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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • North Carolina
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I love competition and thrive on being a trial lawyer. I'm known as the 'DWI Guy' and 100% own it. It's what I do. I'm in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame as my colleagues voted me as North Carolina's Top Criminal Law Attorney in 2016. I appreciate all the awards and recognition, from serving on Law Review to Business NC's Top 30 Under 30, to Super Lawyers, to the National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 Under 40, but it's helping people that makes me truly happy.

What will become clear after speaking with me?

[1] I'm direct and strategically-aggressive.

[2] My niche is getting people (Judges, Lawyers, DA's Office, etc.) to say "Yes" when they don't want to.

[3] Our custom internal-process and checks & balance systems will be relieving.

Being a certified NBA Player Agent (NBPA), the time I don’t spend battling it out in court, I spend either recruiting NBA prospects or reliving my glory days on the basketball court. I’ve been the Commissioner of the Mecklenburg County Lawyer Basketball League for years. Check out the photo-section for our recent Championship portrait. You’ll have the opportunity to hold our 50lb. gavel as it’s proudly displayed as soon as you walk in our building.

I’m a West Virginia native who fights to the end. I started my professional career in the Corporate & Investment Banking world. Although very interesting, I didn’t know my personal end-game until I formed RTS Law Group. Our employees are sharp, passionate, and feel like they are members of my family (some actually are). This has all been a dream-come-true. I’m looking forward to fighting on your behalf.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all cards, and are on top of technology with regard to forms of payment and payment links.
  • Contingent Fees
    This depends on the type of case, as well as the stage of each case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Professional Experience
Deal Partner
Wachovia Equipment Finance
West Virginia University College of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
Ryan spent most of his final year on Law Review and practicing law under a supervising attorney in the Legal Clinic.
Honors: J.D.
Activities: Law Review
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 37766
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Firm Website Bio
Super Lawyers (Attorney Ryan T. Smith, Esq.)
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Contact & Map
RTS Law Group
1800 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Telephone: (704) 552-4444
Cell: (704) 552-4444
Fax: (704) 973-9468