Testimonials

We would like to thank you for all the time and effort you put into defending [Client]. The actions that you have taken made all the difference. When the incident had first taken place, and even the few months after we were in a state of despair with what we viewed as a bleak situation. However, your eloquence and confidence in discussing with us the outlook of [Client]’s case breathed a new sense of hope...
Wife of client acquitted of Assault I, Assault III, and Burglary I in a jury trial
You saved my life. I was charged with the most serious crime you can be charged with and you believed in my innocence. Thank you for getting everything dismissed.
Thank you from a client charged with Aiding Murder
Thank you for the superb job you did on [Client]’s case. We found you to be very knowledgeable, efficient and caring. It was a great help to us. Wishing you continued success.
Mother of a happy client
Thanks for your hard work in my case. Being able to maintain a clean record was important to me and you made that happen. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you note from a happy client
Thank you for your very professional expertise in handling my son’s extremely serious case. We are so happy he will be allowed to go to Teen Challenge and pray he will totally turn his life around. Without your involvement we believe this would not have happened. We will keep you informed of his progress.
Client’s mother and father (very rare departure from 86 months in prison (Beltrami County))
I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for my family and I recently. I am positive that I would not have had as favorable a result if you weren’t involved in the process. If there is anything I can ever do to help you with your business, please do not hesitate. You provide...
A very happy client whose charges were dismissed
Just wanted to say thank you for taking my case and all of the time and skill you put into helping me. Also Shelly. Anytime I called, she listened and never rushed my call. Take care and enjoy the Holidays with your families.
From a very happy client!
Thank you for working so hard for [Client], you really did a great job and everyone was really impressed.
Client who Ryan obtained 3 not guilty verdicts for on Assault I, Assault III, and Burglary (Assault)
I want to thank you for all that you have done for [my daughter]. Even though I wanted a stiffer penalty for her – I’m really glad she didn’t go to jail. No parent wants their child to have to go thru that. She is my only child and I love her very much. I...
A thank you note
I just wanted to thank you for fighting hard and getting my case dismissed today in court.
Client who was charged with Gross Misdemeanor Assault – Ryan convinced the trial judge to dismissal all charges for lack of probable cause
Thank you for getting my DWI charges dismissed. Despite having a blood alcohol level of .14, you were able to keep a DWI conviction off my record. I am grateful.
Client whose DWI charges were dismissed
I cannot thank you enough for the hard work you did to prepare for my case. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you! You are an awesome attorney – I hope you are getting all of the recognition you deserve. You can count on my referral to everyone I know! I hope (friend)...
Client charged with GM DUI/Refusal—Ryan obtained two not guilty jury verdicts and client was completely acquitted
I want to thank you for sticking around with me after court last week. I was kind of lost as to what to do. I noticed that the lady in front of me was by herself. Made me think if her attorney left her after court to fend for herself. I’m glad that wasn’t the...
A happy client
Thank you for helping me through a difficult time. I appreciate your talents and hard work.
A happy client
Thank you for getting my criminal charges dismissed. Throughout this entire court process, these criminal charges were hanging over my head and it was a constant worry for me. At court yesterday you got my drug charge dismissed and convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the other two charges in six months. Thanks for keeping my...
Client charged with multiple felony drug offenses
With all the things we had to do following my court date, I feel like I never had the chance to properly thank you for all that you did to help me. So … thank you! It was nice knowing you were really there to help ME and not just go through the process. I...
A thank you note from a police officer Ryan represented
Thank you for assisting (our son) with his Hennepin County appearance. We are all very appreciative for what you did. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!
Client with an excellent result
Thank you so much for the expert care that you did for my daughter’s case. You helped her with her 2nd DWI and you were with her every step of the way of the way on her 3rd DWI. You allowed her the year to recover and again words can’t tell you how grateful I...
Mother of client charged with her 3rd DWI in 3 years (Ryan obtained a departure for a client and avoided the mandatory minimum penalties; Client was required to serve no jail or EHM)
Thank you for your hard work in my jury trial. Without you, I would have been convicted like my 3 co-defendants. I owe you everything.
A very happy client who was acquitted at trial
I found Ryan to be extremely helpful and professional on my DWI case. He won my implied consent hearing and negotiated a good result on my criminal charge. It was a very stressful time for me and having Ryan’s counsel was extremely helpful. Thanks Ryan.
A happy client
Thank you for getting my DWI charges dismissed. Although I was way over the legal limit, you somehow kept those horrible charges off my record. The lawyer who recommended you was absolutely right – you are the best.
A happy client (No DWI Conviction!)
Thank you for getting my Gross Misdemeanor and Misdemeanor charges dismissed in court last month. With everything going on in my life right now, this was the last problem I wanted to deal with. My record now remains clean and my entire family thanks you.
A client whose charges were dismissed
The outcome from all of your tireless work got my case dismissed. You went above and beyond in providing me with countless documents, you kept me up to date with things that were happening in my case, and providing me numerous hours of behind the scenes work. If I can I will be recommending you...
A client whose DWI charges were dismissed
Thank you for all your help and hard work.
A happy client
Please accept this token of gratitude. I hope you enjoy a nice lunch with the family and walk to Excelsior Park or a quite dinner with your better half! The work you do is so very important. Thank you – infinite …
Thank you letter from a lawyer Ryan represented
