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Ryan Harlan Birss

Criminal defense Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   30 reviews
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
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About Ryan

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BEFORE IT GETS WORSE, CALL BIRSS!

CRIMINAL DEFENSE YOU CAN COUNT ON

If you’re charged with a crime, the odds may seem stacked against you. The government will have lawyers and investigators with decades of experience working to take your freedom. We can help you level the playing field.

We represent people accused of drunk driving, domestic violence, drug crimes, theft, and other serious offenses. No matter what you are accused of or how strong the evidence seems, he will fight for your best interests. You will not be pushed into a quick plea or given unrealistic promises about your chances at trial.

With any criminal charges, there are several possible defenses. Examples include an alibi, self-defense, lack of evidence, or constitutional violations by the police. Your attorney will work with you to find the defenses that have the best chances of succeeding. You will then be given the information you need to decide whether you want to fight for your freedom at trial or negotiate for a reduced charge.

If you’re in Shasta County, Siskiyou, Trinity, or anywhere in the Northern California call today to schedule a consultation.

Location

Ryan Birss Law
1650 Oregon St
Suite 108
Redding, CA, 96001

Reviews

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Posted by Zane | August 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Ryan was very knowledgeable and informative. He was straight to the point which I am thankful for. The best thing about Ryan is he actually, genuinely cares about his case and makes it a point to do his best and I whole heartedly appreciate it. Thank you Ryan for your help and consideration.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
We found ourselves in a situation that required representation for our minor son. He was arrested and facing some heavy charges. Ryan was knowledgeable, well organized and sympathetic to our concerns. Ryan made himself available to us beyond the normal business hours. He would call us frequently to check in and to see how we were hold up. I would recommend Ryan to others, He made a horrible situation more tolerable.
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Posted by Anna | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan and his staff are great!
I was falsely charged due to my sister using my identity. Ryan and his team helped gather evidence to show it wasn’t me. Thankfully he pushed the DA to move fast and to drop the charges. Love the open communication I had with his assistant Courtney as well! Thank you Courtney for all your help! I’m so thankful for everything and if I ever need legal assistance again I will definitely go back with him and his team! Highly recommend to everyone!
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Posted by NEIL | April 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
IF 5 STARS IS EXCELLENT RYANS A 10 THE BEST
RYAN IS TRULY AMAZING A LIFE SAVER HE FOUGHT FOR ME FOR 5 YEARS AND TWO TRIALS RYAN GOT ME RELEASED FROM JAIL ON AN OR WHILE I WAS FACING 90 TO LIFE IN PRISON I HAD THREE OTHER LAWYERS BEFORE RYAN HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIVED IN MY INNOCENCE LIKE PERRY MASON HE UNCOVERED THE TRUTH AND GOT MY CASE DISMISSED MY CASE WAS THE WORST KIND A HE SAID SHE SAID A CASE VERY HARD TO WIN RYAN IS THE REAL DEAL JUST WHAT YOU WANT A LAWYER TO BE AND HE IS EVEN A BETTER PERSON KIND AND CARING AND EVERY ONE LIKES RYAN HE IS SUPER SMART AND HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND WORK TOGEATHER WITH YOU TO THE BEST OUT COME POSSIBLE AND THE GOOD NEWS IS RYAN IS ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER AND BETTER AND IM HONERED TO CALL RYAN MY FRIEND
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Posted by Patrick | April 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Out There !!!
Hey I just want to say how impressed I am with you as a attorney your the best I have seen ever. Thank you so much for helping my faimly. I know it was long hours and many months and days but you succeeded and I always knew you would. It's rare to find a attorney like you who is willing and actually care for there client. I owe you so much and if you need anything I am always here for you. Your the man keep your head up and I'm always here.
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Posted by Cassie | January 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
Ryan has great communication skills, he's very honest, and he truly cares for his clients. He even worked with us financially. Ryan went above and beyond my expectations of him and if future situations arise that would cause me to need a lawyer, Ryan would be the first one I'd call.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
I hired Ryan because of a driving under the influence. I was charged with. To make a long story short,Ryan really put the time in, and proved the the Officer / DA's case was weak , & unjust. Case Dismissed!
Posted by Travis | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan is awesome!
Ryan was so amazing to me. When I thought I wouldn't get my military diversion petition granted, Ryan was on top of everything and made it happen. He always updated me as soon as possible and always made himself available to me when needed. His performance inside and outside of the court room was always professional and becoming of a wonderful and compassionate attorney. Thank you Ryan for working with me and being the person you are.
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Posted by Sandra | June 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
Ryan is an amazing attorney with great ties in the legal community. His demeanor affords him the ability to work with the courts. His tenacity helped my daughter take care of her legal problems. I recommend Ryan whenever I get the chance. I trust him completely and am so happy that we chose him to represent my daughter!
Posted by Michael | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Before it gets worse, call Birss
We recently needed legal representation on a matter in Shasta County, California and retained Ryan's services. He was knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful, communicative, responsive and timely throughout the entire ordeal. Ryan is easy to deal with, truly cares about his clients and is a genuinely nice guy. I strongly recommend him. If you get in a jam in Northern California, Ryan should be your first call.
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Posted by Regina | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NOT ONCE NOT TWICE BUT THREE TIMES!!!!!!!!
Ryan Birss has stepped up for my family. He has always went over & above what I would expect out of a lawyer. From getting a DUI dropped off of my daughter's record and removing several traffic tickets so that she was able to have her license reinstated to representing my son in several felony cases that never ended up in state prison even though that was the probation department's recommendation. In both cases the DA's office went on record to state they did not agree with the sentencing and wanted him in prison. Ryan is a ray of sunshine that brings hope in this broken system. He truly cares and treats you like family not just a number. Ryan Birss will always be my family and friends go to lawyer.
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Posted by Jerod | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!! Relaxed and copacetic!!
