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John Patrick Ryan

DUI and DWI Attorney at Visalia, CA

4.7   79 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%
    I specialize in DUI defense. I've handled hundreds of cases. I've taken dozens of DUI cases to trial with many not guilty verdicts. No matter what, I always get a good result.

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Other misdemeanors.

    17 years, 500 cases

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I became an attorney because I believe passionately in the Constitution of this great country.  If you are charged with a crime then you have rights.  Period.  

 

People died for those rights.  I'm a Navy veteran myself, and I didn't spend all that time on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to live in a country where the DA just steamrolls all over American citizens.  

 

Your rights mean nothing if you don't exercise them.  I say stand on your rights.

 

It's never easy, but there's one thing I know for sure is that you gotta fight and fight hard.  I know how to manage criminal cases.  I know how to pick them apart way before we even get to court.  And when we do go to trial there are few better than me.  

 

I handle all criminal cases, including domestic violence, DUIs, drug cases, murder, robbery, you name it.  I also handle domestic violence restraining orders, contempt of court proceedings, and so forth.

 

I hope you never have to call me, but if you do, I'll have your back all the way.

 

 

 

 

Location

Law Offices of John Patrick Ryan

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  79 customer reviews
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Posted by Ashley | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John got my case dismissed!
I was charged with forgery. I'm in school and trying to get a state license but conviction for forgery would have ruined all my hard work to improve my life. John just got my case Dismissed on motion he filed in court. I'm so hlad this is over. I recommend John highly.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2014
Very Professional and Affordable
John Ryan represented me in a very difficult case involving The state Board of California. John spent multiple hours researching State Board law and regulations in order to best represent me. It was very time consuming and a bit difficult at times dealing with officials in Sacramento but in the end, John did a great job. In addition to his notable efforts and expertise, John was very fair with his rates and absorbed costs for phone calls faxes Etc. I would recommend John Ryan to anyone. Jim W.
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Posted by Angel | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and knowledgeable
I hired John for a dui case that took several months. He got the job done and got my case dismissed. I highly recommend him, he’s professional and knowledgeable at what he does.
Posted by Hector | December 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mr. Ryan did more than expected on my possession charge. I thought i would get probation do to the circumstances, and instead he got my case dismissed. Money well spent... Thank you Mr Ryan.
Posted by Elaine | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
John went above and beyond. Dealing with my ex and his lawyer was stressful and John made it so easy! He also has a good rapport with the judges! And when court hearings were added that we weren't expecting, he didn't charge me extra for something we didn't account for. He was truly a blessing and will always be who I recommend and go to for any future needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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Facing 9 years, charges dismissed
Got pulled over in Hanford for a broken license plate light. Cop smelled weed and proceeded to search my car without consent. They found a firearm, cocaine(less than 28grams), weed, i ended up spending 7 months in Kings County fighting my case. First deal was 6 years, 2nd deal 4 years. Charges were possession to sale cocaine and weed, firearms and special allegation charges on top of everything. 9 years was my max. John Ryan advised me we had a chance with a dismissal because of an illegal search. He fought long and hard, always kept my brother updated and responded promptly everytime we reached out to him. March 2020 my case was dismissed due to illegal search. I recommend Mr Ryan 100% thank you for your services
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Posted by Nance | February 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AFFORDABLE,RELIABLE DEPENDABLE!
I WAS FACING 11 YEARS FOR DRUG CHARGES.JOHN RYANS HARD WORK AND EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL DEFENCE, GOT MY CHARGES DISMISSED.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JOHN P.RYAN.
Posted by Mark | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
John just got my old misdemeamors dismissed thank you Mr ryan for always staying in contact with me and also helping me to get through this ruff time in my life
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I have been dealing with court for more than a year now without a attorney and nothing was going right for me. I thought by telling the truth in court that everything would be ok and it wasn’t. My paralegal recommended that I hire a attorney and she recommended Mr Ryan and I am so happy and grateful that I hired him. Now I have full custody of my children thanks to Mr Ryan. He is very knowledgeable, professional and most importantly took on my case when another attorney turned me away. I highly recommend Mr Ryan.
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Posted by Darryl | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Dismissed criminal case
“I was charged with two felonies in a welfare fraud case and a related family law case.  John advised me every step of the way.  This nightmare lasted over two years, but in the end I got what I wanted on the family law case and more importantly I got both felonies DISMISSED.  I now have no criminal record.  I hold a professional license and felony convictions could have destroyed my career.  I’m so grateful I hired John.  I can’t recommend him more highly.”
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Posted by Grant | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest lawyer ever
My lawyer was on time every court date,he represented me like a professional,I went from 7 years,to probation.....no jail time,I would like to send my very best to John Ryan and family I would recommend John Ryan to anybody
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Great lawyer....knowledgeable. Got my xanax DUI dropped to a wet n reckless. Overall great. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Kaleb | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver
I hired John to help me with two alcohol-related misdemeanors. These charges could really have affected my job and school plans. John got the charges dismissed and replaced with a single infraction. No probation, no jail time, nothing about alcohol on my record. $275 fine and that’s it. John did a great job. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lisa | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Citation
I retained John to help me with my traffic ticket - speeding over 100 m.p.h. which would have resulted in a hard suspension of my driver license as well as cost me two points. I was very nervous. He was patient with me during the whole process and explained everything...I had lots of questions and concerns. John managed to get a reduced charge of 99 m.p.h. which got me out of the suspension and only cost me 1 point! I was highly satisfied with how John handled the case and extremely happy with the result. I really hope I am not in this situation again, but if I needed someone to represent in such a case, he'd be my first phone call. Thank you John!
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous Defense Attorney
I hired John Ryan in September 2019 to help me with a legal matter I had no knowledge of. Mr. Ryan worked meticulously on my case exploring every possible right to get my case dismissed. Even when my case was not looking promising Mr. Ryan kept looking for a discrepancy in the peoples filing to get the Motion submitted on my behalf. After 6 months of court Mr. Ryan found the necessary discrepancy and filed the motion dismissing all charges as of February 2019. I would highly recommend Mr.Ryan to get the results desired.
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Posted by Brandon | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Ryan
I was charged with several serious gang related crimes that could have cost me eight years in prison. John kept me out of custody and managed my case perfectly. We had an offer of prison but John thought we would do ok at preliminary hearing and he was right. John really weakened the DA's case. I got a much better offer. I'm now out on probation. John did a fantastic job and now I have another shot at a normal life with my family. Hire John and do what he says. He's smart and he really knows what he's doing.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hired John for Felony Case
I hired John to handle a strike felony. I was facing prison for something I didn’t do. John got the strike felony reduced to a disturbing the peace INFRACTION. Instead of prison I got a $25 fine! I’m so glad I hired John
Posted by Priscilla | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
"John handled a difficult and painful family law matter for me involving my children. This included several hearings and a whole afternoon of trial. JOHN was extremely knowledgeable and professional at all times. His staff was always friendly and available. And after a lot years John won the case for me. I recommend him highly. "
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2018
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Dismissed
John got my traffic tickets dismissed. He knew what he was talking about and no b.s. just the truth. Most efficient lawyer I ever hired. Highly recommend
Posted by Michael | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Knowledgeable
I hired Mr. Ryan for a court case that dragged on for many months. He did a wonderful job representing me and got it down to an infraction with a very small fine. I will always be grateful to him because while he was in court for me, I was still able to continue working. If I ever need a lawyer again, I will not hesitate to hire him. I highly recommend Mr. Ryan.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices of John Patrick Ryan
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Tulare County Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Magisters
  • 2007 - 2008
  • General Counsel
  • Nestle Russia
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Of Counsel
  • Russin & Vecchi
  • 1996 - 2005
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Education

  • ESADE
  • Certificate
  • 2007
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Middlebury College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of Meth
  • The judge granted the motion and dismissed the case. The DA then refiled, and I set for another preliminary hearing and motion to suppress. Again, the judge granted the motion and dismissed the case.
  • Not Guilty of DUI
  • Not guilty.

Associations

  • Tulare County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Fulbright-Hays
  • United States
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Plekhanov Institute
  • American Legal System
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ryan is always very professional and is very insightful with his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top notch criminal defense attorney in Kings, Tulare and Fresno Counties. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John without reservation. 20 years of practicing law is what we refer to as very experienced. As a veteran of our country and a veteran of the public defenders office his contributions to our citizens are immense. Knowledge of criminal law and procedure is excellent as is evident from his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Visalia and seek a consultation with him. KUDOS"
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He will fight for you!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John P. Ryan is an experienced attorney who his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a well-rounded practitioner, especially in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. He is very intelligent and hard-working. He's not afraid to fight for his clients and go the extra mile ion their behalf. As a side note, he is fluent in Russian and is conversant in Armenian. He worked for international businesses in Russian for many years."
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