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Case Results

Violent Crime

Not Guilty.

After a three-day jury trial, client was acquitted of charges of first-degree murder, carrying a life sentence, and charges arising under the Uniform Firearms Act.

Drug Crime

Not Guilty.

In a co-defendant trial spanning three days, client was acquitted of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with Evidence.

Sex Crime

Not Guilty.

Following a day long jury trial, client was acquitted of 12 counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, indecent exposure, incest, and various attempt crimes.

White-Collar Crime

Judgment of Acquittal.

After two years of litigation and one previous dismissal, client was acquitted in felony theft and conspiracy case, which involved 2,000-plus pages of documentary evidence.

Drug Crime

0 Gram Finding.

Following a week-long jury trial in a 48-defendant federal drug-conspiracy, jury found client was responsible for 0 grams of heroin or cocaine, thereby avoiding 15 year mandatory.

Violent Crime


After a preliminary hearing, magistrate dismissed charges of robbery and kidnapping based upon surveillance footage at client’s employer providing an alibi defense.

All Results


Ryan James holding a book and smiling

Ryan James, Criminal Defense Attorney
and Founder of James Law, LLC

My passion is helping people find solutions to their biggest problems.

I founded James Law, a criminal defense practice servicing the Pittsburgh area, on the idea that people deserve to be better informed and more involved in their representation.

When clients choose me, I’m readily available to address their questions and concerns. I believe in quality over quantity. This allows me the preparation, time, and attention needed to fully defend your rights and liberties.

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