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: RANDY KINSER 3 months ago.

I was up against a vengeful ex employer who had bluffed the Portland Police Department enough to have them believe that I had stolen property from...


Posted by: Melissa B over 1 year 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...
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Kevin M. Sali
Kevin Sali

Lake Oswego, OR

2 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ryan is an exceptionally talented and knowledgeable lawyer. He has an outstanding legal mind and has thoroughly mastered the details of Oregon...
Lawrence D Gorin
Lawrence Gorin

Beaverton, OR

10 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ryan Scott is extraordinarily well versed in Oregon criminal law and procedure and is one of the premier sources for guidance to young and old...
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1995 License Status: Active for the state of Oregon.
Last updated by Avvo: 04/18/2015
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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2014 Editor

Oregon Search and Seizure Manual

2010 Absurdities of the Oregon Criminal Justice System

The Oregonian

Speaking Engagements

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2014 Challenging Search Warrants

at OCDLA Newport Conference

2012 Accomplices

at 2012 OCDLA Winter Conference

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