Ryan Witt is a premier DUI and criminal defense trial attorney. Over two decades ago, Ryan began his legal career by working as a deputy prosecutor in three of the busiest counties in our state. Soon, Ryan was prosecuting some of the most serious felony cases. In his first trial for the Kitsap Special Assault Unit, he secured a life sentence.
For several years, Ryan was in trial nearly every week, mastering how prosecutors review, charge, and prosecute cases. This invaluable experience has provided Ryan with the skills and unique insight to offer the best defense available to his clients. He has handled many potential life sentence cases and “most serious offense” cases and many of those clients have served no jail time. This is due to aggressively presenting the unique facts surrounding every client’s defense.
In the past decade, Ryan has focused his practice on DUI / DWI, Hit & Run, Assault, Theft, Physical Control, Minor in Possession, Malicious Mischief, Harassment, Driving With License Suspended, Trespass, Disorderly Conduct and Marijuana cases as well as other misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. He has also been successful in seeking reduction in felony charging to misdemeanors.
Over the years, Ryan has been recognized for his leadership, mastery, and willingness to aggressively protect the rights of the accused. He has been named Best Attorney in the Best of West Sound as well Best of Kitsap polls. Additionally, he has been recognized with many other legal awards over the course of his 20+ year career. And, while you will find Ryan aggressive and commanding in a courtroom, most clients find him to be a very authentic and easy going person who truly understands that good people can make mistakes.
No matter how challenging your case, Ryan will push the Prosecutor for a fair resolution. When a judge says, “We have a bench policy against that,” Ryan will never back down or shy away from changing the system for the better. Defendants must be treated with dignity and be afforded the presumption of innocence at each stage of the process.
If you are facing a legal challenge and want the best attorney for the task, reach out and discuss your concerns with Ryan. He is available 7 days a week and ready to help.
Ryan grew up in Alaska and played hockey his entire life. He continues to use the skills and grit he developed as a hockey player to serve his clients. He is always prepared to outwork and outperform opposing counsel. His favorite hockey quote is from Wayne Gretzky, “A good hockey player skates where the puck is. A great hockey player skates to where the puck is going to be.” In the game of hockey or the practice of law, preparation and anticipation is everything. Ryan is always one step ahead of his opponents.
If you can’t find Ryan at the office or the courthouse, he is probably skiing. Once a hockey coach, he had to trade in his hockey skates for skis. Ryan’s children are passionate about alpine ski racing and Ryan is passionate about trying to keep up with them. In the summer months, he trades the skis for a mountain bike and also enjoys boating around Gig Harbor.