Ryan K Hart

Ryan K. Hart

Ryan K. Hart represents companies and individuals facing high-risk criminal and civil litigation. Ryan focuses his practice on litigation pertaining to white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, international anti-corruption and financial matters, and commercial disputes.

Before joining Dickinson Wright, Ryan worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. During his time as a prosecutor, Ryan exhibited his skills as a formidable trial attorney winning more than 45 trials. He supervised intricate multi-defendant cases and investigations that implicated significant financial transactions, criminal syndicates, and multiple jurisdictions. While in Major Investigations, Ryan led the Baltimore City Police Department Northern District’s Violent Repeat Offender Initiative targeting the Northern District’s “most wanted.” Prior to joining the State’s Attorney’s Office, Ryan served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone of the Howard County Circuit Court in Maryland.

Clients turn to Ryan because they value working with a seasoned litigator who gets successful results. As a former federal criminal prosecutor and Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney, Ryan understands the subtleties required to effectively handle complex investigations, high-stakes negotiations, and complicated trials. Ryan’s efficient and aggressive approach, combined with his creative tactics, enable him to quickly solve clients’ problems in a cost-effective manner.

Education & Credentials


Middlebury College

B.A., International Politics & Economics and German, 2007
  • magna cum laude

Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., 2011
  • Georgetown University Law Center Scholar
  • Barrister’s Council, Trial Advocacy Division

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania


  • “Quantifying Hate: The Evolution of German Approaches to Measuring ‘Hate Crimes’,” with Middlebury Professor of Political Science Erik Bleich, German Politics, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2008, pp.63-80
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