Ryan Mets advises clients about estate planning and trust and estate administration. Ryan also has experience representing clients in tax disputes and contested estate litigation.

While attending law school, Ryan worked as a law clerk for Judge Stacie F. Beckerman of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, for whom he drafted legal opinions for cases involving contract disputes, federal constitutional claims, immigration appeals, and class action claims.

Also, as part of the Lewis & Clark Low-Income Tax Clinic, Ryan represented clients in tax disputes with the IRS and Oregon Department of Revenue where he successfully resolved multiple cases avoiding litigation, appeared in front of the Oregon Tax Court-Magistrate Division and U.S. Tax Court, and successfully negotiated settlements of tax controversies resulting in lowering or eliminating client tax debts. Ryan also clerked for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon.


Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2023; summa cum laude; Dean’s Scholarship; Article Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review

Union University, M.B.A., 2020; NCAA Athletic Scholarship (baseball); Scholar Athlete

Northwest Nazarene University, B.S., Financial Economics, 2018; NCAA Athletic Scholarship (baseball); Scholar Athlete






  • Lead Research & Drafting Assistant–Robert H. Klonoff, Federal Practice & Procedure Treatise, Sections 1751–1820, Wright, Miller & Kane
  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, Article Editor


  • Alaska Legal Services, former Volunteer

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