Ryan is proud to once again be recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2017. Ryan started representing people charged with crimes and injured or killed by the negligence of others as an associate in the Law Offices of N. Trey Pettlon and then as a partner in the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie.
Ryan does primarily criminal defense and has a great deal of experience defending both adults and juveniles who are charged with crimes. Ryan is one of the very few attorneys in Kansas City to win a "Not Guilty by Reason of Mental defect" jury verdict. For several years Ryan gave monthly lectures on juvenile law, and he has extensive experience with every phase of the juvenile case from defending a client against the most serious allegations including sex crimes or other violent crimes to defending a juvenile waived to adult court or certified for adult prosecution.
Over the years, Ryan has been able to get numerous extraordinary recoveries for clients gravely injured in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, trip and fall cases and dog bite cases.
Ryan was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 just confirming what our clients have known about Ryan for years. The designation is a tremendous honor bestowed on fewer than 2% of attorneys 40 years old and younger, and the culmination of a lot of work on behalf of his clients and a lot of success in court. He is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Kansas Bar Association, and a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
"Ryan has the knowledge, experience and argument skills that make him an effective advocate for his clients, but to me, it's his genuine concern for his clients and their cases that makes him a great attorney. And that's what I hear most from his clients. He finds out what is important to each client, and he will fight to get the best result possible for that client. That is what I am most impressed with about Ryan." - Trey Pettlon