Ryan Locke is intelligent, creative, and a powerful voice for the injured and accused. See how he can help you.

I was desperate to find a trustworthy and helpful lawyer I could consult in confidence. As this was the first time I spoke with a lawyer, I didn’t really know what to expect. But I was very fortunate to have been put in touch with Ryan. He is calm, knowledgable, and kind. Ryan took great care in explaining my situation and eased my concerns...He is truly a good guy and I recommend him whole-heartedly.
— Client review


I've represented people accused of crimes, injured victims, nonprofits, immigrants, and small businesses. I've spent hundreds of hours in courts across Georgia.

When you hire me, you know that I have the courage to tackle the toughest cases and the expertise to help you win.


I graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and was awarded the highest honor for achievement in courtroom advocacy. Now, I teach trial techniques at Emory University as an adjunct professor of law. You can count on me to be on the cutting edge of appellate decisions; to write the best motions and briefs; to prepare the best possible case for you.

Hard Work

I'm determined to help you take control of your situation. I file motions, utilize investigation to locate and interview witnesses, and research the law to stay one step ahead of the government or opposing counsel. Simply put, I work tirelessly and effectively to get you the best result possible in your case.

Ryan has been an amazing and professional lawyer. He helped in a case I had with huge endeavor and dedication and it got solved successfully. I HIGHLY recommend Ryan Locke
— Dave

I like trying cases.

I'm not afraid to take a case to trial because I've been planning it from the beginning. I'm effective at telling your story because I think smart and work hard. And as a small firm, our focus is on your needs. My clients never worry if I'm ready for trial; they know I expect it.

I fix mistakes other lawyers have made.

I craft successful appeals by an exhaustive review of the record and a keen eye for good issues. A winning appeal requires a thorough review of the record, strong command of the law, and an eloquent brief. I identify the most persuasive arguments and relentlessly pursue them in drafting our briefs and arguing before appellate courts.

The people who need you are underdogs. People who aren’t being treated fairly. People who need help from someone that truly cares and really understands rights and issues.
— Jennifer, a client

I don't need to raise my voice to be heard.

I have the credibility with adversaries and judges needed to get things done. 

I regularly appear in courts throughout the state and in front of the Supreme Court of Georgia, where I argue appeals in the most serious criminal cases. I am also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, host a podcast about appellate practice, and maintain comprehensive resources on this website for other lawyers.

I have a law degree from the University of Georgia, where I was one of ten students from my law school class inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was a pupil in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court.

I have superb reviews. I am rated 10/10 by Avvo, rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and have been selected as a Rising Star in Georgia SuperLawyers and a Legal Elite in Georgia Trend magazine. My professional accomplishments speak for themselves.

I devote substantial time to pro bono work, including representing prisoners under federal sentence seek reductions in their sentences with Clemency Project 2014, fighting charges filed against peaceful protesters in the Occupy Atlanta and other social justice movements, and litigating on behalf of indigent plaintiffs with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (where I won the largest verdict ever obtained by the organization).

I would love to see if I can help you.