DUI and Criminal Defense

David Eder’s Professional Experience & Background

David Eder has earned a reputation as one of the top trial attorneys in the country.  Locally, he has been named one of the top 25 lawyers in the State of Oregon under the age of 40 in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the Daily Journal of Commerce.  He is a frequent featured speaker on variety trial topics.  In 2011, David was asked to be an instructor at the National Advocacy Center on the topic of jury selection after receiving the top grade in a week long training of lawyers from around the country.  He has been named a Rising Star as one of the 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Oregon.

Before becoming a partner at Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder and joining Ryan Hilts, David was an assistant City attorney with the City of Beaverton.  David’s prosecution experience included handling thousands of D.U.I.I. cases, traffic crimes/violations, civil litigation, officer involved shootings and major crimes work. David’s knowledge of the vehicle code and litigation experience has been useful in criminal and civil cases.

David lives for practicing law and representing people. You won’t find a lawyer more dedicated to the profession. In his free time, David enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with his wife and children.

Professional Activities

David was the chair of the Oregon New Lawyers Division in 2013. In 2010, he developed a program to help underemployed and unemployed lawyers receive training from non profit organizations. This program helped numerous lawyers earn jobs and the American Bar Association named it the Young Lawyer Section Program of the Year as the best program in the country.


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.

Learn More About Ryan

Featured Services

Personal Injury
We take the stress out of personal injury cases so you can focus on getting better. Call today for a free consultation.

Car Accidents
We specialize in auto accident cases. We stand up to insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian Accidents
If you were injured as a result of a careless driver while you were a pedestrian, you may have a claim against the driver. Read more about our practice areas
I was involved in a personal accident case where the insurance company denied responsibility for nearly two years and we eventually had to go to trial. Ryan helped me through the whole process, answering my questions and keeping me informed as to what was next in the process. My first recommendation is to never get involved in an accident but if you are and an insurance company is trying to treat you unfairly, contact Ryan and he will make sure you’re informed about your rights and your best course of action.  Can’t imagine where I’d be in this process without his expertise. Thanks again Ryan.


I was recommended to Mr. Hilts by a friend when I had my car accident. I was very impressed with his knowledge and the way he guided me through the process. I appreciated that he always returned my calls and kept me informed about the progress of my case.


I could never say enough good things about Ryan. He was always there to take my calls and answer all of my questions. I really felt like he was working for me; like I was his top priority.


Ryan is a terrific lawyer and a better person. He went above and beyond to reach a settlement in my case and believed in it when no one else did. He’s very intelligent and caring and is always putting the best interests of his clients before his own. Ryan knew more about my case than I even did. He is truly dedicated to his clients, and I can not explain how much I honestly appreciated that. I recommend that you give him a shot if you need to hire an attorney. He won’t let you down.


It was our good fortune to have Ryan Hilts as our attorney. Ryan helped our children avoid a lawsuit and get a successful settlement. He taught us so much. He represented our family with integrity.