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Ryan B. Tiede

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Phone: (704) 377-4164

301 S McDowell St #608
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

I moved to Cornelius, NC from the Great White North in 1996 and, while I have spent a considerable amount of time elsewhere, I have always considered it to be home.

A foundational aspect that has drawn me to the practice of law is getting to serve people in their times of need. The early portion of my legal career took a rather unique path. While in University, I became aware of a human rights organization called International Justice Mission, and I was determined to be a part of their global work. Following law school, I had the opportunity to move with my wife to Colchester, England to serve in IJM’s UK partner office. I then had the privilege to work alongside my wife in the Philippines where I worked with local attorneys to prosecute trafficking in persons cases while my wife served as a social worker. After returning home from the Philippines, I spent the next four years serving my community as a member of the District Attorney’s Office (first in Tulare County, California and then here in Mecklenburg County). These years spent as a trial attorney developing my skills in the courtroom have provided me with invaluable experience that I now have the opportunity to use to serve the interests of my clients when they are in their time in need. I have been with Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin since 2020.

When I am not in the office or the courtroom, I am most likely spending my time going on adventures with my wife and two kids, whether those adventures are in our backyard, a state park, in front of the TV cheering on the Panthers, or somewhere beyond.


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2011
Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law (Fall 2010) CALI Excellence for the Future Award, International Human Rights CALI Excellence for the Future Award, International Business Transactions Outstanding Brief & Outstanding Oral Argument, Lawyering Skills Christian Legal Society, Member

B.A. in Political Science, Azusa Pacific University, 2008

N/A, Oxford University – Oxford Summer Programme, 2006

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 2016
North Carolina, 2011
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Member Since: 2011

California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force
Member Since: 2017 to 2018
Representative of Tulare County District Attorney’s Office California Rural Crime School, Instructor on Reports and Case Filing (2017)

Work Experience
  • Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, Charlotte, NC, Assistant District Attorney, 2019-2020
  • Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Visalia, CA, Deputy District Attorney, 2016-2019
  • Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Charlotte, NC, Contract Coordinator, 2015-2016
  • International Justice Mission, Philippines, Legal Fellow, 2014
  • International Justice Mission, United Kingdom, Government Relations Fellow, 2012-2013
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