Ryan Wesley Collier
Firm: Collier Law
Address: 1020 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
Membership: Oregon State Bar; Marion County Bar Association.
University: University of Puget Sound, B.A., 1993, Willamette University, J.D., 1997
Admitted: 1997, Oregon; 1998, Washington and U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 2000, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Biography: Ryan W. Collier is an Estate Planning and Probate attorney in Salem, Oregon. He is licensed to practice in both Washington and Oregon. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and Willamette University College of Law. 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.Ryan is dedicated to his profession. He served as President of the Marion County Bar Association where he received the 2008 Carson Award for Extraordinary Service to the Bar. Ryan was also recognized as a 2010 Rising Star in Super Lawyer Magazine and as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2005 by the Marion-Polk Volunteer Lawyer Project. He has authored numerous estate planning articles published in the Statesman Journal.Ryan is also dedicated to providing pro-bono legal services for those in need. He served from 2003-2006 as Co-Chair for the Campaign for Equal Justice. Ryan helped his firm receive the Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division, 2003 Pro Bono Challenge, Firm Winner Award, for total hours. The Washington State Bar Association awarded Ryan the Pro Bono Public Service Commendation for 2003, 2005, 2007 through 2012.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 is currently serving his 5th year as President of 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. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Salem through the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served on their Board of Directors for over 10 years. He serves as the Board Chair for the Salem Foundation, a charitable community foundation that makes grants to area non-profits. 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.