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K. Ryan Helmick

The Defense Firm
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K. Ryan Helmick
The Defense Firm
Las Vegas,
 NV

I was born in Elkins, West Virginia. Eventually, I spent my childhood living and growing up with my younger brother in both Las Vegas, NV, and Cocoa Beach, FL as my parents lived on opposite coasts. I am a proud father of my 8-year-old daughter. My daughter was born with Cerebral Palsy and is my ultimate teacher and a daily reminder of the importance of listening, engaging, and above all having a patient and empathetic view on life. All of these being attributes I need and use every day in my practice. I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Criminal Justice at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I then moved to San Diego, CA to go to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 

During my time there, I made the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence. My studies in law school were in Criminal Law and Trial Practice. Every year I attend at least one seminar on new changes and practices in the Criminal Defense field. I have trained with the Trial Lawyers College, founded by famed trial lawyer Gerry Spence, on more than one occasion. Likewise, I had the great pleasure of being mentored by the legendary Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, the late Bill Terry.

I practice exclusively in Criminal Defense and DUI law. Since becoming a lawyer, I humbly share that I have been recognized for National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” for multiple years. Beginning with 2018 through 2021, I have been selected as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of DUI Attorneys. In 2020 I was selected as “10 Best Under 40” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. In 2020 and 2021 I was honored by Super Lawyers and made their Mountain States Rising Stars list. This honor is given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Nevada. In 2021, I was also honored by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers as “Litigator of the Year” as well as the Top-Ranking Attorney by The American Association of Attorney Advocates. Lastly, I was also given the Client’s Choice Award for 2016, 2017, and 2019 by AVVO, a nationally recognized lawyer rating service. Please feel free to look up prior client reviews and other additional information at www.avvo.com. This website will allow you to search for my name under “Find a Lawyer”.

In my representation of you, we will go over every aspect of your case and what to expect. My goal in representing you is to get the best possible outcome for your case. My team and I will keep you informed of any important information that comes up during my representation of you. Additionally, if you need to get ahold of me or my team, you can always reach me by calling, emailing, or even texting our office. We understand times are changing and we are evolving with the times to make communicating with us as efficient as possible. I do my best to make it a point to get back with you as soon as I can. However, there may be times, as you can imagine, where I am immediately unavailable as I may be in court or working on a case. I look forward to representing you on your case.


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