Ryan M. Busby
My legal practice is focused primarily on criminal defense, specifically misdemeanor defense and low level felonies. Further, I have extensive experience assisting persons with criminal convictions to restore their rights and get out from under the constraints of prior convictions. In addition to criminal defense I represent landlords at all stages of the rental process from drafting lease agreements to evictions.
Raised in rural northern California, I grew up enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in Santa Rosa, California, I decided to move north and attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I graduated magna cum laude in 2012.
Following my first year of law school, I interned with the Spokane County Office of Public Defense, assisting in the representation of defendants facing serious felony charges. During the second half of my law school career, I worked for a Landlord Tenant attorney as a rule 9 intern preparing, filing and arguing 40-60 unlawful detainers each month. In addition, I worked as an intern for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3. While waiting for my bar results, I interned at the Shasta County District Attorney’s office in Redding, California. I then moved back north to be near my now wife, who is a Clark County native. I have been a partner with Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP since October 2018.
When I am not practicing law, I spend my time camping, golfing, and riding atv’s.
- Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
- J.D. - 2012
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa, California
- B.A. - 2009
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Political Science
- Lower Columbia Contractor’s Association, Executive Board Member
Current Employment Position
- Landlord Representation
- Contract Review
- Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
- Restoration of Firearms Rights
- Restoration of Civil Rights
- Vacating Criminal Convictions
- Oregon, 2012
- Washington, 2014