David J. Ryan

Partner

  • location icon Portland, OR
    888 SW Fifth Avenue
    Suite 900
    Portland, OR 97204

David Ryan is a partner in the Portland office, who has been in practice since 1995. In addition to his law degree from Lewis & Clark, he earned a certificate in environmental law. His practice specializes in civil litigation and he has handled a variety of environmental and property damage claims, as well as associated insurance coverage disputes, ranging from the removal of underground storage tanks to complex negotiations involving allocation and remediation at multi-party Superfund sites and the related claims for natural resource damages. As a trial lawyer, he has arbitration and trial experience in defense of personal injury, property damage, environmental, and insurance claims.

Publications

  • “Punitive Damages Against Healthcare Providers in the Healthcare Reform Era,” AHLA Physicians Practice Group Newsletter, February 2010; AAOS Now, February 2010.
  • Prepared and published 1999 and 2003 chapter supplements for “Steps to Be Taken Following the Loss,” Oregon State Bar Insurance Law CLE materials.
  • Prepared materials and served as faculty member for CLE seminars including “How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Oregon,” 2002; “Litigation Skills for Oregon Paralegals,” 2002; “Evidence for the Litigation Paralegal,” 2000.

Community Activities

Mr. Ryan serves on the Board of Directors of the Lake Oswego Soccer Club (youth), and previously served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Greater Portland Soccer District, an adult, amateur league. He also volunteers as a youth soccer coach and coordinator for LOSC and previously coached youth baseball and soccer in several other Portland-area leagues.

Mr. Ryan served for several years as a mentor for first-year law students at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.

Professional Presentations

  • “Restraint & Seclusion Techniques: Know Your Legal Risks,” Presenter and preparation of course materials for Lorman Education Services, July 2012.
  • “Restraint & Seclusion Techniques: Know Your Legal Risks,” Presenter and preparation of course materials for Lorman Education Services, 2011.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Admissions

Oregon

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Washington

United States District Court for the District of Washington

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Education

Lewis and Clark Law School (formerly Northwestern Law School)

Juris Doctorcum laude, 1995

  • Certificate in Environmental Law, 1995

The College of William and Mary

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, 1991

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