Ryan M. Bledsoe

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2120
EMAIL: ryan.bledsoe@tonkon.com
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Ryan Bledsoe is an attorney in the firm's litigation department. Ryan has a wide-ranging trial practice representing individuals and companies of all sizes. Ryan's experience includes working on numerous cases in both federal and state courts involving a broad range of issues including antitrust, securities, trusts and estates, ERISA, shareholder oppression, environmental, intellectual property, and contract law. 
 
Representative experiences include:
  • Helped clients successfully navigate antitrust litigation in both state and federal courts. Advised numerous clients regarding antitrust law issues.
  • Numerous matters involving trust and estate litigation, including trust contests, trustee fiduciary duty disputes, guardianships, conservatorships, probate, elder abuse, and escheat.
  • Relied on the Oregon Securities Law to aid numerous clients recover their retirement assets that were stolen by a broker-dealer.
  • Helped clients protect their valuable intellectual property by vigorously pursuing claims for trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and cybersquatting.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a small business owner in two related cases. In the first case, two insurers alleged that the business owner breached contracts and converted clients' property, among other things. After prevailing on summary judgment, helped the client recover a substantial amount of attorney fees from the two insurers for discovery abuses. In the second case, helped the client recover all of its damages, including attorney fees incurred in both cases, from its insurer based on the insurer's failure to defend the first action.
  • Prevailed in an arbitration involving a Uniform Trade Practices Act claim, which allowed the client to recover his losses and attorney fees.
  • Represented a group of companies and their owner in multi-jurisdiction litigation spanning numerous areas of law including environmental, contract, and fiduciary duties.

Ryan is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Ryan is a member of the Forest Park Conservancy's Board, and he sits on the organization's Executive Committee and is the Board's Secretary. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon State Parks Foundation.

Ryan served on the firm's Managing Board in 2013 as its associate representative.

Super Lawyers identified Ryan as an Oregon "Rising Star" in its 2010, 2011 and 2014 publications.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he served as an articles editor and a member of the Managing Board of the Arizona Law Review. Ryan graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Prior to entering law school, Ryan worked as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate, Ryan was selected to the GTE Academic All-America First Team for his accomplishments both on and off the soccer field.
 

Ryan Bledsoe is an attorney in the firm's litigation department. Ryan has a wide-ranging trial practice representing individuals and companies of all sizes. Ryan's experience includes working on numerous cases in both federal and state courts involving a broad range of issues including antitrust, securities, trusts and estates, ERISA, shareholder oppression, environmental, intellectual property, and contract law. 
 
Representative experiences include:
  • Helped clients successfully navigate antitrust litigation in both state and federal courts. Advised numerous clients regarding antitrust law issues.
  • Numerous matters involving trust and estate litigation, including trust contests, trustee fiduciary duty disputes, guardianships, conservatorships, probate, elder abuse, and escheat.
  • Relied on the Oregon Securities Law to aid numerous clients recover their retirement assets that were stolen by a broker-dealer.
  • Helped clients protect their valuable intellectual property by vigorously pursuing claims for trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and cybersquatting.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a small business owner in two related cases. In the first case, two insurers alleged that the business owner breached contracts and converted clients' property, among other things. After prevailing on summary judgment, helped the client recover a substantial amount of attorney fees from the two insurers for discovery abuses. In the second case, helped the client recover all of its damages, including attorney fees incurred in both cases, from its insurer based on the insurer's failure to defend the first action.
  • Prevailed in an arbitration involving a Uniform Trade Practices Act claim, which allowed the client to recover his losses and attorney fees.
  • Represented a group of companies and their owner in multi-jurisdiction litigation spanning numerous areas of law including environmental, contract, and fiduciary duties.

Ryan is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Ryan is a member of the Forest Park Conservancy's Board, and he sits on the organization's Executive Committee and is the Board's Secretary. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon State Parks Foundation.

Ryan served on the firm's Managing Board in 2013 as its associate representative.

Super Lawyers identified Ryan as an Oregon "Rising Star" in its 2010, 2011 and 2014 publications.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he served as an articles editor and a member of the Managing Board of the Arizona Law Review. Ryan graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Prior to entering law school, Ryan worked as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate, Ryan was selected to the GTE Academic All-America First Team for his accomplishments both on and off the soccer field.
 

Forest Park Conservancy

Ryan donates his time, energy and professional expertise to the Forest Park Conservancy, the organization which supports responsible stewardship of Portland's much-admired Forest Park through trail maintenance, habitat restoration, education and advocacy. One of the country's largest urban forest reserves, Forest Park includes 5,157 acres of land that have been preserved for the past 60 years by Oregonians.

An avid hiker and runner, Bledsoe is Vice-Chair of the Conservancy's board of directors and spends time every week enjoying the park and the Wildwood Trail. Along with his wife and sons, Bledsoe participated in the 2011 Forest Park Conservancy All Trails Challenge, walking approximately 80 miles of trails while raising awareness and funds for the Conservancy.
 

Oregon State Parks Foundation

Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth played a key role in the 1995 establishment of the Oregon State Parks Foundation (formerly the Oregon State Parks Trust), which raises funds and builds partnerships to restore and create new facilities and sites in the Oregon state park system. Ryan is the fifth Tonkon Torp lawyer to serve on the Board of Trustees. 
 

Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section

Ryan serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. The Section provides bar members interested in competition law and trade regulation with opportunities to develop and improve related skills. The Section hosts CLEs, monitors legislation, and keeps members apprised of recent developments in the law.
 

Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee

Ryan serves as a member of Multnomah Bar Association's CLE Committee. This committee develops topics and recruits speakers for all CLE seminars presented by the Multnomah Bar Association. CLE classes are designed to address the varied areas of law in which Oregon lawyers practice.
 

Business for Culture and the Arts – Art of Leadership Program

Ryan was selected to participate in the 2012-2013 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts. The six-session Art of Leadership program included expert speakers, educational sessions with local arts and business leaders, and a look at the challenges faced by arts organizations.
 

Personal Interests

Ryan has enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and climbing in national parks in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Chile. Closer to home, Ryan enjoys hiking and running on the Wildwood Trail, especially with his wife and sons.