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Ryan Wesley Collier

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Ryan’s practice emphasizes advising clients on estate planning, disability planning, contested case probate and trust administration, and real estate and business issues. His clients seek to minimize potential estate taxes and pass on the maximum value of their estates to their children and grandchildren.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    19 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    19 years, 400 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    19 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($135-300/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lawrence A. Laddaga

    Last year, a good friend and client contacting me about her father's recent death.Since he was a resident of Oregon, and I'm licensed in SC, I needed to find a probate lawyer for her. I found Ryan here and AVVO, and he contacted me back right away. He explained Oregon probate and procedure to me quickly and easily and answered any questions my client had. He and his office were professional, expert, efficient, diligent and timely. The probate process went smoothly and I was able to minimize fees to my client. I would recommend him without reserve. He was a pleasure to work with and very friendly and collegial.


    Lawrence Laddaga Health Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory C Hansen

    Ryan Collier is an excellent advocate and has a superb reputation in the legal community. I have been an opposing counsel on several matters with Mr. Collier. I fully endorse this lawyer.


    Gregory Hansen Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

1020 Liberty St SE
PO Box 2810
Salem, OR, 97308-2810

Collier Law

1020 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR, 97302



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
20 Under 40 Community LeaderStatesman Journal Media2010
Outstanding Young ProfessionalSalem Area Chamber of Commerce2010
Carson Award for Service to the BarMarion County Bar Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCollier Law2008 - Present
PartnerClark Lindauer Fetherston Edmonds Lippold & Collier, LLP2000 - 2008
AssociateWilliams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marion County Bar AssociationPast President2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wingett vs. Silbernagel, et al.$1.7 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
MaPs Credit Union Private Client GroupWhat the New Tax Law Means to You - The Taxpayor Relief Act of 20122013
Trust and Estate NewsletterIs it Time to Update my Estate Plan2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Puget SoundCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lecture SeriesCommon Estate Planning Mistakes2013
Lecture SeriesNuts & Bolts of Estate Settlement2013
Lecture SeriesCommon Estate Planning Mistakes2012
Lecture SeriesCommon Estate Planning Mistakes2011
Lecture SeriesFaith Based Estate Planning2010