Ryan Michael Garvey, Esq.

Founding Scottsdale Attorney

When it comes to providing relentless representation to clients facing serious family law or criminal matters, founding attorney, Ryan Michael Garvey, has the skill, experience, and knowledge to seek favorable results. Mr. Garvey is a former Assistant District Attorney and spent time as a County Prosecutor as well. This experience prosecuting serious criminal matters has resulted in a unique insight regarding how the other side thinks when defending a case. In his time as a prosecutor, he handled thousands of criminal cases including those involving DUI. When he left his office, he had an undefeated trial record.

He was formally trained by the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C and in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to working for the government, Mr. Garvey worked for large litigation firms in Seattle, Washington, contributing to the success of complex litigation matters, including the landmark case of Microsoft v. Sun Microsystems in 2001. Later he worked as counsel to the estate of Kurt Cobain in its litigation with the remaining members of the famous rock group, Nirvana.

Shortly thereafter, Ryan Garvey decided to form his own practice specializing in the aggressive and tactical representation of clients in family law and criminal litigation. Since then, he has formed and headed up successful litigation firms in both King County, Washington and Maricopa County, Arizona. His dedicated service, compassion towards his clients, and proven litigation strategies have made Sonoran Law Group a leader in the family law and criminal litigation fields in both Washington and Arizona.

When Ryan Garvey commits to a client and their case, he always fights to win. Get Sonoran Law Group on your side - call our Scottsdale attorneys today!

Bar Associations

  • Arizona
  • Washington
  • District of Colombia, Washington DC


  • Seattle University, B.S., 1996
  • Seattle University, J.D., 2001

National & State Awards & Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence: 2016 Premier 100
  • The Global Directory of "Who's Who" Top Lawyer 2016
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers: 2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys:
    • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2015
    • 10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction Award 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • The American Academy of Trial Attorneys recognizes excellent attorneys across the country and celebrates those who continue to demonstrate success and quality services.

  • Out of 1.2 million lawyers across the country, fewer than 1 % are selected to be a part of the NAJ Premier 100 title. This honor is reviewed by a third party before publication.

  • An invitation only based organization, composed of qualified and premiere criminal defense trial lawyers from each state.

  • The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys honors the 10 criminal defense law firms that demonstrate excellent services and dedication to the clients they represent.

  • To be nominated into this title, law firms must be nominated by their peers and demonstrate the highest level of professional achievement within their legal field.

  • An annual publication dedicated to recognizing professionals that demonstrate hard work, commitment, and excellence in their field.

  • As Premier DUI Attorneys, our team has proven to possess skills, knowledge, and experience that other DUI attorneys cannot match, earning this prestigious honor and qualification.

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