Ryan made the situation less stressful and did all that he could considering the fault on my end. Reasonable, understanding and is emotionally connected to his clients and understands any and all situations. He made my case less intense and realized that the petty stuff that gets charged by the county is at times over bearing and will filter out the truth. Anyways, I recommend Ryan to anybody that is seeking good counsel to represent them. He will call the facts and fight for the unjust. Very reasonably priced and well worth every bit. Thanks Ryan!!
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Posted by Karen | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! I'd hire him again.
Ryan was knowledgeable, business like but personable. He was honest and upfront. Didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. We didn't get the outcome we wanted but then again Ryan came in three quarters of the way through. If I would have had Ryan at the get-go I'm sure the outcome would have been different, and if I ever needed a criminal lawyer again I would most definitely call him but hopefully I won't have to.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped a ton in what could have been a bad situation
Ryan helped clean up a big mess and I really appreciate him and his staff!
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well Satisfied With Result
I hired Mr. Birss when a past conviction got in the way of my application for teaching credential clearance. Mr. Birss was able to successfully have my charges dropped down to a misdemeanor, then getting my records expunged altogether. He was quick to respond to any questions I had, and facilitated the whole process smoothly. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
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Posted by Casey | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
After being taken to jail for a domestic violence charge I knew I needed to call a lawyer I could trust. I hired Ryan 3 years ago for what could have been a serious charge.... his fast action and lawyer expertise reduced it to only taking a class and nothing serious on my record! So this time I knew Ryan would be my best option.... after one week of dealing with my case he had the charges dropped! I can’t thank him enough for his work and dedication and amazing professionalism! Thanks a lot Ryan!
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Posted by Mitch | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mitch & Roxanne Coccellato
We were very happy with Ryan's capacity as our lawyer! He was prompt and professional. We hired Ryan who was cost effective, efficient and did everything he said on time. Also in our past experiences with lawyers it's hard to get a call back, Ryan was great with communication and letting us know what to expect throughout the process. We were very pleased with his representation of us and now keep him on retainer. We highly recommend him! Thanks again Ryan.
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Posted by Michael J. | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above-Average & Responsive
On 8/19/17 I was arrested and jailed in Red Bluff, Calif. on a charge of DUI. I reside in Alameda County and needed a local attorney to shepherd me through the criminal justice system. Ryan provided the legal representation I needed and he did an excellent job. He has good interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, and he helped me through a stressful time. He consistently treated my with dignity and respect throughout. I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Tim | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional Experience With Ryan Birss
Ryan helped me twice in the last year, and both times the outcomes were better than I could have expected. He listened to me and stayed on top of everything I asked of him. He kept me in the loop throughout on both occasions, and offered solutions that he felt would benefit me most, and if I didn't feel comfortable with a suggestion, he gave me multiple other options. Because of him I am able to get my life back on track by getting some of the worst counts against me dropped or "stayed" and was relentless when communicating with the DA. He has many resources and doesn't hesitate to use them when needed. I put my faith and trust in him and was very happy with the outcomes. I hired Ryan first in October of 2016 for a second DUI and a concealed weapon charge. The DA wanted to give me the most severe penalty available, which was ten years of not being able to buy or possess a firearm. He got the weapon charge dropped completely. That was very important to me and he totally came through. I didn't hesitate to contact and hire him again when the most recent incident occurred in April of 2017. I was arrested for driving on a suspended license, breaking probation, driving without an IID, and a third DUI. He got all counts either stayed or dropped all together. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone that has any similar needs. Thank you Ryan
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan for the win....
Ryan was awesome from day one. Always honest and up front. Hes easy to talk to and always made me feel comfortable in a very high stress time in my life. I'm very thankful for all he did for our case. He can be aggressive when needed even though he doesn't come across that way!! Ryan has since became a friend of not only mine but my family. I would and do highly recommend Ryan to all my friends, family, and clients that may need legal advice.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ryan H. Birss Attorney at Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Eric Alan Berg & Associates Inc.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Clerk
  • Solano County Public Defender
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Univ of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Hastings Law Journal
  • Alito's Way: Application of Justice Alito's Concurring Opinion in United States v. Jones to Cell Phone Location Data
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer cases I can't take due to scheduling conflicts or jurisdiction to this attorney. He has the rare qualities of being both good and likeable. I am also co-counsel with him on a case and I am impressed at his insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan Birss is a very hard working dedicated advocate for our clients. His easy going, confident and mature nature helps him to deal with complex issues. His poise allows him to excel. He has won many motions and has gotten many prosecutions against our clients dismissed, including cases involving drunk driving, drugs and marijuana issues. He always does the legal research necessary to make persuasive arguments for his cases. I have enjoyed having Ryan as a lead attorney in our firm. Eric Alan Berg. 9/27/2018"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan thinks quickly and is never rattled by surprises. He eloquently orates creative solutions to problems. Most importantly, he knows how to simplify complex issues and win."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is a thoughtful, brilliant, kind and thorough attorney. I have worked with him for over a year, and I'm proud to call him my friend. If I had a friend who needed a criminal defense attorney, I would send them to Ryan with no reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is one of the best young attorneys I have met in many years. He uses his intelligence and experience to help clients resolve criminal matters to their satisfaction. I highly recommend Ryan."
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Redding Criminal defense Lawyer Ryan Harlan Birss
Ryan Harlan Birss
Criminal defense Attorney
Redding, CA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation