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Ryan Locke

Ryan Locke

We get justice for people who are injured and people unfairly convicted of crime
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Georgia
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Ryan Locke represents people who have been injured and people who have been unfairly convicted from his office in Atlanta. Formerly a public defender, Ryan uses the same passion and relentless advocacy for his clients today. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law; hosts a podcast about appellate practice called Georgia Appellate Review; and maintains comprehensive legal resources on his website for lawyers and the public, such as his guide for using the HITECH Act to get cheap medical records and his guide for people to change their name and gender in Georgia government documents.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law
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I am an adjunct professor of law for the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, a seven-day program for all second-year students modeled after the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's program for teaching practicing lawyers.
Goodman McGuffey
I represented insurance companies in insurance coverage and liability matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Staff Attorney
Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Managed all aspects of defense of juveniles charged with felony, misdemeanor, and status offenses by interviewing and counseling the juvenile and family; fact-finding through formal and informal discovery by motions practice and by directing a team of investigators; analyzing facts to develop strategies and arguments; preparing witnesses for motions hearings, trial, and sentencing hearings; orchestrating effective rehabilitative solutions with state and county agencies; and representing juveniles at probable cause hearings, motions hearings, and trial. Managed criminal appeals before the Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court by reviewing trial transcripts for appellate issues; researching law; analyzing potential issues to determine the probable outcome; developing strategies and arguments; investigating the underlying facts; filing and arguing motions for new trial; writing briefs; and preparing and delivering oral arguments
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: The Order of Barristers
Activities: Pupil, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court; Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
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University of Richmond
B.A. (2007) | Rhetoric & Communications Studies; Psychology
Honors: The Lexicon Award, a departmental honor
Activities: Mock Trial Team, University Speech Center consultant, Rhetoric teaching assistant
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Rising Star
Georgia Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Georgia Trend Magazine
The Order of Barristers
The Order of Barristers
Professional Associations
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association
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American Association of Justice
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Articles & Publications
Resetting the Doomsday Clock: Is it Constitutional for Laches to Bar a Copyright Infringement Claim within the Statute of Limitations?
Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Using HIPAA and HITECH to get medical records
Schenk Smith
Outstanding achievement in Socratic method--Member of the class whose performance in Socratic dialogue entertained us the most
University of Georgia School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Locke Law Firm, LLC
1355 Peachtree Street NE Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (404) 900-5672