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Ryan Wesley Collier

Estate planning Attorney at Salem, OR

5.0   20 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 25 years
    Oregon - OR 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    50% of Ryan Collier's practice is advising clients in the areas of estate planning, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, insurance and retirement account issues, disability documents, and end of life planning.

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Probate
    30%
    Ryan Collier represents Personal Representatives, Beneficiaries, and Interested parties in all counties in Oregon on contested and uncontested Probate matters. The attorneys and staff of Collier Law have over 50 years of combined probate experience.

    28 years, 400 cases

  3. Trusts
    20%
    50% of Ryan Collier's practice is advising clients in the areas of estate planning, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, insurance and retirement account issues, disability documents, and end of life planning. Mr. Collier's practice also includes advising clients on the administration of trusts before and after the passing of a loved one.

    28 years, 1,500 cases

CONFIDENTIAL AND EXPERIENCED ADVICE ON WILLS, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE. FREE CONSULTATIONS WITH OFFICES IN SALEM AND LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON.

 

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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Location

Ryan Wesley Collier
1020 Liberty St SE
PO Box 2810
Salem, OR, 97308-2810
Collier Law
1020 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR, 97302
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Reviews

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Posted by Margaret & Tom | October 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust for a trust
Ryan Collier was recommended by a friend to help us set up our trust. We were impressed with Ryan and his colleagues professionalism and knowledge. They explained everything thoroughly and in terms that we were able to understand. Ryan also encouraged us to ask questions or to contact him at anytime that we didn't understand something. For our last meeting with us and our kids, he explained that it could be emotional but Ryan made all of us feel very comfortable and at ease. We have already recommended Ryan and his firm to several friends and family.
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Posted by Dama | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal help during a difficult time and peace of mind
Ryan helped me with probate, creation of my will, and my trust. I can't say enough good things about how he has helped me during a difficult time. I was referred to him by my pastor and family member. I've not been disappointed. He is really good and thorough. I feel good knowing that when I pass my family will not have a mess to clean up.
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Posted by Ann | February 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
All matters are in order
Quickly after or "golden years" marriage in 2011, we asked an attorney friend to recommend an estate law firm. Without hesitation his first and only choice was Ryan Collier. From our initial meeting to the most recent update, we have been completely satisfied with the professional and personal attention we have received. It is a relief to know all our matters are in order.
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Posted by Linda | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Ryan Collier and staff were most knowledgeable and kind. I had a great experience with them. All my questions and concerns were handled in an understandable manner.
Posted by Tom Lemons | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of a great Lawyer team
We were very happy with the service we received on our first time ever planning a living trust, From the first consultation with Ryan to the finish of our trust with Sarah we could not been happier. We would recommend this firm for this type of service always
Posted by Carole | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Collier, Collier Law
A friend recommended Ryan Collier. I’ve had some overwhelming problems (family losses, medical problems, Special Needs issues) and needed help. Ryan sat down with me and listened to my concerns. He helped to create a trust with my specific goals and needs in mind. His kindness, flexibility, and expertise have been invaluable. Working with Collier Law has helped me find some peace of mind while planning for the future.
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Posted by GEORGE | September 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I first went to Collier Law to open a trust which led to filing for a conservatorship for my wife who has Alzheimer's. I met with Ryan Collier who put the trust together, I also met attorney Sarah Lowe who helped and advised me with issues relating to the conservatorship. I came to Collier after firing my previous lawyer for incompetence. All at Collier are well versed in estate law, wills, trusts and probate, this is their specialty. The office is clean and well run with competent staff. To avoid making my mistake, don't hire an attorney just because they're the closest,(demographically) or have the largest ad in the yellow pages or online.
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Posted by Angela | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great place to go for estate planning!
I would highly recommend Collier Law to everyone. Ryan was very professional and helpful. He took the time to explain everything and answered all of our questions.
Posted by Terry | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful & knowledgeable.
I have worked with Ryan as the executor of my brother's & mother's estates. The trust that he set up was easy to follow and access information and he helped by giving me the confidence and understanding to wade through all the financial and real estate issues as they arose. He listens well, knows his clients and was able to relay that information to me and help guide me through. I highly recommend Ryan and his team, I would say make sure you double check things, but I learned that from his team always double checking me.
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Posted by Terry | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Estate Planning Experience
We had a complicated estate planning situation and Ryan and his staff helped us through every step and all the forms and filings we needed.
Posted by G. Ann | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge and Professional
Ryan Collier listened to our concerns about a previously established Revokable Family Trust. We discovered that many things had changed and it needed to be updated. With his knowledge of estate planning, law changes, and great skill we now have and excellently amended family trust. It is well organized for us and executors to use in the future. We enjoyed working with Ryan and his staff.
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Posted by Barb H. | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
My husband and I put off making a will/trust for far too long. My husband did an internet search and we found Collier Law. We contacted Ryan's office and it has been the best decision that we have ever made. Ryan and his staff are extremely professional yet very personable. They make you feel at home and that you are part of a family. They made an otherwise daunting experience rather pleasant. My husband and I have referred his mother to Ryan and she too really liked him. Any time someone mentions that they need to do a will or trust his office is the only one that we recommend. Professional, ethical, and compassionate are the word I would use for Ryan and all of his staff.
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Posted by Jerry | August 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A First Class Job
Ryan helped me with a family revocable trust, will and power of attorney. When you have never done anything like that before it can be intimidating. Ryan took the time to explain every aspect of the process and made it easy for me to understand. Timely, professional and friendly are the words I would use to describe Ryan and all his staff. I will recommend him to all my friends.
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Posted by Vicki | December 22, 2014
Probate, not a nightmare with Collier Law!
I had a 5 star experience with the team at Collier Law. Couldn't have been happier or more impressed with the professional, ethical, and compassionate treatment I received. I needing to file Probate for my Aunt who passed with only a simple will. They were patient with me and explained every step of the process. The probate was completed in under 7 months. I would highly recommend this young, up to date law office. I also liked their convenient location and parking. I arrived a stranger and left with new friends.
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Posted by Annette | December 3, 2014
Excellent Service
I was in need of an attorney, I was new to the Salem area and Ryan was recommended to me by an employee of mine from work. I made an appointment to see Ryan... WOW I was overwhelmed at his professional manner and his staff totally ROCKS! They were warm and welcoming! Trusts and writing your will is never a wonderful experience but the Collier Law firm made it extremely easy and efficient. I would recommend the Collier Law firm to any one asking for any legal assistance!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Excellent attorney in the community
Just moved to Salem and didn't know of any good lawyers. God must have heard my prayer because I chose Ryan to take care of my legal matters. Ryan was very ethical and a great communicator.
Posted by Kathy | January 16, 2014
A really positive experience
We had a very positive experience working with Ryan and the staff of Collier Law. In establishing a family revocable trust, Ryan made a complicated process understandable. He guided us through a thoughtful process, helping us put our values and our wishes into a complex legal document. We would highly recommend Ryan and Collier Law to anyone seeking assistance with estate planning.
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Posted by Bev | December 11, 2013
Ryan w. collier
I do not have a lot of experience with Lawyers but I will say from the first words I exchanged with Ryan I knew this was a fit for me. I was appointed as a personal representative for a dear friend of mine. we had several appearances in court and i was very happy to have him on my side, he was so professional in every way. He had all his documents in a notebook and all identified for all of the parties.. He was Well spoken, had everything in order and was prepared for questions with all the right responses. He has a wonderful staff and they also are very knowledgable also and help to extend comfortable feeling for their clients. He was prompt for our appointments, was available for phone calls, concerned for our needs as clients. Willingly went the extra mile when needed. I have no problem referring new clients to him as well as friends and family .
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2013
So easy to set up our Trust
starting estate planning is complicated. knowing whether we need a trust, what kind, what that means, tax implications--like i said complicated. Ryan is easy to work with and knows what he's doing. in three meetings we were done. He helped us understand all the confusing aspects of what we were doing and allowed us to ask a lot of questions. I would recommend the services of Collier Law to anyone wanting to begin their estate planning or to re-evaluate planning they've already done. We have already recommended Ryan to friends and family.
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Posted by Robin | April 23, 2013
Professional and personable. Highly Recommend.
Ryan manages very well to bring both a personal and professional quality to the services he provides. From the first contact phone call to make an appointment to the moment we walked out the door, (and even in the follow-up) we felt welcomed, respected and that we had his and his staff's full attention. He listened to our concerns, answered our questions and responded according to our specific needs, not according to a packaged agenda or script. His suggestions and action plans were insightful, helpful and much appreciated. I would highly recommend Ryan Collier to anyone needing legal services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 135-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Collier Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Clark Lindauer Fetherston Edmonds Lippold & Collier, LLP
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wingett vs. Silbernagel, et al.
  • $1.7 million

