Ryan Scott

Ryan Scott

Criminal Defense Attorney

Portland, OR





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About Me

I exclusively practice criminal law, both trials and appeals. Until 2006, I was the chief attorney in the major felony section of Metropolitan Public Defenders. A frequent speaker on criminal defense issues in Oregon, on topics ranging from the Oregon Constitution to motion-writing, I am a 2009 winner of the OCDLA's President's Award for my "legal acumen and willingness to assist other criminal...

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Client Reviews

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Posted by: Melissa B 9 months ago.

STOP...look no future you have found the best criminal defense lawyer in Portland Oregon. I was facing serious felony charges x6 with jail time. I...

The best man for the job!!

Posted by: Rob n Renee 9 months ago.

Ryan knows his stuff! My boyfriend was facing a very serious felony offense, looking at possible prison time. Due to the seriousness of the charge I...
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Bruce Tarbox
Bruce Tarbox

Portland, OR

6 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ryan is a valued and respected authority on Oregon criminal law and an unselfish resource for other attorneys who seek a deeper understanding of...
Karen J Mockrin
Karen Mockrin

Milwaukie, OR

6 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ryan Scott is the go-to answer man for all things criminal defense in Oregon. There is a reason lawyers seek his counsel on their own cases. Any...
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1995 License Status: Active for the state of Oregon.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/27/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1997 – 2007

Metropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.


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1995 Juris Doctorate in Law

Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College


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2012 Super Lawer

Oregon Super Lawyers


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2006- 2010 Chair, Education Committee

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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2010 Absurdities of the Oregon Criminal Justice System

The Oregonian

2010 Delivery/Manufacture of Controlled Substances

Major Crimes and Defenses (OCDLA)

Speaking Engagements

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2012 Accomplices

at 2012 OCDLA Winter Conference

2011 If You Can't Change the Pieces, Change the Board

at OCDLA 2011 Annual Conference

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