NH DUI Attorney Ryan Russman Named a “Rising Star”

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Named one of the “best attorneys under 40” by peers. Featured in the November issue of New England Super Lawyers® magazine.

Top DUI Attorney Ryan Russman

Top DUI Attorney Ryan Russman

I'm very proud to have been named a "Rising Star" by my peers. It is a recognition of my career-long dedication to provide my clients with the very best in DUI legal defense.

New Hampshire DUI Attorney Ryan Russman of Russman Law Offices has been named by New England Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star:” one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in New England for 2011. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Hampshire receive this honor.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by a research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division.

Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers performs a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by an attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

The lawyers who rate their peers in this process are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other first-hand courtroom observation.


Attorney Ryan Russman is very honored to be named a Rising Star. He has worked very hard for his entire career to become one of the very best DUI defense lawyers; he is gratified to now be recognized as such. It further validates attorney Ryan Russman as one of a very select national group of drunk-driving defense experts.

This is the latest honor in a number of significant achievements by Attorney Ryan Russman.

NCDD SUSTAINING MEMBER – In September, 2011, he was appointed a “Sustaining Member” of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), an honor bestowed on select DUI defense lawyers who have demonstrated the skill and experience of the original “Founding Members” of the organization.

The College is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement DUI defense law. Its members represent the most experienced and best-trained DUI defense attorneys in the United States. This is a professional affirmation of criminal lawyer Russman’s demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining expertise in the complex defense of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

BOARD CERTIFIED IN DUI DEFENSE – The NCDD has the only American Bar Association (ABA) accredited Board Certification program for DUI defense. Fewer than fifty lawyers in the U.S. have achieved it. Board Certification attests to Russman’s command of both the legal and scientific aspects involved. Legal aspects include illegal interrogation, due process, search and seizure, denial of counsel, and evidentiary issues. Scientific aspects include breath, urine or blood, and physical testing involving test technology and processes, biology, chemistry, toxicology, physiology and more.

ADVANCED-LEVEL DUI TRAINING – As an active member of NCDD since 2005, Attorney Russman has regularly completed College sponsored legal and scientific seminars in DUI defense. Topics include: how to make effective opening statements and closing arguments; how to cross-examine prosecution experts and police officers; and how to find, develop and best employ defense expert witnesses.

PUBLISHED AUTHORITY ON DUI – Other lawyers and DWI specialists look to Attorney Russman for advice and the benefit of his expertise. He is the author of two well-known books on DWI in New Hampshire: one for other lawyers and one for citizens. He has also published dozens of articles and informational DUI videos on drunk-driving and related topics.

DUI TEST & SCIENTIFIC CERTIFICATIONS – Among Ryan Russman’s many certifications: Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) /IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, NHTSA /IACP Drug Evaluation, and Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician / Intoxilyzer Instrument.

OTHER LEGAL SPECIALTIES – In addition, drunk-driving attorney Russman has proven himself an extremely well-qualified attorney in criminal defense, motor vehicle and personal injury cases.


You are welcome to contact Attorney Ryan Russman for a free case review on his website, by email at FreeCaseReview(at)russmanlaw(dot)com or by phone at 603-772-3433. A consultation will be protected by attorney/client privilege, and you will be under no obligation to hire him.


As the Senior Council at Russman Law Offices, Ryan Russman has been fighting for his clients’ rights and winning cases in New Hampshire since his practice opened in 1999. A specialist in DUI law, he is a Board-Certified drunk-driving defense attorney and is rated as a top New Hampshire DUI defense lawyer -- among the top in the nation according to AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.

Attorney Ryan Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of New Hampshire citizens. Russman Law has offices in Exeter and Portsmouth, and serves all of New Hampshire, including: Atkinson, Deerfield, Hampton, Londonderry, Manchester, New Castle, Newfields, Rye, Stratham, Windham and many other locales.

Among his many professional honors, drunk-driving defense lawyer Russman is a Sustaining Member of, and is Board Certified by, the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), a national organization of top DUI defense attorneys. NCDD is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to board-certify attorneys as specialists in DUI defense. Attorney Russman has established himself as an expert and leader in the field of DUI defense by authoring books on the topic, publishing informational videos and being featured in many news media programs.

Born in Exeter, NH, in 1974, Ryan Russman received a B.A. degree, Cum Laude, from American University, Washington, DC, majoring in Political Science. He then received a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1999. Attorney Russman is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter with the New Castle Fire Department since 2000. Russman has held intern positions at the Criminal Bureau of the NH Attorney General's Office and at the NH Public Defender's Office.

A premier New Hampshire DUI Attorney, Ryan Russman is client-focused and battle-tested. He has worked very hard to establish a reputation throughout the state as a lawyer you can trust to fight for your rights – every step of the way – and provide you with the best possible legal defense.


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