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Ryan Timothy O'Connor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Portland, OR

O'Connor Weber
1500 SW First Ave, Suite 1090
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-0923
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Oregon Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

An attorney at O’Connor Weber LLC, Ryan T. O’Connor represents clients in Oregon in both federal and state court. His practice is focused on criminal defense court matters, including state administrative matters and post-conviction challenges to a criminal conviction. A former employee of the Office of Public Defense Services’ Appellate Division, he spent years representing indigent clients as they challenged convictions through appeal and requested their parole board decisions be under judicial review.

Admitted to practice in the state of Oregon, Mr. O’Connor graduated cum laude from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a German minor. He then attended Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor. During his second year of studying law, he moved to London to continue his studies, and he has traveled around the world and lived in places such as Mexico, Spain, Chile and Germany.

For two years, Mr. O’Connor served as a board member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He regularly writes and publishes content for the organization and speaks at law conferences throughout the state on appellate issues related to criminal cases.

Mr. O’Connor has a long history of protecting clients from the media and other adverse consequences that come from a conviction. His appeals have led to new agency hearings, new trials, reductions of the sentence of the convicted and reversals of criminal convictions. These include cases involving the death penalty, eyewitness identification, violation of a client’s constitutional rights by a police officer and reckless endangerment.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 60%Appellate
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Appeals


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Ryan Timothy O'Connor

First Admitted: 2004, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Oregon Innocence Project, Advisory Committee, Member


  • State V. Schwerbel, 233 Or App 391, 2010
  • State V. Nelson, 224 Or App 398, 2008
  • State V. Rodgers, 219 Or App 366, 2008
  • State V. Tyon, 243 Or App 390, 2009
  • State V. Rider, 216 Or App 308, 2007
  • State V. Mccants, 348 Or 655, 2010
  • Severy V. Board Of Parole And Post-prison Supervision, 349 Or 461, 2010
  • Janowski V. Board Of Parole And Post-prison Supervision, 349 Or 432, 2010
  • State V. Lawson/James, 352 Or 724, 2012
  • State V. Agee, 358 Or 325, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2007 - 2009
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State Bar’s Uniform Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, Member

Educational Background

  • University of Portland, cum laude, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Minor in German
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Office Location for Ryan Timothy O'Connor

1500 SW First Ave
Suite 1090
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-226-0923

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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