Director of Criminal Defense
Ryan Bleau is a 2002 graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in May 1999 from Assumption College.
While a law student at Quinnipiac University, Ryan worked as a research assistant for Professor Harry Mazadoorian. Ryan compiled material on state and national policies regarding alternative dispute resolution for publication of a book entitled Mediation Practice Book Critical Tools, Techniques and Forms by Professor Harry Mazadoorian, LawFirst Publishing (September 2002). Additionally, Ryan was instrumental in introducing the American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Advocacy Competition to Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Ryan also completed a Legislative Externship for the State of Connecticut Governor's Legal Counsel Office in Hartford, Connecticut. He assisted with drafts of anti-terrorism legislation and reported to the Chief Legal Counsel regarding the Enron and other politically and legally relevant hearings.
Upon graduating from Quinnipiac University School of Law, Ryan received the Judge F. Owen Egan Book Award recognizing his work in the area Alternative Dispute Resolution. Additionally, Ryan was a recipient of both the Superior Classroom Performance Award and Service to the Law School Award.
Ryan Bleau brings 12 years of DUI and criminal defense litigation experience to the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green. For six of those years, Ryan worked as an Assistant City Public Defender at the Tucson City Public Defender's Office where he defended people accused of crimes in all stages of litigation. While at the Public Defender's Office, Ryan served as the office point person for Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test litigation. The litigation impacted thousands of Arizona DUI cases. As a result of his work in the Intoxilyzer 8000 litigation, Ryan was awarded the Rising Star Award by the Arizona Public Defender Association.
Following his time at the Public Defender's Office, Ryan joined the criminal defense law firm of Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC. During his roughly five years at Nesci & St. Louis, Ryan gained additional litigation experience in a variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal defense matters. Throughout his tenure at Nesci & St. Louis, Ryan was recognized for his exceptional work as evidenced by his annual receipt of the SuperLawyers Rising Star Award (2013-present).
Ryan has dedicated his career toward defending the accused. He belongs to professional organizations that share his passion for criminal defense. Ryan is a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (2009-present) and National College for DUI Defense (2012-present). In 2016, Ryan was also invited to the Morris K. Udall American Inn of Court. The Inn of Court consists of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals similarly dedicated to professional excellence.
In addition to his trial practice, Ryan has lectured at various Continuing Legal Education seminars. He has presented at the Arizona Public Defender's Association (2012-2014), 6th Annual Criminal Law Ethics Seminar (2012) and the City of Tucson Public Defender's Office (2009, 2011-2012, 2014, 2017).
United States Supreme Court, January 2017
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, November 2012
United States District Court, District of Arizona, August 2007
State of Arizona, April 2005
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, December 2003