David J. Ryan

Of Counsel, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4517
Fax: 503.295.0915

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1995
  • Washington, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1997


  • Lewis & Clark Law School - J.D., cum laude, 1995
    • Certificate in Environmental Law, 1995
  • College of William and Mary - B.A., Public Policy, 1991

Practice Experience

David Ryan is a civil litigator with nearly 25 years of experience. He has handled a variety of civil matters in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts, emphasizing professional liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters, including environmental remediation and property damage.

Dave advises clients on insurance and healthcare matters with a focus on coverage, confidentiality, and consent issues. Additionally, he has First Chair trial and arbitration experience in insurance coverage, medical, and general liability claims.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Roosevelt High School Mock Trial (Volunteer Assistant, 2014-2015)
  • Lake Oswego Soccer Club (Vice President, Board of Directors; Volunteer Coordinator & Coach)
  • Greater Portland Soccer District (Former Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
  • Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Pennington, NJ (Former Member, School Board Long Range Planning Committee)

Awards and Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, "Restraint & Seclusion Techniques: Know Your Legal Risks," Lorman Education Services (July 2012 & January 2011)
  • Author, "Punitive Damages Against Healthcare Providers in the Healthcare Reform Era," AHLA Physicians Practice Group Newsletter (February 2010); AAOS Now Journal (February 2010)
  • Chapter Author, "Steps to Be Taken Following the Loss," Oregon State Bar Insurance Law CLE (1999 & 2003)
  • Speaker, "How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Oregon," National Business Institute (2002)
  • Speaker, "Litigation Skills for Oregon Paralegals," Institute for Paralegal Education (2002)
  • Speaker, "Evidence for the Litigation Paralegal," Institute for Paralegal Education (2000)

Outside the Firm

In his spare time, prior to serial ACL reconstruction surgeries, Dave was an avid recreational athlete, coaching and actively participating on multiple soccer, baseball, and softball teams. He now is resigned to playing slow-pitch softball and volunteering as an over-involved team parent and club director. He and his wife Amy are the proud parents of three kids and one Corgi.