About Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, LLP

Our History

The Beginning

Founded in 1968, Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, LLP has been serving Oregon for more than 50 years. Early on, our senior partners saw that many Oregonians who had been injured at work weren’t getting the legal advice they needed. They took action and began helping as many people as possible.


We have continued in the same tradition, specializing in workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability cases to help people win the compensation they deserve. We have offices in Portland, Pendleton, and Pacific City, but serve all of Oregon, including Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Salem, Hood River, The Dalles, Hermiston, Pendleton, Astoria, Tillamook, and surrounding areas.

Our Philosophy: We’re on Your Side

Many of our clients come to us feeling frustrated, hurt, and pushed aside because no one will listen to them or take their concerns seriously. We never want our clients to feel that way. We take the time to listen to your story, answer all your questions, and make sure you fully understand your legal options.

At Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, LLP, we believe everyone deserves strong legal representation, which is why we put the same level of care and dedication into every case. We never settle for good enough. Instead of being flashy, we want our clients to feel comfortable and confident that their case is in the best possible hands.

We only get paid if you win. Every consultation is free, and we don’t charge you fees for our service.

“I’d like to thank the staff and members of Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff. Thank you for your help and support during my time of need. I truly appreciate your team going above and beyond what I anticipated. Again thank you.”

-DL Sparkman

Get To Know Our Attorneys

Our Team

With over 70 collective years of practicing law, our team has the skill and experience to fight for your rights in court. We welcome cases big and small and have even successfully handled million-dollar injury claims.

All long-time Oregon residents, our attorneys are experts at navigating the state’s complicated legal system. We became attorneys because we want to help people, not to make the most money. We’ll never rush to settle your case when that’s not your best option. We always fight for the best possible outcome for you.

Michael Gilbertson

Michael Gilbertson


Michael’s passion is to help ease people’s suffering after a workplace injury by providing strong and compassionate legal representation. 

Adian Martin

Adian Martin


Adian’s relationship with his clients is an equal one, and he approaches each person with respect and kindness.

Jeffrey Ratliff

Jeffrey Ratliff


Jeffrey is able to alleviate his clients’ stress and worry by providing a much-needed calmness during turbulent times.

Supporting Staff

In addition to our excellent attorneys, we have a great support staff to help our firm run smoothly and make sure our attorneys can work on your case without problems or delays. If you have a question or concern about your case, they are always friendly, accessible, and ready to help with issues like:

  • Copies
  • Translation services
  • Determining the status of your benefits
  • Scheduling issues
  • Claim status updates

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We take on cases of any size and scope and we never back down.

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