Milton E. Gifford, P.C.
Mr. Gifford's law practice is limited to the areas of estate planning, wills & trusts and probate, senior law, real property law, and business law. He has been in private practice in Cottage Grove, Oregon since 1987. He served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii. Mr. Gifford has a bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University, and is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Lane County Bar Association, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
Mr. Gifford is a native of the Northwest and has lived in the Cottage Grove area for 30 years. Mr. Gifford has been a home builder, a logger and has worked in a saw mill. He has been married for 37 years, has seven children and thirteen grandchildren. He is past president of the Cottage Grove Lions Club, and a former board member of the South Lane School District and Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce. He was President of the "Build It" P.A.C. which passed the bond to build a new Cottage Grove High School, which is now located on South River Road, in Cottage Grove. He is past president of South Lane Wheels and a former board member for 20 years. He has been a volunteer judge for the Cottage Grove Youth Peer Court. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and was a Scoutmaster of Troop 132 for 9 years. He is a private pilot. His hobbies are gardening, mountaineering, water skiing and snow skiing.
Ryan M. Gifford, P.C.
Ryan Gifford has developed an active practice focusing primarily in the areas of family law, wills & trusts, business planning, criminal defense, and mental commitment hearings. Known for his friendly manner and empathy, Ryan is dedicated to providing individuals and families with effective and sound legal counsel.
Ryan started his career as a Lane County Circuit Court Judicial Clerk to the Honorable M.K. Merten, and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2007. Prior to that, he received a Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law, San Diego in 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Brigham Young University in 1999.
For the past several years, Ryan has been an active member of the community, serving as President of Lions Club International, Advisory Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley Cottage Grove Branch, various leadership capacities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Peer Court Judge for the youth of Cottage Grove.
A native to Cottage Grove, Ryan has a passion for the remarkable recreational activities of Pacific Northwest, including kayaking, river rafting, water skiing, surfing, hiking, cycling, and camping. After living away in New York, Connecticut, Utah, Idaho, and California for more than thirteen years, he decided to settle back down in Oregon with his wife and four children, where he has made his home since July 2005.