Ryan is a native of Medford, Oregon. Both his father and grandfather were attorneys, and he continued along the same career path. During Ryan’s undergraduate studies, he played collegiate baseball at Oregon State University and at the University of Utah. He also spent one season at the University of Utah as a graduate assistant baseball coach and one season as an assistant coach.
After beginning law school he was offered a chance to play baseball for a developing league in Europe, 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, where he gained substantial experience and learned invaluable skills. He learned how to analyze cases from many angles and he became a strong advocate to help achieve the best possible outcome for each case. Over the years he has successfully handled hundreds of injury cases.
Ryan moved from Medford to Portland in 2010 to start this law firm with the idea that he will select 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 has a second office location in Bend, Oregon.
Ryan is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
Ryan was selected to the list of top young attorneys in Oregon by the American Registry, Oregon’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Portland Monthly Magazine, and “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Ryan has a wife, two sons and daughter. He is a sports enthusiast who loves to mountain bike, jog, fly fish, and snow board. 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.
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Ryan Hilts serves as a personal injury lawyer in the Portland and Lake Oswego area. For more information, contact Ryan today.