flagstaff
I highly recommend Mr. Stevens and his law firm, Griffen & Stevens Law Firm. They helped me in a very hard time in my life, and I can't say enough good things about them. They are kind, friendly, professional, aggressive, and they know the law. The judges and prosecutors on my case respected them. They are well-known. They are the best law firm in Flagstaff and probably all of Arizona. If I am ever in trouble again, I will call Mr. Stevens (or Mr. Griffen) right away.
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Posted by Michael | February 4, 2012
Extraordinary lawyer
You don't come across lawyers like this very often. Fair and honest. He cares about your case. Actually cares. And because of that, he knows how to win.
Posted by Jacob | January 20, 2012
Solid attorney!
I would recommend Mr. Stevens to everyone charged with a crime in Arizona. He knows the law, fights hard, and wins cases.
Posted by Jim | December 24, 2011
Stevens Law Office helped me and my family in our time of need. Thank you for this lawyer.
Posted by Andy | December 19, 2011
High recommendation
I appreciated everything he did in my case. I am very happy with the result. Highly recommended.
Posted by Fran | December 14, 2011
Strong lawyer
Mr. Stevens is great in court. People know him. He got my case dismissed. He quoted the law to me. He was personable and friendly. I respect Mr. Stevens for his work. Stevens Law Office is a great law firm in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Posted by Dean | March 25, 2011
Mr. Stevens got my case dismissed. He is a great attorney. He works very good with Native American clients. Thank you, Mr. Stevens for helping me in my time of need.
Posted by Kendra | February 17, 2011
Former criminal client
I was recently charged with a misdemeanor involving a dog that I had temporary responsibility for. I had no idea the nature or severity of the charges and contacted Ryan for help. He promptly answered my phone call and immediately began explaining the charges in a practical manner. Always professional, Ryan worked hard to defend me and obtain a fair verdict. He kept me informed every step of the away. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2011
Professional, knowledgeable and kept in contact from beginning to end of my case.
Posted by Mariella | January 8, 2011
Stevens is briliant
THIS GUY KNOWS THE LAW! Very very smart. And yet he is incredibly personable and made me and my family feel 100% cared for every step of the way. Ryan Stevens showed the court respect and I can tell the judge respected him a lot. Thank you, Ryan for caring about my case and seeing it through until it resolved and I am so very happy with the result you got for me. I hope you never stop doing what you do.
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Posted by Jason | December 7, 2010
Professional and highly recommended, knows what he's doing
Incredibly professional attorney. Always called me back right away. Always answered my questions easily and in plain english and always showed the utmost respect for me and my family. THANK YOU, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member Attorney
  • Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Stevens Law Office, PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davis Miles, PLLC, and McGuire Gardner
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • McGuire Gardner, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Felony Prosecutor
  • Coconino County Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • William & Mary School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • College of William and Mary
  • B.S.
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State v. [Felony Defendant]
  • every felony count DISMISSED
  • State v. [Name Protected]
  • Dismissal
  • State v. Sean Holiday
  • Guilty (Stevens was the prosecutor)
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • W&M National Trial Team
  • Lead Development Counsel
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • National Trail Team Service & Recognition
  • William & Mary School of Law
  • 2008
  • Ronald Reagan Future Leader
  • The Phillips Foundation
  • N/A


  • Independent
  • Global Perspectives on Professional Responsibility
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Violence Impact Panel
  • Legal Implications of Domestic Violence
  • N/A
  • Law Day
  • Constitutional Issues for Students
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known this lawyer for many years and strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney and I often times refer him clients because I know he will do an excellent job for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan Stevens as a competent, aggressive personal injury lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Ryan J. Stevens."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan knowledgeable, personable and very effective for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tenacious and exceptionally well-qualified, Ryan knows how to work well with both the law and with people to get the best result. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a sharp and talented attorney. We have worked on cases together and found that Ryan was always on top of matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is an excellent attorney and I trust my Northern Arizona clients to him, knowing that he will tirelessly work on their behalf. Ryan is smart, dedicated, and works for clients to get them the best result possible. I could not be more impressed with Ryan's legal skills and endorse him fully."
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