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R. Ryan Wilber

DUI and DWI Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Ryan, Wilber

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 3 years
    California - CA 11 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About R.

Learn R.’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    Wilber Law has become the preeminent DUI law firm in the North Bay. We are frequently contacted by colleagues, fellow DUI attorneys, and local and National news outlets for our opinion and insights into the complexities of DUI and DMV law.

    14 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Prior to becoming licensed, I have worked for several top criminal defense firms in Northern California. My experience encompasses nearly every crime at every stage, including key preparation and support for violent felony and homicide trials.

    14 years, 400 cases

We provide our clients with agressive, excellent, effective and skilled representation.  We make ourselves available to correspond with you, even afterhours.  We are experienced trial attorneys and will never shy away from the opportunity to fight your case in the courtroom. Our successes speak for themseleves and are a driving force for the success of our practice. We are equally versed in negotiating both before and after charges are filed. There is never a case too complex or tough for our firm and our network of resoruces provides us with tools other firms don't have access to.

We handle all types of criminal cases, from felonies to misdemeanors.  We also represent clients in post conviction proceedings such as probation violations, expungements, and motions to terminate probation early.  We handle DUIs and have a firm grasp on the science behind them, which most often times weekens the governments seemingly "slam dunk" case against you. We also handle drug crimes, violent crime, domestic violence cases, property crime, and all other types of criminal offenses.

Where the media is involved, we have handled many of such cases, sometimes make your nightmare "old news" and quickly forgotten. We are firm that is easily trusted and great at our passion, representing you with vigor!

