As an investigator, Ryan Ralston works with staff attorneys in screening cases and assessing claims of innocence. In addition, Ryan is responsible for coordinating requests for agency records, collecting and reviewing evidence, locating and interviewing witnesses, and collaborating on case strategy.
Prior to joining GIP, Ryan was a criminal investigator specializing in solving major felony cases and crimes against children. While active in law enforcement, Ryan was a recognized expert in search and seizure, criminal procedures, crime scene processing, and field training. He graduated from Mercer University’s Public Safety Leadership Institute and is a certified Physical Security Specialist who completed the Physical Security Training Program in Glynco, Georgia (Class 708). Before his law enforcement career, Ryan spent six years on active duty in the US Navy and is a plankowner of the USS Gonzalez (DDG-66). Ryan has done the most punk rock thing possible: marrying his high school sweetheart. They have three incredible children. In his spare time, Ryan writes short stories, reads anything he can get his hands on, obsesses over Red Sox baseball, gets tattooed, and enjoys spending time with his Australian Shepherd, Mabel James. His parents remain hopeful he will go to med school.