Associations

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • 20 Under 40 Community Leader
  • Statesman Journal Media
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Young Professional
  • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010
  • Carson Award for Service to the Bar
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture Series
  • Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2013
  • Lecture Series
  • Nuts & Bolts of Estate Settlement
  • 2013
  • Lecture Series
  • Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Lecture Series
  • Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2011
  • Lecture Series
  • Faith Based Estate Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (16)
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Probate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney provides consistently helpful answers and would be a good resource for the community in the event they need a lawyer in this field."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been fortunate to work with Ryan on various estate planning and administration cases over the past few years. Ryan is dedicated to his clients and community and handles every case with a high degree of care."
Probate Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ryan for a number of years in the Salem legal community. He is a knowledgeable advocate for his clients, who genuinely cares for his clients needs. I highly recommend him as a capable estate planning attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Collier and I practice in similar areas, and I find his contributions to the profession to be stellar."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney. He is bright and very knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation recommending him to someone looking for a lawyer that handles estate planning and probate matters. In fact, when it came time to do my own estate planning, my wife and I chose Ryan. I routinely refer my own clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Collier is an outstanding attorney. He is smart, compassionate and provides practical and value-based solutions to problems. I regularly refer clients to him to handle their probate and estate planning because I know they will be in great hands."
Guardianship Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is professional, efficient, flexible and responsive. He addresses issues with clarity."
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