Ryan is a principal founding partner at Tait & Hall. He focuses his practice on Criminal and Injury Litigation. As a persuasive and effective former prosecutor, Ryan Tait is able to successfully capture the attention and respect of opponents, judges and jurors alike. While a prosecutor, Ryan forged extensive trial skills that earned him recognition in each bureau he was assigned. These bureaus extended from Pretrial, Juvenile, Adult, and Major Crimes, and marked the beginning of a prolific career in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where he litigated thousands of criminal case. His fearless tenacity combined with his natural ease in the courtroom resulted in Ryan taking more cases to trial and boasting a higher success rate than any other attorney in his Major Crimes bureau, as well as being selected to train other Deputy County Attorneys on effective trial advocacy. Although prosecution was a lifelong dream for Ryan, his experience in the real life world of criminal “justice” was a far cry from the ideals he had taken with him into the profession. Realizing the countless numbers of accused whose attorneys seemed to have no real concern for their clients or the will and talent to defend their rights caused Ryan fight put his energy and tenacity to work fighting for the individual, instead of the government.
Ryan is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. In Law School he participated in Moot Court, was an editor on the Entertainment Law Review, and was an active member of the Business Law Program. He co-founded the UCLA Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, which placed a heavy focus on ensuring integrity in the practice of law. Ryan’s post-degree education has continued through hundreds of hours of specialized training focused on identifying weaknesses in opponent cases. He is also a member and graduate of the inaugural class of the Arizona Criminal Forensic Academy, an exclusive group of elite criminal attorneys qualified to handle highly complex cases. He authored the property section of the Arizona Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Disaster Relief Plan, and volunteers as a mock judge for Moot Court participants at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Ryan’s combined educational backing and fervent personal investment in each client has been a formula for consistent success. Ryan’s criminal clients have reaped the benefits of his advocacy in the form of an impressive collection of dismissals and jury acquittals and his civil clients have been made whole through impressive settlements. Whether you or a loved one has found themselves in a compromising position with the law or need a fighter to battle an insurance company, Ryan’s compassion and perseverance has the power to alter the course of your future for the better. Call (480) 405-6767 or email him directly at Ryan@TaitandHall.com.