Ryan Roberts


Excellent client advocacy begins and ends with my tireless ‎dedication, unwavering discipline, and steadfast direction.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

As a skilled civil litigator, I handle complex multi-party disputes involving breach of contract, negligence, product liability, toxic torts, business torts, and natural resource matters. I work closely with my clients to provide tailored solutions to meet their goals.

Equipped with a background in economics, I bring a sense of objective practicality to optimize my clients’ potential for success in each matter. I look to their specific goals and work toward each stage of a case—including, if necessary, trial and appeal. I also bring unique Pacific Northwest value to cases; I have experience before many judges in both state and federal courts, as well as several arbitrators and mediators in Oregon and Washington.


  • Managed day-to-day issues in complex product liability cases from summons to resolution.
  • Drafted and successfully argued a wide array of motions.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement resolutions on behalf of clients.
  • Regularly advised clients on electronic discovery collection and review.



  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor (2021)‎
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Economics (2017)‎


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court - District of Western Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington


  • Washington State Bar, Member (2021-present)
  • Oregon State Bar, Member (2021-present)
  • Sustainable Futures Section, Executive Committee Member (2023-present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member (2021-present)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (2022-present)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (2022-present)

Additional Publications

  • Co-Author, “Oregon’s Amphibious Public Trust Doctrine: The Oswego Lake Decision,” 50 Environmental Law Review 1227 (2021)
  • Co-Author, “Adding Confusion to the Muddy Waters of the Oswego Lake Decision: A Response to Dean Huffman,” 50 Environmental Law Review (2020)

Community Activities

Mount Hood Ski Patrol, Hill and Bike Patroller (2019-present)

Outside Interests

When I’m not at my desk, you can find me outdoors skiing, camping, and mountain biking with my friends and family.

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