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. 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 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, 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 injury cases from the beginning of each case all the way through jury trials.
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. Due to the success of his Portland-area practice and the increasing demand in other areas of the state, Ryan has opened a second office location in Bend, Oregon.
Ryan is a firm believer in trying to resolve cases before going to trial but he is willing to take cases to trial when the circumstances call for it.
Ryan is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and is on the Oregon New Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education committee.
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 lives in the Portland area with his wife, two sons and daughter. He is a sports enthusiast who loves to coach baseball, run, fly fish, and hike. 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.