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

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Location

Wilber Law Offices

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, compassionate team
My first impression of Wilber law offices was the initial intake with Jake Schwartz, who's only problem is he's such a good and compassionate listener I neither wanted to get off the phone with him nor work with a team rather then him alone. But the team impressed just as much. Everyone was kind, knowledgeable and competent. And then there is Ryan Wilber He's a pistol and my favorite thing about him was he was kind and patient, unless I needed to take action faster then I was and then he was clear that I needed to move it. Perfect combo for a lawyer. I can't recommend them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Dependable
Ryan was with me every step of the way in my case in Napa. He was reliable, dependable, and was 100% transparent. His staff is also excellent. As I move through my case, Ryan continues to show extreme competency, confidence, and command - everything you need from a great lawyer!
Posted by Shaun | May 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
If you're looking for a DUI lawyer, stop right now. Wilber Law Offices in Santa Rosa is the only and best choice for your needs. Just because they are in Santa Rosa doesn't mean you have to travel there. Everything is done through their secure portal. My attorney was Ryan Wilber. He was totally professional during this whole process. Kept me up to date during the process. Worked with me as their fee's and payments were concerned. Ryan enable me to be able to continue to drive throughout the entire process. Got my license back at the end of the process. Awesome, awesome firm. Ryan by far excided my expectations. Shaun Keeler CNA, MCP, A+ 707-280-6702 https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunkeeler He has a close relationship with all the players in the DA's office. Has worked with them for many years. Please investigate this opportunity. Shaun Keeler CNA, MCP, A+ 707-280-6702 https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunkeeler Show quoted text
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
Generally when you need the services of an attorney there is usually something very unpleasant disrupting your life. Lots of folk’s views on lawyers are not so positive, there right up there with Realtors and used car salesman. So ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would become good friends with my counselor! I had been arrested for a DUI and Ryan was referred to me by his partner Jake Swartz who ran my case by Ryan because he does not litigate and to get Ryan’s view on my chance of beating or reducing my sentence if we went to trial. Ryan is such a wonderful guy, from the minute you first meet with him there is a calming feeling that everything is going to be OK and that we are going to get through this together. He openly discussed with me his thoughts on the arrest and the realistic potential out comes. This guy knows his stuff and has a passion for our judicial system…. He does not like bad cops and one that arrested me didn’t follow protocol. He did a fabulous job representing me and even though he hoping for a dismissal based on the evidence, he was able to get me the best possible outcome with a minimal time off the road which was a key factor for me because of my profession. Ryan is such a delight to work with committed, enthusiastic, diligent, personable, responsive, resourceful and savvy! He is a very quick mover; very effective communicator; above and beyond the call always; happy to go beyond customary scope as needed to help clients understand issues; absolute MASTERY of his domain! Thank you Ryan I will always be most grateful and I look forward to a long lasting friendship!
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Posted by Astrid | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer,
Hello, I hired Mr. Wilber to defend my husband, I was very worried my husband would need to go to jail for a long time. Since the first time we met with Mr. Wilber, my husband and I knew he was the right lawyer. Mr. Wilber explained everything with details and words we were able to understand. He was empathetic to my husbands situation and made us feel he would do his very best work to get the best outcome he could, he did. Mr. Ryan Wilber always responded timely to all my calls and messages, I had a lot of questions. His fees were very reasonable and he worked with us regarding the fees. My husbands case was resolved fairly and no jail time :). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RYAN WILBER'S SERVICES TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Best regards, Velasquez Family
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Posted by Mary | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I am deeply appreciative of Ryan and his office. He helped me cope with my anxiety by answering all of my questions about the legal system. This whole process was terrifying, anger-provoking, and depressing. He helped me understand the steps that needed to be taken. He was patient. He always kept me in the loop. This was a nightmare that I hope to never relive.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
There to help
Ryan called me right before I was about to drive 2 1/2 hours for a court appearance. He clearly explained why doing so was unnecessary and showed up on my behalf. I appreciate the time he took to answer my questions, elaborate on the process involved in my case, and, of course, for his Special Appearance. If I need further assistance, he’ll be the first one I call.
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Posted by Nick | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Treats You Like Family
I found myself in a bit of a pickle after getting a DUI with my child in the car. I was referred to Ryan by my previous attorney who was unable to take my case due to having back surgery. From the moment I met Ryan he was amazing. During my consultation I explained what happened and was only driving due to a medical emergency with my wife. Right from the get go, he was not only empathetic but also very understanding of my situation. He advised of me things I should do to try and help my case so the DA would be willing to work with us. At arraignment he immediately got one of my charges down to a misdemeanor. Throughout the process both Ryan and Scott (his office manager) were not only caring, f but also treated me as if I was part of the family. From the beginning, Ryan was very upfront with me and never sugarcoated anything, which I really appreciated (most attorneys tell you what you want to hear). Needless to say, I was looking at 210 days for my charges with no alternatives and somehow through hard work and persistence he was able to get it down to 70 days with alternatives allowed. My family and I are forever indebted to Ryan and his staff and I would fully recommend them if you ever fine yourself in trouble. Thank you so much Ryan and Scott, we will never forget how amazing you guys are!!!
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Posted by Vanessa | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI attorney
After an awful decision to drink and drive, I found myself in dire need of help. I couldn't have chosen a better lawyer to help me in my case. Ryan took care of everything. He kept me in the loop after each trial, was very communicative, and turned a nightmareish situation into something more tolerable. They wanted to give me 9 months of DUI school and he got it reduced to 3 months. They wanted to install an IID in my car and he got that taken care of! Ryan and his team are the absolute best. I am so grateful to have had them on my case! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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Posted by Nate | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Wilber is a class act!
