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Ryan C. Hall

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Ryan C. Hall
Ryan C. Hall

About Ryan

Ryan Hall focuses his practice on construction law. With an emphasis on litigation, he has represented owners, contractors, and public entities alike and has litigated breach of contract, construction lien foreclosure, and construction defect claims. He has also litigated a variety of matters outside of the construction industry, including employment claims, corporate governance disputes, and adversarial bankruptcy matters.

In addition to his litigation background, Ryan also has experience negotiating and drafting construction contracts, planning and forming business entities, and providing general business advice. He advocates on behalf of his clients by offering thoughtful, client-centric guidance.

Prior to joining Miller Nash, Ryan practiced civil litigation and commercial law in Dallas, Texas. 

Representative Experience

  • Construction Litigation Plus
    • Represents construction contractor in lawsuit against municipal entity for unpaid compensation on public works project (ongoing).

    • Represented public school district in lawsuit brought by construction contractor claiming breach of contract and violation of Oregon’s Prompt Pay Act. The parties settled the lawsuit on terms favorable to the school district.

    • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of an Oregon homeowner in private arbitration against a residential construction contractor. The homeowner’s claims included breach of contract, fraud, and unlawful trade practices.

    • Assisted a local nonprofit in negotiating multilateral construction and property agreements in connection with a complex renovation project in downtown Portland.

    • Advises Washington-based health care system in contract negotiations with multinational construction company concerning the construction of new hospital facilities in downtown Seattle (ongoing).

Client Collaborations



  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2015
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Board Member, 2014-2015; Staff Editor, 2013-2014, Oregon Law Review
  • B.S., Texas Tech University, magna cum laude, business administration and management, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2020
  • Illinois, 2019
  • Texas, 2016
  • Oregon, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2018


Professional Plus
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Construction Law Section, 2019-present
    • Litigation Section, 2019-present
  • Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association (OGALLA), 2019-present
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), 2019-present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, 2019-present
  • American Bar Association, member, 2016-present
    • Forum on Construction Law, 2019-present
    • Section of Litigation, 2020-present
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016-present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2018-present
Civic Plus
  • Oregon Pride in Business, Member


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® (Portland, OR)
    • Commercial Litigation, 2024-present
    • Construction Law, 2024-present
    • Insurance Law, 2024-present
    • Litigation—Construction, 2024-present
  • Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2022-present

Insights from Ryan

  • “Diversity and Justice in the Construction Industry (Panel Discussion),” Oregon State Bar, Empowering Diversity and Enhancing Justice in the Construction Industry CLE (Oct. 2023)
  • “Insurance Applications: Best Practices and the Consequences of Missteps,” Miller Nash, Insurance Webinar Series (May 2023)
  • “Annual Construction Case Law Update,” Oregon State Bar, Construction Law Section, Issue Spotting for Construction Lawyers CLE, copresenter (Oct. 2022)
  • “When Ignorance Isn’t Bliss…,” The Seminar Group, Oregon Construction Law (Sept. 2022)
  • “Washington and Oregon Legal Update: New World, New Risks,” Oregon RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) Education Day, panelist (June 2022)

Outside the Office

When Ryan is not training for his next marathon, he enjoys trivia competitions, reading, watching true crime documentaries, and traveling to new and exotic locations.

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