As a local physician, it was imperative that my criminal record is clear. Ryan Garry was not only able to plead my DWI case down to a careless driving offense, but was also somehow able to get the implied consent dropped. I could not have hoped for a better result. Throughout this entire unfortunate ordeal,...
A doctor who needed his charges dismissed
Thank you for the superb job you did on [my son’s] case. We found you to be very knowledgeable, efficient and caring. It was a great help to us. Wishing you continued success.
Mother of client charged with Felony Domestic Assault, Third Degree Assault, and Pattern of Harassing Conduct
Ryan, You really have a gift and are very good at what you do. You’re top-notch all the way! Keep up the great work. I will definitely refer others to you. After a very long 9 months, I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Things could have been way worse. I was...
From a client whose felony assault case was dismissed
Thank you for everything you did. You SAVED MY LIFE and I will never, ever forget how hard you worked. I will never forget you.
A happy client who avoided deportation after Ryan successfully resolved the case
I just want to express my gratitude for not only handling this case, but also doing so in a timely manner! Now, I should be good to start my career in Colorado. Thanks again.
Client whose case was dismissed
[My wife] and I want to thank you for what you did for our son – If he continues with his life style he should be in good shape in a few years. Ryan, please accept our sincerest thank you. You definitely worked you magic…. You Saved Our Son!
Mother and father of client charged with in a felony drug case
Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am for everything you have done for me. Because of you I will be able to watch my daughter grow up. That in itself is a bigger blessing than I could ever have hoped for. Not only did you represent me with professionalism, but you stood by...
Thank you note from a client involved in a major federal drug conspiracy
I just can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you.
Client charged with a felony drug offense (No Conviction)
Ryan Garry saved my life, my children’s future, my whole family’s future, and I am forever grateful. I was being bullied by the government, and almost signed something admitting guilt to something I was not guilty of. Now i know why they call lawyers “counselor” … he kept me calm, always got back to me,...
A doctor whose charges were dismissed
You are the “bomb of barristers.” Thanks for giving me a new start on life. I owe you.
A happy client
Thanks for the help with my case – I knew nothing going in so it was essential to have someone on my side with a working understanding of the legal system. I truly appreciate the work you did for me and I am satisfied with the outcome we were able to win. I have no...
Client charged with Fifth Degree Assault, Indecent Exposure, and Criminal Damage to Property
Ryan, Thank you so much for helping me though a difficult period. I greatly appreciate everything you’ve done. Enclosed are some gift cards for you to take your wife for a nice evening and the family to breakfast. While it is in return a small gesture of appreciation, please know that your generosity will always...
A very happy client
Thank you for representing [Client]. Do not doubt that the good things that you do are recognized by those around you! Thanks again.
Family of client who was acquitted at trial in 2012
I have told all of my friends that drink to call me if they get a DWI and I will refer them to the “BEST CRIMINAL ATTORNEY IN MN.” Don’t be surprised if you get a referral from me.
A happy client
Ryan, I don’t think I can count the number of times I have wanted to sit down and jot a note off to you. And I don’t think I can count the number of times your name has come up with my wife, daughter and me. From the day we met right down to the...
Father of client
I have worked with Ryan who is an INCREDIBLE lawyer.
Former client who referred a friend to Ryan for a legal issue
Please know that we were honored to finally meet him. I don’t believe we have ever ran across a more professional and caring person and attorney. We had some good laughs (after the fact) here at [Client’s business] and all my employees got to meet him too. What a gem he is and his personal...
Wife of client
Cheers! A small token of my appreciation. Thanks again. To your health!
Client’s thank you note (accompanied with a bottle of 18-year Jameson) whose charges were dismissed
I was charged with Driving While Under the Influence of alcohol and Ryan worked very hard to get my charges significantly reduced. Ryan also won my implied consent hearing, which immediately reinstated my license. I am very thankful for the effort and dedication that Ryan put into my case.
Client charged with DWI
I just wanted to say thanks again for you and your staff’s help in getting the criminal side of my case dismissed. It was nice to finally get some good news.
Client who was charged with serious DWI and whose charges were dismissed at a contested hearing
It was very important to me to have a clean criminal history. Ryan met with me and explained the process of how we would attack my criminal charges. The prosecutor in my case insisted on a guilty plea. Ryan filed a motion to dismiss my case based on an illegal seizure and on the day...
A letter to Ryan
I was being investigated for a drug manufacturing operation, and turned to Ryan Garry for representation. He kept me informed, was available, and offered me reassurances based on his knowledge and judgment in dealing with the judicial system. To date, I have not been charged, and believe that my case was handled effectively. Thank you.
Client investigated in major drug manufacturing operation
Ryan was a tremendous help. He has a great personality and was always honest and sincere with me. I found Ryan to be particularly understanding and compassionate in regards to my criminal charge. He was very professional and he could tell he sincerely wanted to help me out.
A happy client
Thanks again for all your help through this process.
A thank you note
Thank you for getting my case dismissed. You made this stressful experience bearable by your kindness and understanding. Your presence in the courtroom and knowledge of the law in my case was very impressive. Should I know anyone who has a legal problem in the future, without a doubt I will recommend you.
Client charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (Drugs)
I want to thank you for everything you helped me out with. After working with you Ryan, I sincerely believe you have a great future as a lawyer, litigator or whatever your field of choice may be. It is refreshing these days to see someone with a true passion for what he does. Thank you...