I found myself in need of legal services after getting pulled over for a DUI. I knew I would need to obtain counsel since my numbers were close to and below the legal limit. My case was unique in that regard and I'm glad I sought his services. Ryan Wilber was recommended to me by an attorney friend whom specializes in another discipline. Other attorneys were also recommended to me and I was encouraged to contact them in order to find the best fit for me. I contacted Ryan first. I immediately got a great vibe from him and felt that he really cared about my case. He took time out of his family vacation (out of the country) to speak with me. He didn't try and pass the buck, but really listened to and cared about what I said. That care is something that didn't expire after the first conversation either, it carried through the duration of my case. I should have retained his counsel at that point but he referred me to some other attorneys and encouraged me to call around until I found someone I felt comfortable with. Everyone I spoke to referred me back to Ryan, this is when I knew he would be my guy. He took what was a scary and unknown situation for me put me to ease. He, along with his office manager Scott, took care of everything for me; paperwork, court appearances, phone calls, letters, you name it. At times when Ryan was not available, Scott stepped in to help me out. Scott himself is a very knowledgeable and diligent individual who can be trusted and relied upon. Together they exceeded my expectations and ultimately got a most favorable outcome to my case. There aren't enough good things to say about Wilber Law Offices. Seeking the expertise of Ryan was by far the best thing I could have done. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of counsel. Should I ever be in need of legal services again, he will be my first call.
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Posted by Dimas | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Again
I hired Ryan a few months back when I got into a few legal issues. And not only did he fight my case but he brought his A game to every court date and did not just treat my case like any case. He put his hard work and dedication into my case and I could not be happier with the outcome. I recommend him to anyone no matter the situation!
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Posted by Erin | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the best!
I simply cannot say enough great things about Ryan! I was facing a traumatic and unsettling criminal issue, and Ryan was patient, compassionate, and concise in guiding me through it all. We had a fantastic outcome with my case, and at every step, he was prompt, communicative, and helpful! I owe my success in this matter to his competence, and am eternally grateful for his kindness and professionalism! I highly recommend Ryan to any and all in need. Thank you so much Ryan!
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Posted by Jon | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly helpful and caring
Ryan helped my wife and I immensely when we were criminally threatened by our tenant. He gave us sound legal advice while ensuring that both of us were safe. Ryan has unprecedented legal knowledge and makes his clients 100% comfortable understanding the legalities of all issues. Cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by AJ | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
It's never something you want to have to do, that is finding a lawyer. I came across Ryan through google search And met with him, after just a few min of talking he took the stress away and did everything in his power to make the process simple and easy. He is extremely professional and polite, at the end of the journey he was able to get the ultimate outcome, case was thrown out due to all his hard work. I've never needed a lawyer before, and I'm hoping I won't need one anytime soon, but if I do.. Ryan will be my guy! Thank you very much for all your help!!
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Posted by Jinnefer Miller | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took me from a felony to an infraction and from zero legal/physical custody of my son to 50/50.
Ryan Wilber is an amazing Attorney. He is a straight forward type of guy, he never told me what I wanted to hear but always what was going to or could happen in my situation. He did everything in his power to work with me and to get me the best out come which "HE DID". Not only is Ryan an amazing lawyer but he is an outstanding person. He helped me more than just fighting a case, he made sure my head was where it needed to be and that I always knew what was going on. He's punctual, determined, understanding and unjudgemental. If I had to go through what I went through all over again I'd still choose for Ryan Wilber to be in my corner.
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Posted by Jeremiah | January 17, 2013
Focused, Articulate and Thoughtful
Ryan is an asset to anyone needing legal assistance. Whether it is a simple question, a case where you need valuable perspective, or the beginning of a long and arduous process, Ryan has the knowledge and intellect that you want on your side. His thoughtful demeanor, his knowledge of the law and his desire to succeed are all traits that are surprisingly lacking with some other attorneys. I would not hesitate to use Ryan for any of my legal needs now and in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2013
Great attorney!
I've consulted Ryan over the last year on several legal matters, both personal and financial. His knowledge of the law is comprehensive and his counsel has been invaluable to me. I've talked to a few other lawyers in the past that I felt good about and were knowledgeable, but where Ryan really stood apart from the others was in his ability to help me fully grasp my options and clarify the legal process so I could make hard decisions with confidence. I was getting pushed around and feeling a bit intimidated before he helped me fight back. I'm very thankful to have Ryan there when I need him!
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Posted by TC | January 16, 2013
TC
I have used Ryan Wilber several times. Ryan's representation is both aggressive, and intelligent. His real word experience has proven invaluable to me, and has significantly lessened the consequences of my actions. I found Ryan's rates to be as good or better then anywhere else around town. Ryan was available to me every time I needed to talk to him. I would definitely recommend Ryan Wilber to anyone in need of top notch legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO/President
  • Wilber Law Offices PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Margaret England
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Stephen Turer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Stephen Beckwith
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Mendocino County Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Empire College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • San Francisco State Unv
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • August Domestic Violence Case
  • Case Dismissed after two jury trials

Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Elevated Cannabis Conference
  • Legalization of Medical Cannabis in California and Federal Implications
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse R.
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan and I have had several mutual clients. I see the time, effort and care he puts into his practice and obtaining the best results for his clients. He has obtained favorable outcomes including winning jury trials!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wilber is a hardworking, intelligent, skilled attorney who truly cares about his clients.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a top level trial attorney who vigorously represents the myriad needs of his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wilber represents his clients with passion and authority. He is thorough, effective and a pleasure to work with. From a client's perspective, he will get the job done for you!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard work pays off. Mr. Wilber works hard and cares about the results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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