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Ryan M Johnson

About Me


Ryan attended Sprague High School in Salem, Oregon and received his Bachelor's degree in Business Finance with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He also received BYU's Global Management certificate (international business minor) and was awarded the Edna L. Hebard Scholarship for academic excellence. After graduating from BYU, Ryan attended the University of Connecticut School of Law where he was selected as a member of the Public Interest Law Journal - a top five civil rights law journal. After his first year at UCONN, Ryan transferred to the University of Oregon School of Law to be back in his home state. At the University of Oregon Ryan was selected as a member of the law school's Jessup International Moot Court Team to compete in the Superregionals in San Francisco. Ryan has written scholarly papers on the Federal Rules of Evidence' impact on privileges, the influence of FRE 401 in Trial Proceedings, and parental liability for torts committed by children.

From 2001 – 2005 Ryan owned, managed, and operated a small business which he later sold. In 2004, he worked for a company in Damascus, Syria advising them on international legal procedures and developing international business plans. He began his legal career as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Owen Panner, a Federal Judge in Medford, Oregon. He later worked for Safeco's in-house legal counsel defending against personal injury claims, construction defect claims and other various areas of law. Ryan is now partner of a law practice specializing in Personal Injury and Family Law. Ryan finds deep satisfaction working hard for his clients and helping them through their difficult times. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association, a member of the Marion County Bar Association, and a member of the Oregon State Bar Family Law and Litigation section.


Ryan served a two-year church mission in Venezuela. He is Fluent in Spanish and has intermediate fluency in Arabic. He is actively involved as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Ryan has volunteered with the United States Attorney's office, with CASA organization helping children in the court system and with the Big Brother program. Ryan actively participates in City of Salem sporting leagues. He is happily married with three children.



Languages Spoken: Arabic, Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Paul Saucy

    I endorse this lawyer. He is bright, hard working, very concerned about his clients and will vigorously represent them, even if that means going to court - something that more and more attorneys are unwilling to do. Plus, he is fluent in Spanish which broadens the scope of his client base.


    Paul Saucy Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lance D Youd

    Ryan is a smart, hard-working, and honest young attorney, who works hard for his clients.


    Lance Youd Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Johnson and Taylor

388 State Street Suite 940
Salem, OR, 97301



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SupperregionalsJessup Moot Court2009
Harman ScholarshipBrigham Young University2005
Edna L. Hebard ScholarshipBrigham Young University2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJohnson and Taylor2009 - Present
Law ClerkSafeco Insurance Company2008 - 2009
Law ClerkUnited States Federal Courts2007 - 2008
CASA AdvocateState of Utah2006 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaVarsity Team Leader2010 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Oregon Family Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ibarra and IbarraClient Prevailed
Carrasco and CarrascoClient prevailed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Marion County Bar Association PublicationFlying Solo Without Flying Alone2011
University of Oregon Law SchoolLiability of Parents for Children's Torts2009
Connecticut Law JournalFederal Rules of Evidence - Reporter's Privilege2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawN/AJudicial Doctorate2009
Brigham Young UniversityBusiness FinanceBA - Business Finance2005
Brigham Young UniversityN/ASpanish2005
University of Connecticut School of LawN/AJudicial DoctorateN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Willamette University College of LawRunning a Succesful Law Firm2014
Willamette University School of LawStarting a Law Practice2012
Chemeketa Community CollegeProfessional Liability for Business Owners2012
MERITBusiness Entity Tax Formation2011