A thank you letter from a financial banker Ryan represented
Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated your representation of our daughter. You were able to get the result we asked for. Your presence at our court appearance was reassuring for all of us. While we hope we will not need this type of representation again, we’ll know who to...
Parents of client
Just a note to thank you for your services. You and your staff were professional, sensitive and diligent in addressing my situation. I feel fortunate to have worked with you.
A happy client
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your help in getting [my son’s] DUI matter resolved so well. We really could not have hoped for a better outcome and I want you to know that we appreciate it. Clearly, we have issues that we need to work though with [my...
Father of client
Thanks again for fighting my driver’s license revocation. If I didn’t sound over enthused, it was just because I was just so happy about the whole car forfeiture issue to be almost put behind me and seemingly running smoothly.
A happy client
Mr. Garry saw me at 10:00 am Sunday morning. He listened to my legal problems, calmly, quietly and with undivided attention. After I finished, he thought for a very short time. He told me if I listen and following his suggestions, he may be able to get all the charges DISMISSED. I had several felony...
Thank you note
In case you couldn’t sense my gratitude the other day, I just wanted to say thanks again. I will be in touch.
Thank you note from a doctor Ryan represented on a prostitution case
I would like to thank you for your help.
Client whose case was dismissed
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. [We] really appreciated all you’ve done for me and helping us get through everything. Thanks again.
Thank you note
My daughter has told me of your legal skills to help our [grandson]. She also speaks very highly of you! Thank you for all you are doing for our [grandson].
Thank you note from client’s grandmother
I will never forget what you have done! Words are powerful and eloquent and, thanks to them, we got a favorable verdict. Yet they cannot start to express my emotional state of mind in light of the positive outcome. You were simply marvelous. Thank you for helping me to gain my life and a step...
Thank you card
I just wanted to say thank you for everything. Ryan, I couldn’t have asked for a better resolution to my case if I had tried (well I could have, but it involves cookies). You were very patient with my multitudes of questions and over thinking and I couldn’t have gotten through this without you. Thanks...
A very happy client
Hi Elizabeth and Ryan, I just got your phone message, Ryan, and I’m so happy. I can’t believe everything worked out the way it did. You both have given me my life back and you have no idea how forever grateful I am. I have really struggled emotionally through all this trying not to feel...
Very Happy Client
We really don’t know how to find the right word to express our appreciation to what you have done to help my bother and family. Thanks again for providing a great support and being an excellent attorney as you are. Have a wonderful and peaceful night.
Client’s Sister
Thanks, Elizabeth. I want to thank you and Ryan for all your hard work and help on this case. I will be sure to recommend your services to anyone who has to go through the same process.
Happy Client
I was so broken when I first met you; but within minutes after talking to you, I knew that I will be out of this mess soon and you are the one who can make it happen. Thanks for giving me the confidence and finally giving my life back. Thanks for all your sincere efforts...
Client Whose Case Was Dismissed
Dear Elizabeth, My father just called me with the good news and I wanted to personally thank you and Ryan for everything you did for me. My family and I could not be happier with the outcome. You two worked so hard to make sure a shitty situation turned out right. Thank you so, so,...
Very Happy Client
Ryan, Thank you very much for everything that you have done for me since this started until now. Pass my greetings and appreciations to Elizabeth and Shelly as well. You guys you encouraged me all the way and answered all my questions when I needed you. Driving from the cities to Rochester is very hard,...
Happy Client
Great job! Thanks for all your help and hanging in for the desired verdict. Still need a date for the celebration!
Grateful Client
Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for all you’ve done for me. Wanted to send you something extra special for your desk. Stay in touch! Very best regards.
Grateful Client
Client was charged with bribery of a victim, after pretrial, client was also charged with attempted bribery of a victim, that is 6 months after the initial charges. Despite the many hurdles and pressure from the county prosecutor, Mr. Sicoli did an amazing job. He is an excellent representative of what the criminal justice system...
Mother of Client
Ryan, my case all worked out so I have you to thank for that and much appreciated! And [client] is doing amazing in the drug court program hes actually getting into and taking it serious which is pretty cool to watch. So we want to thank you and Elizabeth for everything you guys rock!!!!:-D and...
Client’s Girlfriend / Co-Defendant
Hello, hello and hello. Just wanted to drop you guys a line and say hello and thank you for all your help and understanding and for being there for me through a very difficult time in my life. You guys are the greatest.
Happy Client
“THANK YOU” does not convey my deep appreciate for all you have done and are trying to do for [my son]!! It goes without saying that we respect your legal skills. From the moment we hired you I felt relief knowing you were fearless and would defend [my son] aggressively. What I didn’t know at...
Mother of Client
Dear Ryan: How do we thank you? Mere words cannot convey how much we appreciate everything you have done for [our son] and for us! It goes without saying how highly we regard your legal skills. That was one of the reasons we recommended you to the [referral client] family. What we have appreciated even...
Thankful Family
Ryan – I am (finally) sitting down to write a very overdue thank you. You may be thinking that “it’s my job” but you went above and beyond that in so many ways. I have not seen my brother yet, so I am not sure he understands the magnitude of everything (nor do I). But...
A Client’s Family
Elizabeth, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I, too, am very pleased with the result. I am so relieved and feel extremely blessed. I will never be able to thank you enough for your excellent representation. Thank you again.
A Grateful Client
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Latest Case Victory!

