Ryan Collier

Ryan CollierRyan is an Estate Planning and Probate attorney in Salem, Oregon. He is licensed to practice in both Washington and Oregon.

His practice emphasizes advising clients on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary liability. Ryan’s extensive background in financial planning is of significant value to his clients estate planning needs. His clients seek to minimize potential estate taxes and pass on the maximum value of their estates to their children and grandchildren. Ryan’s clients receive the benefit of his extensive legal knowledge, privacy and security. Local attorneys and judges rated Ryan AV© Preeminent™ for his knowledge and experience in trusts and estates, general practice and wills and probate – the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell. Super Lawyers Magazine awarded Ryan with the Oregon Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, an honor given to less than 5% of Oregon attorneys.

Ryan is an avid volunteer and supporter of the Salem community. In 2010, the Statesman Journal Media selected Ryan as one of “Top 20 under 40”. This annual award is presented to individuals making a difference in the Salem community. Ryan was also recognized by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2009 Outstanding Young Professional. He has served over 11 years on the board of directors for Salem Leadership Foundation, a faith based organization that brings people of faith and people of good will together to make Salem the best community in Oregon. For 5 of those years, he served as their president. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of leadership Salem through the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Board Chair for the Salem Foundation, a charitable community foundation that makes grants to area nonprofits. He also volunteers as a leader for his children’s Boy Scout groups and serves on the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council Advisory Board. The Boy Scouts has awarded Ryan the District Award of Merit for Extraordinary service to youth. Ryan cherishes his time with his wife, Holly and three teen-age sons. He loves the outdoors and appreciates the many wonderful partnerships that make the Salem community strong and vibrant.

Education and Admissions

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, JD, 1997
  • University of Puget Sound, BA, Dual Major: Communication and Government, 1993
  • Oregon State Bar, 1997
  • Washington State Bar 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western Washington, 1999
  • Community Service

  • President, Salem Leadership Foundation 2004-2008, 2011-2012; Board Member, 2000 to present
  • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Leadership Council, 2008 to present
  • Mentor, Willamette University College of Law Mentor Program, 1997 to present
  • Board Member, Marion County Bar Association, 2003-2009
  • Co-Chair, Campaign for Equal Justice (Marion-Polk Counties) 2003-2005
  • Chair Distribution Committee, Salem Foundation (charitable organization) 2004-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Board Member, Cascade Pacific Council 2006-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Pack 122, Cub Master 2003-2005, Den Leader 2001-2005
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 19, Assistant Scoutmaster, 2009 to present
  • Board Member, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Counsel, 2003-2006
  • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Salem, Class of 2004-2006
  • General Counsel, A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, 2001-2008