Criminal Defense - DWI/DUI - Traffic Violations


Criminal Defense, DWI/DUI, Traffic Violations

Ryan Ames focuses his practice on criminal defense, including DWI charges, in both state and federal courts. He works hard to help clients facing criminal charges to navigate an overwhelming and stressful time while providing them skilled legal service.

Prior to joining SeiferFlatow, Ryan lived in Washington, DC and worked as a trial attorney in Northern Virginia. He has significant courtroom experience, having handled hundreds of trials in over twenty different jurisdictions.

Ryan’s peers recognized him as one of North Carolina’s “Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40”. He is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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“We can pretty confidently distinguish ourselves from most competitors in that we will absolutely take a case with merit all the way - we are truly looking out for the best interests of our clients. We also provide more complex services that other firms don’t, like DMV hearings, contesting civil revocations, vehicle seizure motions, expungements, etc. We have been complemented by judges in open court after trials or motions. We commit ourselves fully to clients and their cases and to have that effort acknowledged in front of the client on a regular basis is a good feeling and is good for business.”

Years of Aggressive Advocacy
5 Star Reviews on AVVO
Legal Answers Published Online
Criminal Defense

It is essential to enlist the aid of a capable Charlotte criminal defense attorney given the massive resources that both the State of North Carolina and the prosecution have at their discretion. Often, the skills of the attorney representing you are as important as the facts of your case in achieving a favorable outcome.

Traffic Violations


Ryan has been a member of SeiferFlatow since 2015. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2011 and graduated cum laude from Hofstra University in 2008.

Ryan is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as in the United States Federal Court for North Carolina and Virginia.

Getting Personal

Ryan is originally from central Maine, and spends most of his free time following the NBA (as a Boston Celtics fan) and hanging out with his dog named Cronus, who is roughly the size of an adolescent buffalo.

Experiences working with Ryan Ames

Words from clients

"The Law is extremely complicated and you must make the right decisions for the best outcome. After significant research, SeiferFlatow was our first choice and Attorney Ryan Ames delivered! He represented our interests and kept us informed throughout the process. SeiferFlatow knows the law and fights for their clients. They are the best at what they do and they are client-centric. We trusted them and they took care of us. Thanks, Ryan!"

— Benjamin
Google Review

"Ryan Ames was there for me always on court and was very compentent. He always let us know the steps he was going to take in my case and all of the possible outcomes. Highly recommend."

— Tajah
AVVO Review

"We hired Ryan to address a serious traffic violation. Ryan and his team were accessible and responsive to all of our concerns. We received a great outcome due to his hard work. Couldn't be happier."

— Paul
AVVO Review