State v. B.L.M.

Statute Found Unconstitutional (2015)

Our client was charged with Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct and Possession of Child Pornography relating to sexual encounters with a 15-year-old. Our client believed (and had evidence of his belief) that the 15-year-old was really 16 (the age of consent in Minnesota). The law in Minnesota prohibits anyone more than 10 years older than the victim to raise the “mistake-of-age.” defense. Ryan and Elizabeth raised this issue before the district court, arguing that the law was unconstitutional that someone who was 10 years older than the victim could raise as a defense the mistake-of-age . . . but someone who was 11 years older could not. Our client was far older than the victim, but the same logic applied. The judge agreed and ruled that the defense could raise the mistake-of-age defense. The government dismissed the criminal sexual conduct charges and allowed to a lesser plea of guilty immediately prior to trial, a plea bargain that we were seeking since the case began.

See our Memorandum here

The Charges:

Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession of Child Pornography

The Outcome:

Statute Held Unconstitutional, Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Dismissed

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney

Ryan is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has developed a reputation as an accomplished trial attorney. Less than 3% of criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota have achieved this certification.

You might be on this website because you have a problem and you want it solved quickly and quietly. Perhaps you suspect that you are being investigated by state or federal law enforcement. How do you choose which Minneapolis criminal defense attorney to hire? The answer to that question should consider a number of factors, including the lawyer's reputation, experience, history of success, and ability to work hard and be prepared in your defense.

We are the Minneapolis criminal defense firm behind the scenes ... working together to solve your problem as efficiently as we can. Whether your issue ranges from DWI to Criminal Sexual Conduct to Murder or Expungement or major Federal White Collar Crime, we are an extremely specialized law firm designed to help you out. And you can rest assured that our criminal defense team has handled cases much like yours many times over. We have been solving problems like yours for many years, so you can be confident we have the experience and proven success to handle your issue with the utmost competency.

Word of mouth is the best advertising. Most of our cases are referred to us by former clients, other criminal attorneys, and even prosecutors who we have battled against in trial. There is a reason our opponents refer their friends and family to us when they get in a jam … because we are good at what we do. Besides being a Criminal Law Specialist, Ryan has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2009. He is also one of the few attorneys selected to represent police and law enforcement officers during “critical incidents” while on duty.

Attorney Elizabeth R. Duel is an integral part of the team and its trial work. An expert in technology with the use of a sophisticated trial program called Trial Director, she litigates nearly every jury trial with Ryan, assisting in all aspects of the litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she externed for the then-chief judge of Hennepin County Criminal Court and interned with the United States Federal Defender’s Office.

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Shelly Larson

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Ray DiPrima

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