South Portland Personal Injury Attorney

South Portland Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

Ryan Hilts is a personal injury attorney serving “South Portland” Oregon.  He has specialized in the field of personal injury for over fifteen years, handling all types of personal injury claims including wrongful death, drunk driving accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle accidents.  If you are looking for a personal injury attorney serving South Portland and the greater Portland, Oregon metro area, contact Ryan Hilts for a free case evaluation: (503) 726-5960.

“South Portland,” Oregon

South Portland Oregon South Portland, Oregon is a neighborhood that stretches between the Willamette River on the east and SW Barbur Blvd on the west.  Lengthwise it reaches north as far as 1-405 and south to SW Canby St. and the Sellwood Bridge. 

South Portland is further broken into four neighborhoods.  The first, John’s Landing, is a narrow neighborhood between the Willamette River, the South Waterfront and I-5.  It was repurposed decades ago, updated from an industrial sector to an area full of craftsmen homes.  It includes many small businesses, the Old Portland French School and two major avenues: Macadam Avenue and Corbett Avenue.  The second, Lair Hill, is a residential neighborhood close to downtown Portland.  It includes large homes and apartment complexes.  It is the smallest neighborhood in South Portland.  The third, South Waterfront, stretches from the banks of the Willamette River to Ross Island Bridge and Sellwood Bridge.  It was transformed from a dying industrial sector to an emerging private business structure with apartment complexes.  The fourth, Corbett, is an unincorporated community located along the historic Columbia River Highway.  It dates back to the founding of Portland and has changed the least over the years compared to the other neighborhoods in “South Portland”. 

Auto Accidents in the greater Portland metro area

In 2012, a frightening statistic showed that there were 5 traffic fatalities for every 100,000 people.  The graph below shows the amount of traffic-related fatalities broken down by the mode of transportation.

South Portland Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

Oregon Attorney Ryan Hilts

Ryan is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Ryan was named a “Rising Star” e for six years in a row, and recently a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. In his early years as attorney, he was also listed as one of Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine and the American Registry.

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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 are skilled at negotiating with 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.
My name is Linda and my son in law recommended Ryan Hilts. I did not think I needed a lawyer. My son in law said "If you don't win you don't pay". That made a lot of sense to me. After calling Ryan I realized how comforting it is to have a lawyer. I was in a car accident. The driver was drunk and hit me and took off. A hit and run accident. Ryan told me by Oregon Law I was able to go to the doctors. I was able to get the much needed help. My Chiropractor was amazing. It took time to heal. Ryan was always available and always called me back, when I had any questions. He is a wonderful family man. A man of integrity. He also sent emails and texts to wish our family well on all the Holidays. He went above and beyond what was expected. My case was won without a doubt. I would definitely go back to Ryan for any lawyer needs. He is a good man and you can trust him. Thank you Ryan for everything, words are not enough to express all you did for us.

G. & L. S.

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.