Ryan Kolbeck is the person to call if you or a loved one is accused of a crime. With experience in trying all types of criminal cases, from federal drug conspiracy trials to murder trials, drug allegations to driving under the influence cases, Ryan prepares every case as if it could go to trial and has been successful in obtaining dismissals from suppression motions or acquittals in jury trials.
Ryan practices in every courtroom in southeastern South Dakota, and has tried jury trials in Watertown, Madison, and Sioux Falls (in both state and federal court). Ryan knows how to work with prosecutors if that is in the best interest of his client, but also knows how to try a criminal case if there is no room for a plea agreement and the best option is a jury trial. Driving under the influence accusations are Ryan’s “bread and butter”, with him successful in obtaining not guilty jury verdicts and also getting the best plea agreement possible when that is in the best interest of his client.
Contact Kolbeck Law Office today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
Call Attorney Ryan Kolbeck today at 605-306-4384 to arrange your initial consultation.
Ryan Kolbeck was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After attending the University of South Dakota School of Law, Ryan has been practicing mainly criminal defense since 2005 and is licensed to practice in South Dakota and the 8th Circuit Federal District Court. During this time, Ryan gained valuable experience defending clients accused of all types of criminal activities.
Seeing a need in the State Legislature to help those accused of a crime, Ryan helped form the South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2009. This group now has over 75 lawyers from South Dakota who lobby the legislature and work together to share information to help everyone defend criminal cases. In a position voted to by his colleagues, Ryan was President of the SDACDL until 2017 when he was voted President of another great organization, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. Exercising his leadership skills as President of multiple lawyer organizations has led Ryan to gain great friendships with attorneys across the State and provided Ryan skills needed to negotiate with other trial lawyers. Due to this work and other contributions to the community, Ryan was voted the South Dakota Young Lawyer of the Year in 2010.
In private practice Ryan has gained valuable experience in representing the injured in personal injury trials and insurance denial claims. By attending the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Ryan has learned how to best represent the injured to receive fair compensation for their injuries.
When representing individuals against the incredible power of the government or an insurance company, an attorney must constantly improve his skills. Ryan does this. Most of his work within the SDTLA has been finding national-level speakers and educators to come to South Dakota and teach their skills.