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Tyler Smith - Founder and Managing Attorney

Tyler is a 1999 graduate of the University of Oregon and earned his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.  Tyler started Tyler Smith & Associates in 2007. In his prior career building business start-up teams, Tyler established himself as one of the most successful and respected Silicon Valley headhunters. Tyler has a strong background in business, sales, and company start up. Prior to starting his law firm, Tyler last worked for Microsoft. Tyler is currently the Vice Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, he is a past Chairman of the Hubbard and Canby Planning Commissions and was a past City Counselor. Tyler has been active in Oregon law and politics working to make productive changes for our state for many years.  He is one of few attorneys in Oregon that has extensive experience working with government agencies both in the legal realm and in the making of public policy.  He has been at the forefront of many significant changes to Oregon law and including working heavily on one of the few land use reform recommendations adopted by the Legislature giving some local control back to regions by making the land use process simpler and more meaningful. Tyler is continually fighting to protect business owners from abusive government processes and agencies. Tyler is a former Army Combat Engineer and attended the Oregon Military Academy. He is a proud veteran and frequently represents veterans. Tyler is often asked to give speeches, comments, or represent parties in high profile and controversial issues, including organization and planning strategy for large public policy campaigns.  With both an academic and a real world perspective, Tyler can see all perspectives to help his clients formulate a winning strategy.

You can see more about Tyler's professional and educational background on the following link to his LinkedIn profile. Tyler is one of few Oregon attorneys with substantive election law experience, and one of the few who frequently battles governments at all levels to keep them accountable to the people. Tyler is an active member of city leadership, in his community, church and local political organizations. He and his wife have one son and daughter and they love to be in the water or on the basketball court.

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J. "Ryan" Adams - Associate Attorney

Ryan has been with Tyler Smith and Associates since 2014 and is licensed to practice before all Courts in Oregon, the Federal District Court for Oregon, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. His practice focuses on general civil litigation and trial work. Ryan specializes in property disputes (landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense), contract disputes, civil rights issues, and employment law. 

Ryan is also a soldier in the Oregon Army National Guard. Currently, he serves the Army as an attorney with the Oregon JAG Corps. Ryan is proud to serve our country, and is passionate about helping veterans.

Prior to joining Tyler Smith & Associates, Ryan worked in corporate recruiting, law enforcement, and construction. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt, fish, and ski.  Email him at Ryan@ruralbusinessattorneys.com


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Caleb Leonard - Associate Attorney

Caleb graduated from Regent University School of Law and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2015. While in law school Caleb focused on Alternate Dispute Resolution winning the law schools annual ADR completion in his first year. He went on to become a member of the ADR Board and represented Regent University in negation and mediation competitions. Caleb also worked as a student prosecutor for the Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office trying shoplifting cases and writing briefs to the Court of Appeals of Virginia, he was the treasurer for the law school’s Christian Legal Society chapter, and as a graduate student helped start the law school’s first Masters of Arts in Law program.

Caleb has a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in History. Prior to law school Caleb worked in a distribution center and was an amateur boxer winning the 2011 Oregon Golden Gloves championship and the USA championship. When not practicing law Caleb enjoys bow hunting, fly fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family. Email him at Caleb@ruralbusinessattorneys.com.

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Sherry- Office Manager​

April Lee-Paralegal

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 ​SPEECHES:

  • Government Accountability
  • Protecting religious liberty
  • Toll Roads or No Toll Roads
  • Protecting Marriage
  • Protecting the initiative petitioning right
  • Protecting Your Ministry
  • County governance and leadership

 

SAMPLE OF CASE TOPICS:

Agricultural law; Government Takings; Conditional Use Permits; Garnishment; Property Boundary

Prescriptive Easements; Election Law Advice; Free Speech Defense

Breach of Contract; Timber Trespass; LUBA Appeals; Permits; Fines; Foreclosure; Contract for Sale;

Business Acquisition; BLM Land Exchange (Appeals); Administrative Rule challenges; Guardianship; Landlord/Tenant;

Trustee Sale, City Attorney, County Attorney, Special Counsel, PAC Formation, 501(C)3 formation; LLC Formation;

Dissolution; Merger; Inverse Condemnation; Quiet Title, Land Use Approval, Construction and Agricultural Liens

 

MEMBERSHIPS/ORGANIZATIONS/OFFICES​

TYLER SMITH

Canby Planning Commissioner, Past City Councilor and Chairman of the Hubbard Land Use Planning Commission; Founding Member of the Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest; Oregon Law Commission; Federalist Society; Elks Lodge; Chairman for the 5th Congressional District; Vice Chairman - Oregon Republican Party; PAC Board Member

J. RYAN ADAMS

Oregon State Bar; United States Federal Court for the District of Oregon, Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Oregon Army National Guard, American Legion

Licensed to practice in:

Federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (Tyler Smith; J. Ryan Adams)

Federal District Court for the District of Oregon (Tyler Smith; J. Ryan Adams)

Ore​gon Supreme Court (Tyler Smith; J. Ryan Adams; Caleb Leonard)

Oregon Court of Appeals (Tyler Smith; J. Ryan Adams; Caleb Leonard)

State Courts of Oregon (Tyler Smith; J. Ryan Adams; Caleb Leonard)

State Court of Idaho (Tyler Smith)

Idaho Supreme Court ​(Tyler Smith)