An aggressive and skilled advocate for his clients, Ryan Rambudhan is a senior criminal defense attorney and founding partner at S&R Law Firm where he litigates DUI, criminal, and traffic charges. He is based in Fairfax and provides representation to clients throughout the state of Virginia.

After gaining experience at a prosecutor’s office in New York, Ryan brings a unique set of skills to the firm. He understands how police and prosecutors approach cases and uses that knowledge to build a strategic defense for his clients who face criminal charges. Because Ryan regularly appears in courts throughout Virginia, he understands each court’s unique policies and procedures.

Ryan brings a combination of experience, skill, and advocacy to each client’s defense to ensure zealous representation and the best possible outcome. Criminal defense is a passion, and he takes the trust put in him personally. He has received successful outcomes in cases ranging from reckless driving to serious felonies such as rape and felony DUI.

In 2011, he completed a summer clerkship for the Hon. Francis Ricigliano, a DUI judge. He extensively researched DUI laws, wrote draft opinions for the judge, and assessed constitutional violations raised by defendants. The following year, Ryan externed at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office where he was placed in a division that was heavily focused on DUI prosecution.

Ryan began the S&R Law Firm in 2014, focusing on DUI, traffic violations, and criminal defense representation. In 2016, he completed the intensive Summers Session curriculum in DUI Defense Law Conducted at Harvard Law School.

Between 2016 and 2019, he has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington Law School, where he shared his knowledge and experience by training first-year students in legal writing and appellate oral advocacy.

Mr. Rambudhan has resided in Fairfax, VA for over a decade and lives here with his wife and daughter. In their free time, they hike local nature trails, enjoy dining out, and watch movies.


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC - J.D.

    - Graduating class recipient of the American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award
    - Dean's Fellow, 3L Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
    - Associate, The George Washington International Law Review

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY - B.A.

    - Graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude)
    - Recipient, Peter Vallone Merit Scholarship

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Limited to 2.5% of lawyers in Virginia)
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee
  • Ombudsman for the GDC Judicial Feedback Program of the Fairfax Bar Association
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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