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Ryan comes from a long tradition of practicing law. His grandfather was an attorney for over 40 years and his father was a trial attorney for 36 years.

During Ryan's undergraduate studies he played collegiate baseball at Oregon State University and at the University of Utah, where he was a "Team Captain" his senior year. At Oregon State University he was on the Academic Honor Roll and at the University of Utah he was twice awarded the Western Athletic Conference "Scholar Athlete Award" and "Academic All-Conference Athlete." After his college baseball career he spent one season at the University of Utah as the graduate assistant baseball coach and one season as an assistant coach.

He enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. After beginning law school he was offered a contract to play baseball in Germany, which he did for two years. He then returned to the University of Oregon where he completed his law school studies and was admitted to practice. Ryan spent the first five years of his legal career at an esteemed litigation firm in Medford, Oregon where he gained substantial experience and learned invaluable trial skills. He learned how to analyze complex cases from every perspective and he became a strong advocate to help achieve the best possible outcome for each case. Over the years he successfully handled hundreds of cases from the beginning all the way through jury trials.

Ryan began his own practice in Port Angeles in 2010 with the idea that he will focus primarily on personal injury and family law cases.  He selects a limited number of cases so that he can continue to provide personalized representation for his clients. He strongly feels that each client should have direct access to their attorney.

Ryan is a firm believer in trying to resolve cases before litigation, but is willing to take cases to trial when the circumstances call for it.


Ryan is a member of the Washington State Bar, the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also on the Oregon New Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education committee.


 Ryan is a sports enthusiast who loves coaching baseball, running, fishing, and hiking. He likes to be outdoors as much as possible and feels fortunate that he is able to have a balance between spending time at work and spending time with family.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    11 years, 500 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Christopher A Missiaen

    I met Ryan at the University of Oregon in 2003 and observed his work when we both practiced in Medford. Ryan is a hard-working and effective attorney who gets great results for his clients.


    Christopher Missiaen Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Clinton J Jones

    Ryan is as good as it gets. Professional, hard working, and he knows how to get what matters most: results.


    Clinton Jones Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Ryan L. Hilts, Attorney at Law

5200 SW Meadows Road
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035-0066

Ryan L. Hilts, Attorney at Law

434 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97209



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oregon's Outstanding Young LawyersPortland Monthly Magazine2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Oregon's Outstanding Young LawyersPortland Monthly2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Oregon's Outstanding Young LawyersPortland Monthly2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
All Conference Student-AthleteUniversity of Utah1998
Academic All ConferenceUniversity of Utah1998
All Conference Student-AthleteUniversity of Utah1997
Academic All ConferenceUniversity of Utah1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRyan L. Hilts, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
AttorneyKelly L. Andersen2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee2011 - Present
Oregon New Lawyers Division (ONLD) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) committeeN/A2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Clallam County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2005 - Present
Jackson County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of UtahSociologyBa2000
University of UtahN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A