Posted by a client
Ryan was the second attorney we hired after running up against a particularly intense DA who was not willing to negotiate a reasonable plea deal. Ryan knows his stuff. He got the absolute best outcome possible under the circumstances, using his knowledge of the law and willingness to stand up to intimidation tactics. He made reasoned and compelling arguments to the court and kept my son out of jail. Ryan is definitely the attorney you want in a crisis.
Posted by a client
We were referred to Ryan Scott after the trial and appeals attorneys basically bungled my son's criminal case. Mr. Scott recently won my son a reversal of all current convictions, earning him a new trial. Of course, this will be delayed for years with further appeals and legal wrangling. However, the fact that we have arrived at this point at all, for that we have Mr. Scott to thank. He is an experienced, dedicated, and hard-working attorney. Mr. Scott goes the extra mile for his clients. He methodically and thoroughly researched our case, ferreting out discrepancies and legal errors in trial transcripts and legal documents associated with the case. Somehow he also manages to keep abreast of current new cases that could impact his client's case. In addition, Mr. Scott has a facility for translating legal procedure and his legal strategy into terms that we lay people can easily grasp. If you are fortunate enough to have him take your case, it is no exaggeration to say that this decision could potentially change your life, or the life of a loved one. We cannot ever thank him enough for all his brilliant work on my son's case. We would hire him back in a flash in the future.
Posted by a client
Ryan has gone out of his way to help me with my case since it's beginning in 2006, even finding little known laws that would benefit me and standing by my family and my side after the case was long over to help clear my record. He is fantastic, knowledgeable and will work hard on your behalf.
Posted by RANDY KINSER
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 him. so they set up a sting had me sell them the item that I had owned that was my property. had me and my children laying on the ground with guns drawn on us as if we had just robbed a bank. they seized all my personal property, arrested me, and hauled me away. knowing I had a tarnished past for similar crimes. the ex employer knew I would have a hard time proving otherwise. that is when I reached out to Ryan Scott. Mr Scott right from the get-go told me that we would have a hard time due to my past.even though my Record that was coming up on 10 years old. at this point I was worried like no other. everything I had worked for for the past 10 years have came to a halt, put my whole entire life on hold. and as for him being a super lawyer, that is truly an under exaggeration of what this man is capable of. he was able to see through all the lies that we were having to confront. and never once did he hold my past against me. he gathered all the information that I had, put all the evidence in order so that it was clear as day, and presented it to the DA. and the district attorney continuously through out allegations from my past. Mr Scott continuously, was a very driven man with all the information and the truth he had everyday relentlessly at the DA's door. and I really need to put emphasis on how Mr Scott never once made me feel uncomfortable or untrusted or never once held my past against me. Mr Ryan Scott and his whole law frim was there for me every time I came to call.. I truly cannot say enough about this man he has truly given me my whole entire life back. and Mr Ryan Scott never gave up on pursuing the truth. to the point that the DA, the district attorney of Multnomah County dismissed all the charges I was facing. and gave me back the possible five years I was facing in prison. Mr. Scott on behalf of me and my whole entire family we cannot thank you enough you have given us our whole entire life back. "THANK YOU" RYAN SCOTT
Posted by Melissa B
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 hired Ryan Scott after speaking with a few people out in our community, stating that he will go ALL the way for you to make sure you have the best defense possible. I wanted not only a lawyer that will fight for my freedom but also that cared and showed compassion for his clients. He has very reasonable prices and will tell you the truth about your situation from jump. If he tells you he can and will help you that's what he will do hands down with out a doubt he will work every and any angle possible to win your trial and get your life back. He knows his stuff and stayed updated on all the new laws. I owe Ryan Scott everything, without him I would not be able to continue my life with my family and my freedom. He was able to give me a second chance to make better choices and choose a better path in life. THANK YOU RYAN, YOU ARE THE BEST...
Posted by Rob n Renee
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 started interviewing attorney's, out of the 10+ I interviewed Ryan was the most knowledgable. He was able to answer all of my questions and concerns without hesitation. Not only did I feel he was the most experienced, he was very confident, personable and non judgmental. His rates are reasonable and I feel he "went the extra mile" for us. The outcome was impeccable and I hate to think what it would have been without him! We are currently in need of council again and I couldn't imagine having anyone but Mr. Scott represent us.
Posted by Edna
I found the emailing back & forth to some one I have never met before has been a little discomfiting but Ryan, you have been truly, very helpful in your correspondence with me, helping me understand as best I could (not knowing any thing about the law), by taking the time to explain & keep me updated on what was going on. I so appreciate your taking the time to explain what ever I did not understand. I also think you worked hard to win my son's case for him & me.
How sweet of you to follow-up on what is happening with us even after you have won the case for us. We do have an appointment with his attorney here next week to get the charges dismissed and get the arrest expunged. Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for your hard work & caring. I do appreciate it a whole lot !!!!!!!!!!!! I hope what I have said above is helpful & encouraging for you & your team. I believe my English is not very good so I have a hard time putting what I want to say into words. Edna
Posted by Jeremy
After speaking with several other local criminal defence attorneys, I hired Mr. Scott to represent me in a major drug case. Most of the other lawyers said they would just try and keep me out of prision whereas Mr. Scott was going to work towards getting me off all the charges. That was the kind of devotion I was looking for in an attorney. Mr. Scott had very reasonable fees, I personally feel he may have undercharged me for all the work that my case involved. My case involved a questionable seach warrent and Mr. Scott was very knowledgeable about all of my rights under the law. He kept me informed throughout the whole process. He was easy to get a hold of when I had a question and always had an anwser. He seemed to be really well versed In dealing with my type of case. I truly believe that the outcome of my case would have been worse if I had decided to go with a different attorney. I would recommend him to anyone that had a similar problem. I found Mr. Scott on this website and out of all the poor decisions I have made up to this point in my life, finding and hiring Mr. Scott was not one of them. Thanks Avvo
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr Ryan Scott is the best lawyer portland has to offer. I come from a family that has many lawyers and Judges. All of them are in the East Coast. I found myself in a bit of trouble. I was looking at 20 years in jail. I found Mr. Scott. From the very first time I met him he was Honest, Real and never fed me blue sky. He Understood me and treated me as a PERSON and NOT just a client or a person who had been charged with a crime. His prices are fair and he is VERY well Respected in the courts. Most of all he treats you like you are family.
Posted by Ollie
Ryan helped me with a difficult case involving 4 felonies. I was looking at a possible 10 years maybe more. Ryan saw to it that I did no prison time. Another lawyer wanted twice as much just as a retainer as Ryan did for the whole case. Ryan was always fair with me. He never promised more than he could deliver. If you're looking for a fair and honest lawyer, Ryan is your man.